Mission Statement
Gallop CliftonStrengths
Leadership in Business
Leadership in Education
The ADDIE Model
Family Life

About Me

Mission Statement

To empower people to become leaders

which develop and contribute to society in an

entrepreneurial, experiential, ethical and compassionate dynamac. 



Gallop CliftonStrengths

Top 5 Gallop CliftonStrengths

Command in Action

People with strong Command talents naturally take charge. They see what needs to be done and are willing to speak up. Confrontation does not frighten them; rather, they understand that it is the first step toward resolution. They need things to be clear among people, and they will challenge others to be realistic and honest. Their talent pushes them to take risks. At times, those with strong Command talents may intimidate others. And while some may resent this talent, others often willingly hand them the reins. People are drawn toward those who take a stand and are willing to lead.

Futuristic in Action

People with strong Futuristic talents love to peer over the horizon. They are fascinated by the future. They anticipate and imagine in detail what tomorrow could or should be. They usually see the future positively. While the details of the picture will depend on their other strengths and interests — a better product, a better team, a better life or a better world — it will always inspire them. This vision energizes themselves and others. They can paint a picture of the future for their team members.

Relator in Action

Relator talents describe a person’s attitude toward their relationships. People with strong Relator talents are drawn to others they already know. They do not necessarily shy away from meeting new people — in fact, they may have other themes that cause them to enjoy the thrill of turning strangers into friends — but they do derive a great deal of pleasure and strength from being around their close friends. A person with strong Relator talents forms close relationships with people.

Strategic in Action

People with strong Strategic talents can sort through the clutter to find the best route. You can’t teach this skill. It is a distinct way of thinking — a unique perspective on the world at large. This outlook allows them to see patterns where others see complexity. Mindful of these patterns, they envision alternative scenarios, always asking, “What if this happened?” This recurring question helps them see, plan and prepare for future situations. They see a way when others assume there is no way. Armed with this strategy, they move forward.

Significance in Action

People with strong Significance talents want others to see their worth. They want people to recognize, hear and value them. Particularly, they want others to know and appreciate them for their unique strengths. They want people to view their contributions as substantial, powerful and significant. Their intense yearning for others to recognize them motivates them away from the mediocre and toward the exceptional.

Leadership in Business

Fundamental Foundations


  • Positive and confident mindset are vital to success.

  • There is no success without varied amounts of failure.

  • Failure that leads to success comes through repetitions.

  • There are no measurable successes without goals.

  • Goals without a measurable strategy of execution are a wish.

  • Goals are made to be adjusted.

  • Experiences, both positive and negative, are there so you can help someone else through the same trials during their journey.

  • It is important to persevere so you may help someone else do the same.


Training and Development (within a large group setting)

  • Always start with goals and objectives of the training.

  • Give an outline.

  • Find stories that will relate to your audience.

  • Bring the stories to the fundamental aspects of the training.

  • Conclude with key elements, how the stories fit with the fundamental goals, and encourage action steps for empowerment.


Training and Development (in an individual setting)

  • Understand the goals of the individual.

  • Understand their level of expertise.

  • Work with them, not above them.

  • Be a partner, not a superior.

  • Tell stories that relate to them and their experience. Find the “me too” moment.

  • Ask permission before giving advice.

  • Bring stories to the fundamental aspect of their goals and objectives.


As a partnership, encourage and create an action plan for next-level success.

Leadership in Education

Fundamental Foundations

  • Positive and confident mindset are vital to success.

  • There is no success without varied amounts of failure.

  • Failure that leads to success comes through repetitions.

  • Experiential learning is vital to personal growth.

  • Vital skills such as professionalism, written communication and verbal communication are paramount to success.

  • The classroom is the best learning ground for mistakes.

  • We all have a “beginning” and it is acceptable to be terrible. The most important element is that there is growth through experience, and growth through repetition.


Classroom Pedagogy

  • Case Study Methods

               Give case study before lecture foundation.

  • Understanding practical scenarios and giving best effort solution exercises problem solving and creative solutions.

  • Presenting scenarios to the class gives experience in presentation preparation and verbal communication experience.

  • Allows for commonality of lecture material, and bring common story to the classroom.


  • Experiential Learning Methods

Expose students to the most “real life” businesses possible through projects, site visits, and academically competitive events.

  • Project driven classroom assignments.

  • Site visits to businesses.

  • Networking opportunities.

  • Internship/outside business experience.



  • Annual “Haunted Forest”

  • International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Annual Conference/Trade Show

  • Baseball Winter Meetings

  • NCAA Women’s Final Four

  • Collegiate DECA

  • Various Internships

The ADDIE Model

Family Life

Chad and Krystal go back to their high school years, together now for almost 29 years.

Life is a journey. It's taken us on an amazing road.

Meet Marshall (20), Cadence (14) and Sawyer (10)