My Why

I am passionate about elevating the quality of leadership across the world to create a more prosperous and equitable future for everyone. We are at a turning point in our cities, states, nations, and the world. We see heroes and unsung heroes in every profession, dedicated to making a positive impact. Every day we see the impact of leadership on our lives. By elevating leadership, we shift a significant lever that will create an impact that ripples through time. I want to be part of that shift by helping build and sustain high impact, compassionate and wise leaders. Leaders who collectively improve the lives of those they impact.

The Standard Bio Information

I am the Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends. I help leaders elevate their leadership quality and transform their organizations to create sustainable impact and results. I captured my thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books used by public, private, and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems, and culture with innovative leadership techniques. I am also a Fellow of the International Leadership Association and received an honorary Doctorate of Community Leadership for my contribution to the field of leadership from Franklin University in 2022. In addition, I serve on the Advisory Board at the School of Strategic Leadership at James Madison University and The Mason Leadership Center at Franklin University.

As a preeminent change agent, I have set strategic direction and then transformed my clients’ organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness.

For years, I have shared my hard-won insights – through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk shows, and video presentations. I am a regularly featured author for In addition, I host the Voice America international radio show focusing on innovative leadership. I am the author of an award-winning book series on Innovative Leadership, including the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, winner of a 2014 International Book Award.

The Innovative Leadership Institute has a 20-year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial, and medical services. The Innovative Leadership Institute also has an international presence, having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Areas of speaking and coaching include innovative leadership development, leadership trends, increasing resilience, leading during disruptive times, creating the DNA of innovation, and many others.

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