Leading Made Simple


Our clients hire us to become the transformational leader everyone respects and likes

For passionately engaging your team towards shared goals

For maximizing the desired results

For growing the business to its potential

For creating organizational success benefitting all stakeholders involved!


 to YOU to become a truly effective, transformational leader?

Take a new path, accelerate your progress and move along an exponential growth trajectory with the guidance of a professional coach!

Our clients are our ambassadors

Trust is the foundation of every healthy relationship. As a client of QLI International, you will join a network of high-performing professionals who have taken disciplined action and achieved sustained results. Discover what others have learned and experienced through QLI International and founder Manfred Gollent.

"Every once in a while someone comes along that just ‘knocks your socks off’ when you least expect it. That has been my experience with Manfred Gollent. Manfred’s ability to both separate and distill the ‘critical few’ from the ‘trivial many’ is a gift that can benefit you and your organization."

Doug Brown

Chairman/CEO, Paradigm Associates LLC

“I learned that being a leader is much more than just being in charge.”

Derrill Hiott

Manager, Environmental, Health and Occupational Safety at Colgate-Palmolive

“We hired QLI International on three different occasions to work with various members of our senior management team as they grew into positions of leadership. The transformation over a 12-week period led to a tremendous increase in mentoring / coaching employees, increased revenues for all divisions as a result of better leadership, and an increase in confidence for each of the management team members.”

Steve Hall

VP Business Development, FGP

Our Approach to


QLI International offers the tools that lead to increased profitability, as well as meaningful and gratifying work. As no two groups or individuals are alike, there is no single perfect path. What we provide is truly an individualized coaching experience. While we utilize best practices, QLI will align your program to meet your unique individual, team and organizational objectives.

Increasing self-awareness, adaptive leadership, communication skills, and the ability to influence beyond formal authority enables the entire organization to reap the benefits.

Our customized approach is well structured and produces both the business results you need now and the personal transformation that drives future success. We are aligning the development needs of our clients with the objectives of the organization. In the process, we provide a confidential, collaborative, and supportive feedback-rich environment where our clients can gain valuable insights while developing positive new behaviors and habits.

Master how to project mature self-confidence, poise under pressure, authenticity, empathy, warmth, and strength. Acquire a blend of persuasive leadership competencies that inspire trust, enthusiasm, and buy-in.

Whether it’s a high-stakes meeting, a hallway chat with a colleague or a town hall meeting with the entire organization, failure to get the right message across can be costly in many ways. We support leaders to communicate clearly and confidently at every level of the organization, from the boardroom to the water cooler.

Recognize and manage conflict constructively, resolve disputes quickly. We help leaders develop the skills that build collaboration and common purpose. We help them maximize employee engagement, productivity and retention.

We support leaders to hit the (new) ground running and accelerate the mastery of the new challenges. From quickly analyzing new information and developing new competencies to building strong relationships across organizational boundaries, we help leaders create results in their new role faster and add value to the company from day one.

Considering the accomplishment of shared objectives, EQ matters as much as IQ. Acquiring and implementing the skillsets that drive success like team leadership and collaboration, how to build trust, influencing skills, managing emotions, resilience and conflict management are essential in achieving organizational results.

We provide strategic planning facilitation utilizing the most current planning concepts (i.e. OKR) utilized by companies like Google, Intel, Microsoft, etc.

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Manfred Gollent CBC, MBA

Certified Business Coach & CEO

Manfred Gollent is a certified business coach and founder of QLI International. He is also a senior associate and executive coach for the Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Furman University.

QLI has provided leadership, organizational and management consulting services since 2006. Mr. Gollent’s experience in business development, employee performance, and team building come as a result of more than 30 years of highly disciplined techniques and processes learned within the industrial sector.

Prior to founding QLI International in spring of 2006, Mr. Gollent has been a turn-around executive in a Fortune 500 company with global operations for some 22 years. During his 30+ years in the corporate world, he led the rebuilding of underperforming subsidiaries in the United States, Europe, and Asia by developing their leadership team and organization, restructuring their market portfolio, operations and efficiency to improve results toward meeting investor’s expectations.

Mr. Gollent’s corporate senior executive roles included facilitating strategy development and business process improvement for companies in the UK, Belgium, Norway, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, and the United States. He has extensive experience in all areas of management including marketing, sales, financial operations, product development, and manufacturing. He has served on company boards in nine countries.

Mr. Gollent holds a degree in electrical engineering and an Executive MBA. He is fully proficient in both German and English. Manfred is a Mentor at the Founder Institute Greenville (www.fi.co ), a co-organizer/mentor for 1 Million Cups Greenville, a coach/mentor for the Minority Business Accelerator (MBA) program of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, a youth mentor at NEXT Highschool of Greenville (www.nexthighschool.org) and volunteers as a mentor for young people in foster care within the “Fostering Great Ideas” organization (www.fgionline.org )

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Taylor Doctor

As a coach, Taylor Doctor helps teens learn how to problem solve, develop leadership skills, and set powerful but attainable goals. Her passion and enthusiasm about youth leadership development is infectious and gratifying for all stakeholders involved.

Taylor Doctor is a University of Georgia “triple dawg” who graduated Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in Psychology (B.A), Public Administration (M.P.A), and Human Development & Family Science (M.S). Additionally, Taylor holds certificates in Nonprofit Management and Substance Use Prevention. Her extensive background includes research on adolescent healthy relationships, teen pregnancy prevention, and teen communication skills. Currently, Taylor serves also as a Project Coordinator with Impact Spartanburg, a coalition implementing environmental strategies to reduce adolescent substance use. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys baking, painting, and hiking with her husband and miniature schnauzer. 

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Rick Lochner

Rick Lochner is president and CEO of Chicago-based RPC Leadership Associates Inc. RPC’s mission is to help organizational leadership teams, business owners, and nonprofit boards align their strategic plans to improve and enhance customer loyalty and increase profitability.

Prior to starting RPC in 2008, Mr. Lochner joined a private company that had received their second round of funding and needed to place a high level of importance on operational excellence. Mr. Lochner rose to the challenge and soon two-thirds of the company reported to him. After two years the company was sold, growing from $30 million to $140 million.

Before that, Mr. Lochner was a former executive with Sprint Corp. As vice president for Sprint Business, he was responsible for the central United States and 640 people.

Mr. Lochner is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is an adjunct professor at Aurora University and a visiting professor at the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University.

Alan Kovitz

Alan Kovitz, MBA, CBC

Alan Kovitz is a certified business coach and holds an MBA in human resources from the prestigious Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. His diverse career has seen him work as a stockbroker, utilize his entrepreneurial skills in building successful businesses. He has become known for his excellent training and development skills in both sales and general management.

Mr. Kovitz is recognized as one of the foremost leadership development coaches in the United States. Known for developing effective leaders in 70+ industries for more than 25 years, he works with a process to help executives uncover areas in need of improvement and discover unique strengths.