I’m a husband, father of four daughters, commercial pilot, and entrepreneur with a passion for speaking, teaching, & coaching common sense leadership. I never realized how much the Marine Corps taught be about common sense leadership until I was thrust into the corporate arena in October of 2001.
I was hired as a pilot by American Airlines in June of 2001 after 10 years active duty with the United States Marine Corps. I finished my training on September 8th, 2001, had three days off, and September 11th, 2001 was my first official day as a qualified pilot for American. I was furloughed a few weeks later on October 1st.
As I entered the corporate world it was then I realized that common sense leadership wasn’t necessarily common practice; it’s my passion to help individuals and organizations develop a courageous & authentic leadership presence.
I have over 25 years real world, practical leadership experience as a U.S. Marine Corps Officer, professional pilot, & corporate executive at the Vice President & Director level.
I’m maniacally passionate about leadership & believe that it is central to every aspect of our lives. All of our leadership challenges should be met with the lifelong dedication & pursuit of becoming calmer, confident, consistent, & courageous.
Leadership is my passion because I believe that it is central to every aspect of our lives; that we will only be as successful as our ability to lead.
We all have this innate sense that something is wrong today; that something is sorely needed. If you’re like me, you’re tired of all of the hypocrisy, bureaucracy, chaos, & confusion everywhere around us. From our personal lives, our families, our schools, our workplace, our government; there seems to be a huge vacuum of leadership.
All the challenges around us certainly demand solutions; but I believe that these solutions need to come from each one of us choosing to dedicate our lives to becoming more calm, confident, consistent, & courageous. To accomplish this we need to adopt a leadership philosophy rooted in common sense.
I’ve had more than my fair share of leadership failures – both personally & professionally. Finding mentors and networking with quality leaders has always helped me deal with any regrets, insecurities, and faulty limiting beliefs. I’ve created this website, and particularly the Dose of Leadership Podcast, to provide direct access to inspiring mentors & quality leaders; so we can all become the leaders we were meant to be.