~ International organizational leadership author and speaker, with readership in over 90 countries
~ Director of the Master of Science in Organization Development program at Edgewood College
~ College professor in Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development, and Leadership, with experience in both traditional classroom andragogical and online, interactive teaching methodologies
~ Assessment Consultant – Individual, team, and organizational, including psychological evaluations, 360-degree multi-rater, organizational culture, and cognitive learning assessments
~ Researcher on military veterans’ issues and leadership, such as workforce reintegration, placement and transition issues for retired veterans
A skeptical positivist. A corporate optimist. And a leadership realist. I’ve spent more than two decades strengthening organizational cultures with data-driven exploration, diagnosis, and prescriptive solutions. It’s what I do, and its pursuit feeds my passion for continuous individual and organizational growth. After all, organizations are the lifeblood of society. So, why accept inadequate leadership, followership, and culture, when the alternative promotes healthy individuals, companies, and economies at all levels?
I’ve led teams of 5-300 dedicated professionals, and I’ve made enough leadership mistakes to fill a book. But it’s from a humble perspective on leadership and its challenges that I approach my work with organizations. And I love what I do.
The father of two college-aged daughters, an avid reader, a skydiver and ice hockey goalie, and a veteran of both the U.S. Army and Navy, I aim to always maintain a work-passion balance in everything I do. An HR Officer with the Navy Reserve, I currently reside north of San Francisco in Sonoma County, California, with my partner, JoDee, two pugs and a golden retriever. A true adventurer, I live my life by the following sentiment:
“I refuse to tiptoe through life….only to arrive at death.” ~ Unknown