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Proven Track Record

Leadership Development Experience:

Expertly coached senior leaders toward personal and professional breakthroughs for more than 30 years, and prepared emerging leaders to assume executive roles.   

 

Served as a trusted advisor to senior executives across the national security enterprise, the Department of Defense, NGOs and in private industry.

Served as an Adjunct Faculty member (Leadership Practicum) at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University.

Education:

Master of Arts in Management (Organizational Leadership) from American Military University (in progress/2023)

Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College (Washington, DC). 

 

Master of Theology (Ethics and Leadership) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (South Hamilton, MA).

 

Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy from the University of Texas (Austin, TX). 

 

Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation.

Why LeaderLife?

Being an authentic leader is vastly different from being a person who has merely learned to apply leadership techniques.  Taking your organization to the next level cannot happen unless you take yourself to the next level as an executive.  What sets you apart from the pack is core strength, demonstrated by your ability to stay decisively and creatively engaged at the helm without becoming enervated by organizational or personal distractions.  Said another way, who you are as a leader determines what you're able to accomplish as a leader.  I'll help you become the leader you want to be, operating from a base of integrity and confidence.  Great leadership results will follow naturally.      

My Approach

I work with individual leaders, believing that the best way to influence an organization (corporation, firm, agency, department) is through the person at the top.  I'll propel you forward by: listening carefully;  asking insightful and powerful questions that will make you think deeply about your leadership and your organization; challenging your assumptions; sharing observations; telling you the truth; widening your perspective; expanding your vision for what is possible, and walking beside you as a trusted advisor and confidante.  You'll generate your own paradigm shifts through this process, which will pay dividends far beyond the specific challenges you've addressed. At work and at home, you'll demonstrate the truth that a strong and principled leader is inherently attractive.  I'll help you operate from a position of strength, allowing you to avoid a common leadership pitfall: becoming hamstrung by a failure of nerve that lures executives into becoming people-pleasers rather than leaders.   

 

Having served in the military (Army Colonel) for over 30 years, I've gained extensive experience developing  emerging leaders in this "young" organization.  As Boomers vacate leadership roles through retirement, organizations must have a plan to replace their executives.  Millennials and Gen Z deserve intentional and personally-tailored leadership development.  Executive coaching is the perfect tool for preparing up-and-coming leaders for the challenges that lie ahead of them.  I can help develop your next generation of executives who will give your organization a leadership advantage over your competitors.         

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