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 with the International Leadership Association and I serve on the Advisory Board at the School of Strategic Leadership at James Madison 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 Forbes.com. I host the Voice America international radio show focusing on innovative leadership, and 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.

I have been recognized for my contributions to the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology field by being named Business First BizTech Executive of the Year 2019, ComSpark Power Player 2018, 2019, and 2020 and Ten Influential Business Leaders to Watch 2020.

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, many others.

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