Self-Discovery
Self-Mastery 
Emotional Intelligence 
Professional Development 
Leadership Development 
Organizational Development
Systems Thinking
Creating Positive Culture & Innovation
Effective Communication Skills
Motivation & Trust (optmizing cause & effect) 
Building Shared Vision
Life Balance 
Organization & Productivity 
Sustainability & Legacy Planning


  • "Trying to describe Bill in only a few sentences is very difficult for me. There simply are not enough words to state how truly passionate, caring, and inspiring he is to anyone who crosses his path. There is no better person to really help you achieve your goals and to get the most out of life than Bill!"
    - C. Harris, B.S., Accounting, Douglasville, PA
  • "I met Coach Bill through softball but his optimism, knowledge, motivation, and skill helped me in ways well beyond. He has helped me overcome challenges and has helped me make lasting changes (in a good way) regarding the way I look at new obstacles and situations." - T. Church, B.S., Business Informatics, Glen Mills, PA
  • "Coach Bill is an enthusiastic, up-beat motivator who has impacted not only my life but several of the players on our college team. He is intelligent and he uses an outside-the-box approach to many things and helps one to find new perspective on many common topics. He is creative, resourceful, and a genuinely caring person." - E. Antonucci, Physical Therapy, Nesconset, NY
  • "Coach Bill has the uncanny knack for connecting with individuals in a way that is skill-based and user friendly. His enthusiasm and love for people (and the game) are evident and allows him to immediately connect with students and their families." - J. A. Lawson, Ed.D., Executive Director of Education, Cecil County, MD
  • "My daughter started working with Bill in the fall of 2013, (age 10). 'He is a trusted mentor and true role model' (her words). I believe it's because he has this combination of super-charged positive energy, humor, and an uncanny ability to read people. He just brings out the best in his clients." - L. Owsiany & H. Owsiany, 8th grade student and Tournament Softball Player, Chichester, PA
  • "My daughter started working with Coach Bill at the age of 13. He made an immediate impact on her play and hitting. She has become the starting catcher on her tournament team and a sought after college recruit but most importantly, she says, 'I feel so much better as a player and as a person after I see him!' " - K. Gordy, New Castle, DE
  • "Bill has been blessed with a gift for connecting with not only the athlete, but people in general. He exudes such energy, passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm for the game and beyond; Coach Bill has been a true mentor for both our daughter and us." - G. Solge and H. Solge, 8thGrade Student and Tournament Softball Player, Wilmington, DE
  • "I have known Bill for almost 10 years. I have had the privilege to work one-on-one with him and I am always left feeling excited about life; completely empowered! I look forward to every session. He truly is an inspiring, genuine, motivating individual and I highly recommend his coaching to anyone and everyone!" - M. Curtis, Hair Stylist, Holmes, PA
  • "I was fortunate to meet Bill through Widener University. Bill was instantly approachable. He has the uncanny ability to read and connect with people. He is extremely intelligent but very adept at filtering his understanding of people (and leadership) to people on the level of the individual or group. I would highly recommend Bill to any who are looking to improve their leadership and interpersonal skills. Bill will help you raise your performance to exciting new levels!" - Jim Newlon, PGA Professional Instructor Head Coach, Men's and Women's Golf, Widener University
  • "Bill's powerful message on personal awareness and the process toward self-mastery has changed the way I do "business". His insight and positive energy has laid the foundation for growth, understanding, and a "Champion" mindset both for me personally and for Widener University Softball. Bill has been a big factor in our success and these skills have been invaluable to me and our program! - Fred Dohrmann, Head Softball Coach, Widener University Softball, 2017 MAC Champions

About Me

Hi, my name is Bill Relyea,  I am the owner, lead speaker, consultant, and "Head-Coach" of The 415 Group.  I have been involved with athletics all of my life.  I have competed internationally and coached teams to championships at every level.  And, I did it by building trust, creating a positive environment, and helping players discover their greatest talents and strengths. 

