Strategy Execution

Many businesses are running with inefficiencies that can cost organizations up to 30% of their revenue each year, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Position your company with the trajectory to continually succeed regardless of what is to come with Mercer’s Strategy Execution program.

This future-focused program is designed to develop the skills and insights necessary to expertly adapt your business to whatever the future holds. You will learn how to actively execute your organization’s strategy by identifying leverage points and rapidly pivoting into them, giving you an edge over your competition.

Developing strategies well and executing strategies can be challenging for many organizations. By applying the core characteristics of Strategy Execution, you can get results that drive your organization into the future:

Next program begins August 24, 2022

  • Session One: Wednesday, August 24
  • Session Two: Wednesday, September 7
  • Session Three: Wednesday, September 21
  • Session Four: Wednesday, October 5
  • Session Five: Wednesday, October 19
  • Session Six: Wednesday, November 2
  • Session Seven: Wednesday, November 16
  • Session Eight: Wednesday, November 30

Program Registration


Individual Session Registration


  • 8

    program sessions

  • 4

    one-on-one coaching sessions

  • $995

    cost of program covers program materials, 17.5 hours of instruction,
    individual coaching, and a Mercer certificate of completion


The program is offered virtually through seven, two and a half hour bi-weekly synchronous sessions. Time of day will be determined based on participant availability. While sessions sequentially build on each other, attending individual sessions is also beneficial.


The certificate program is $995 per person. Registration fees cover program materials, a Mercer certificate of completion, 17.5 hours of instruction and four 30 minute one-on-ones as needed to keep you on track and provide customized insight for your execution needs.

Individual sessions are $175 per person. Registration fees cover program materials, and 2.5 hours of instruction per session.

Special pricing is available for groups of three or more registering from the same organization at the same time, and for Mercer University students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Course Outline

Mercer's Strategy Execution program will prepare professionals to expertly adapt to dynamically changing business environments. Learn more about specific course sessions and program outline.

Meet the Instructors

Russell Disberger

Russell Disberger is the founder and CEO of Aspen Business Group. During the last 30 years, Russell has been an advisor to more than 3,000 businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and educational institutions through start-up, improvement, survival, turnaround, sales, and growth modes. His expertise is in organizational assessment, strategy, performance management, decision support and process management.

Kelsey Couture

Kelsey Couture is an Organizational Psychologist and Associate Consultant at Aspen Business Group. She has a deep understanding of the complex interactions between organizational structures, human behavior, and leadership. While earning her Ph.D. at Kansas State University, her evidence-based research identified three pillars of effective virtual leadership: trust building, team empowerment, and high-quality communication.

Strategy Execution works and the program can be applied to any business whether big or small. It is a unique formula for any business to help improve their organization and succeed at whatever it is they are pursuing.

June 2021 Program

I will utilize this course and the connections I have established through this course to become a better leader both on and off my job. I learned so much and put so much of the skills I gained to work with great people. I envision this experience leading to an ultimate goal of leading people with heart and strategy.

June 2021 Program

Strategy Execution is an amazing course, and provided me with great knowledge about mission, vision, and core values. Culture eats strategy and main framework is something I will apply to all the businesses that I work for. Definitely enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it!

June 2021 Program

Russell and Kelsey have provided wonderful exposure to learn the strategic framework designs. Their depth of knowledge has been very well consumed and I strongly believe I will be applying the framework in the future. The delivery of the content was great in a virtual environment.

June 2021 Program

This program is great for people who are willing to learn about strategy application and different parameters affecting it.

June 2021 Program