What does FOCUS do?

We educate leaders.

We are the region’s premier leadership organization, preparing diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving St. Louis region.

We connect leaders.

We strive to represent the diversity of our region, connecting participants from across counties, sectors, industries, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and beliefs.

We facilitate the important conversations.

We engage citizens to deliberate on critical regional community issues in a trusted, nonpartisan space.


Meet Our Alumni

Johnny Wang, Leadership St. Louis
Labor & Employment Counsel, Enterprise Holdings
"Leadership St. Louis most definitely has changed my approach. I also gained mentors and coaches who are willing to drop whatever is going on in their lives and give me time when I need it."
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Impact Fellows
Info Session

12:00-1:00 PM

Recruitment is underway for our 2022-23 cohort, and this is your opportunity to get all your questions answered!

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The Reality
of Burnout

12:00-1:00 PM

It's time for real talk about burnout! Join us for a free workshop with therapist and life-coach Kathryn Stinson.

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Emerging Leaders

5:00-8:30 PM

Alumni volunteers are need to help us select the spring 2022 cohort of FOCUS Emerging Leaders.

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