Kirk Hardcastle

Adjunct Instructor of Management Executive MBA


Office: Conway 201

Kirk Hardcastle has worked in management, marketing, public relations and adult education for more than 25 years. He is a partner and president of LeaderPoint, an executive development firm that focuses on providing business leadership with an approach that significantly improves business results. Since 1999, as a session facilitator and executive coach, he has worked with senior managers representing nearly 1,000 companies. He has published monographs on business leadership and management since 2004. He also manages LeaderPoint’s marketing initiatives.


As an adjunct professor at Rockhurst University, he teaches strategic marketing management and introduction to health care management principles, and provides executive coaching as part of the Executive MBA program curriculum. He founded LeaderScope, an executive coaching firm, in 2013. He founded Tricycle Design, a commercial graphic design studio, in 2005. He founded Hardcastle Communications, a strategic marketing firm, in 1993. He was the founding editor of EXPLORE Kansas City, a local news magazine, in 1997.


As president of Tricycle Design, he has developed marketing strategies and targeted communications tools for clients in all sectors, from technology to health care to manufacturing to finance. He has created corporate identity and marketing materials for companies in all industries. His programs have been awarded numerous local, regional and national awards, including Echo, ARC, PRISM and AMBIT Best of Show awards.