BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate America Magazine announced the winners of the 2016 Elite Businesswoman Awards. Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting is the recipient of the Woman-Owned Leadership Development Firm of the Year - East USA. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444613 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444614LOGO Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting is a certified women-owned business offering a full-suite of leadership development and talent management services. The company's specialties include executive coaching, leadership development programs, and organizational effectiveness consulting. "I am delighted that Chrysalis Coaching & Consulting is the recipient of an Elite Businesswoman Award," said President & Founder Karen Carmody. "I am passionate about leadership development and proud that my company has received this honor." Recent surveys place leadership development at the top of the human capital agenda. Companies are seeing an accelerated demand for leadership at all levels. As the market for high-skill talent further tightens, companies realize they cannot simply recruit all the talent they need, but must develop it internally. Organizations that fail to continuously invest in their future leaders could lag behind their competition. "In today's competitive business environment, companies must continuously develop leaders who are skilled at engaging employees, implementing growth strategies, driving innovation, and retaining customers," said Carmody. "Chrysalis is poised to continue helping organizations develop the leaders of today and tomorrow." The 2016 Elite Businesswoman Awards are designed to recognize successful businesswomen for their continuous hard work and talents. Award winners were selected based on months of research and analysis from Corporate America's dedicated Awards Team. Winners were chosen on merit and selected based on their success.