Inspiring military leaders through transition and beyond.
Like you, I’ve learned the hard way what I don’t want as a leader. I don’t want to be a workaholic. I don’t want to compromise time with my family or personal life to succeed in my job. I don’t want to leave the office angry or frustrated. I don’t want to wake up every day wondering if there is more to my life.
Like you, I want to be the best leader I can be. I want to be successful, and I want to have fun. I want to surprise people by exceeding their expectations. I want to help the people I coach and lead grow to exceed their own expectations. I want to inspire others with the confidence, passion, and energy to change the world.
Here’s the good news. You can get what you want. You don’t have to settle. You can have it all. You can be an ordinary hero.
Certified Professional Coach
Experience. Expertise. Passion.
I became a coach because I believe that too many veterans settle for less in life after the military. I see the military experience as a growth opportunity into a more empowering life as a veteran. I became a professional coach to help veterans discover their true passion and purpose in a world starving for their leadership!
I have spent the last 24 years in a variety of leadership positions. As a West Point graduate, I retired as a lieutenant colonel from the army. I commanded a battalion of more than 600 people where I spent almost three years of my life leading soldiers in combat in Afghanistan. I was the executive director of a national non-profit organization. I am currently leading a collaboration of government, corporate, and non-profit entities from across the country to implement social change in the veteran community. I’ve had an extensive journey, and I learned some things along the way.
When you leave the military, you return to a normal life. Choose something better - you have the potential to lead an even more empowering life beyond the military.
| AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Authentic and Creative Leadership
Energy Leadership Coaching
Military Leader Transitions
Veteran Life Coaching
Veteran New-Hire Integration
Group Coaching and Facilitation
| FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCE
Executive Level Leadership
Executive Leadership Coaching
Mentoring and Training
| INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Young Adult Counseling Services
Non-Profit Executive Management
Certified Professional Coach
Energy Leadership Index, Master Practitioner
Certified Authentic Leadership Coach
Combat Action Badge
BS, Mechanical Engineering (West Point)
MS, Organizational Psychology (Capella University)
MBA, Kenan-Flagler Business School (UNC) Valedictorian
Energy Leadership Coaching Program (iPEC)
Authentic Leadership Coaching (Raleigh Coaching Academy)
| MILITARY EXPERIENCE
3rd Aviation Brigade - Battalion Commander
Joint Staff - Deputy Director for Strategic Plans and Policy
101st Airborne Division - Brigade Executive Officer, Battalion Operations Officer
Joint Readiness Training Center - Assault Lead Observer Controller
10th Mountain Division - Company Commander, Battalion Logistics Officer
82nd Airborne Division - Platoon Leader