About me


I try to be a catalyst for change and improvement. Some of my ideas are spot-on, many are works in progress, and, admittedly, others miss the mark. That’s the nature of brainstorming and trying things. I’m okay with that.

Many of the ideas I share stem from my experience as an airborne ranger in the U.S. Army. Others, come from my time as a consultant and business owners. Most seem to simply ‘bubble-up’ from reading, traveling, observing, and trying to be engaged in the world around me.

For the most part, my life revolves around three key professional roles that overlap in many ways.

1. Educator

As an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University, I teach corporate strategy and managerial studies courses. My interactions with students and faculty allow me to share my passion for leadership, learn from others, and study what makes great performers great.

2. Consultant
As a global management consultant, I have partnered with executives and teams throughout the United States, Canada, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Great Britain, Aruba, Iceland, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, and Guam. I often draw from my experience as an entrepreneur, Big Five consultant, and United States Army officer to understand my clients current challenges and help them improve performance.

3. Writer
As a business and management writer, I write articles and books designed to spur and share ideas. My work has been featured on numerous blogs, new sites, (e.g., CNBC), etc. I strongly believe that we can learn amazing lessons from a variety of sources, so I often look to sports, entertainment, politics, and other businesses, as the source for my ideas and commentary.

If I can ever be of help to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I enjoy discussing leadership, branding, professional development, and sports.

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