The Illumination Group is an Executive/Career Coaching Consultancy based in New York City. We help talented, successful executives and professionals create a vision for what they want to achieve, by connecting them to who they are at their core – so they and their organizations can shine.

Our executive and career coaching helps our clients become more self-aware and intentional about what they want. As a result, they become more energized and better positioned to accelerate their performance. And when they are aligned with organizational goals, they deliver increased value. Greater impact. Stronger results. Best of all, our coaching delivers a valuable ROI, which means stronger engagement and a competitive advantage.

We help:

Senior Executives — strengthen leadership and presence

High Potential Talent — accelerate impact and performance

Professionals —  transition into a new role, job or career

Entrepreneurs & Consultants — build or launch a business

Our Personalized Coaching Services Include:

Executive Coaching


Executive Coaching engagements empower you to be a more effective leader, by building on your core strengths, becoming more mindful of what’s in your way, and owning your vision for what you want to achieve. 


Executive Presence


If you want to be a better presenter or run more effective meetings, we can help you learn skills from the worlds of branding and the performing arts so you can connect with your audience — and motivate people to act.


Career Transition


Whether advancing to a new role, transitioning to a new job or career, or striking out on your own, Personal Core Branding™ helps you identify your unique strengths and value, so you can position yourself for success.


David Lees Coaching


If you’re seeking greater clarity or searching for a new career direction, David’s career coaching, workshops and seminars will inspire you to move forward at every stage of your career. The key is connecting to who you are!


Our Goal is Total Client Satisfaction:

Career Transition

Steven Yorra is a sublime strategist and guide for executives in transition within a job or seeking the next step in their professional lives. A man of infinite wisdom, kindness, and patience, Steven is also a master of clarity, who enables you to understand your options and embrace the best and most empowering solutions at every turn.

Nancy Novogrod

International Travel & Luxury Hotel Consultant, (former Editor in Chief, Travel + Leisure | New York)

Executive Coaching

The Illumination Group has helped us significantly strengthen our leadership team. Steven’s coaching assistance has had a very positive impact on their development, and as a result on our company overall. As our company continues to grow, we continue to look to Steven to help us groom the next generation of talent.

Ronald A. Cuccaro

Executive Chairman, Adjusters International | New York

Executive Presence

The Illumination Group is an invaluable resource – Steven coached me on how to improve managing my group and elevating my executive presence. This has strengthened my leadership effectiveness within both the creative team and business groups. Through their support and guidance, my level of influence within the organization has escalated far beyond what I ever thought was possible!


Design Operations Director, Global Retailer | New York

David Lees Workshops

Since November 2008, The Illumination Group’s Personal Core Branding™ Workshops have helped hundreds of Labor Department clients gain confidence, develop job search strategies, and most importantly give them a real sense of hope. David’s efforts to help our clients brand themselves, stand out, network and interview more effectively, have made a real impact. Thank you for your time, support and making a real difference in the lives of so many people.

Barbara Ulrich

New York State Department of Labor | New York