It wasn't lost on me that there was a great contrast with most of the teams and organizations I had been a part of in the workplace and the teams I was a part of in the athletic world.  I noticed how great coaches have the ability to identify, cultivate, and celebrate the unique abilities of their players, then to design a game plan that allows players to do what s/he does best to contribute to the team's over-all mission: to achieving continuous success (i.e. win)!!  And, I wondered why that was not the case where I worked?

After 25 years in the healthcare profession and five more spent in the legal profession, project management, and various sales experiences along the way, I decided that I wanted to share those experiences learned from athletics to make a profound difference in business organizations.  I found that I have an uncommon ability to connect with others, to see the big-picture, and to inspire others.  (And, I really love helping others achieve great things!)  So, I made the decision to learn more about providing this type of service to the business community.  I found my purpose and discovered my own calling as a maximizer of others. 

I completed my graduate degree in Industrial/Organizational psychology while simultaneously completing certification coursework as a Christian Executive/Life Coach, then moved on to doctoral coursework with a concentration in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching.  I started teaching organizational development and leadership, and I launched my practice.  I set out to make a difference in the workplaces and lives of individuals by sharing the processes, strategies, and secrets to greater efficiency, productivity, and satisfaction in being apart of a high-performing team and doing what they do for a living. 

As the "Head-Coach" at the 415 Group, I work with leaders and teams of small to moderately-sized, sports-minded organizations - anyone who encounters competition in the marketplace or engenders it in their workplace - who are struggling with a disengaged or caustic culture, afflicted with poor team performance, communication, or cohesion, and suffering ineptitude or disconnect with their leadership/followership dynamics. 

I help organizations solve their people-problems through practical, evidence-based strategies and impactful processes, but more than that, I ignite passion in others by helping them to develop greater systemic understanding and self-awareness!  I inspire others to define and achieve their own success by offering insights into human behavior and group dynamics. 

Like most leaders, champions are forged, cultivated, and developed.  Some may start off with prodigious talent, but neither talent nor intelligence alone can lead; they can only serve.  So, if you find yourself in the accidental position of leadership ... or maybe you or someone you know is in charge of a dysfunctional team ... I invite you to call The 415 Group!!  We're building Champions.  One leader at a time.

Here are some things clients have said after working with me:

"Bill is a gifted speaker and an intuitive coach who facilitates innovative thought processes with the harmonic balance of real-world applications." 

“Bill just has this uncanny ability to read and connect with people!”

He is a bricoleur and modern-day Renaissance man!" 



Education :
A.S. and Diploma in Nursing (25 years of clinical experience)
B.S. in Professional Studies

ABA Paralegal Certification in Litigation
Master's Certification in Healthcare Informatics
Certification as Christian Executive/Life Coach (ICF accredited)
M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Doctoral learner of I/O P with specialization in Leadership Development and Executive Coaching

Additional Training:
Life/Execuitve Coach, Positive Psychology, Strengths-Based Leadership Coaching, Judgment Index™, Ennea International (5LQ™, Team Development, and High-Performance Team Process), DISC/Values Index (Innermetrix), Strengthsfinder (Gallup)

Professional Memberships and Activities:
Member of the Better Business Bureau

Member of Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
Member of Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
Member of National Speakers Association (Philadelphia)
Member of National Honor Society and Psi Chi
Widener University Adjunct Faculty Member
Consultant, Speaker, and Facilitator at Widener University's Oskin Leadership Institute
Widener University Softball Coach (Hitters & Catchers), 2017 Mid-Atlantic Commonwealth Conference Champions!
Member of National Fastpitch Coaches Association
Member of Positive Coaching Alliance
ASA Certified Softball Coach (ACE Level IV)

 

“Great leaders move us.  They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us.  When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision, or powerful ideas.  But the reality is much more primal: Great leadership works through the emotions.  Under the guidance of an emotionally intelligent leader, people feel cared for, they share ideas, learn from one another, make collaborative decisions, and get things done!” 
~ Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee,
Primal Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013)

 
Spiritual Gifts

7 But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift8 Therefore he says: “When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.” (Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10 He who descended is also The One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)  11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head - Christ - 16 from whom the whole bodyjoined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love." (Eph. 4:7-16 NKJV)

*This promise of the giving of talents is also discussed in the parable of the talents
(see Matt. 25:14-30 NKJV).

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