The Grindstone Institute

Sharpening Leaders

Sharpening Leaders

The Grindstone Institute is a human resources and leadership development company that offers assessments, workshops, and coaching to help individuals and teams sharpen their leadership and communication skills. We serve a wide range of clients – including students, young professionals, and seasoned executives – who seek to become the best version of themselves.

Signature Programs


Interpreting DISC and Motivators reports to improve self-awareness


Coaching and mentoring leaders to realize their full potential


Inspiring others by sharing diverse leadership experiences


Offering organizational frameworks for growth and success


Developing America’s next generation of leaders


Partnering with institutions of higher education to develop young people

Founder and President

Mike Dovilla

Led by Mike Dovilla, an entrepreneurial speaker, trainer, and coach who has successfully lead teams in government, the military, and nonprofit arena, Grindstone is dedicated to Sharpening Leaders.

Lessons for Leaders