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CHRISTOPHER KOLENDA


Kolenda Strategic Leaders Academy


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"I was a scrawny and awkward teen who was bullied and sexually assaulted in high school, so I am devoted to supporting organizations that help to protect and empower those who cannot protect and empower themselves."

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MEET CHRIS

Christopher D. Kolenda, PhD, founder of the Strategic Leaders Academy, works with leaders who want to apply military and history lessons to create sustainable growth and dramatic competitive advantage. His clients have already grown by over $28 million.
 
Chris is a West Point graduate, internationally renowned combat leader, retired Army Colonel, entrepreneur, and author. He’s served as a trusted adviser to three 4-star generals and two undersecretaries. Chris has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, BBC, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. His battlefield leadership has been featured in several books, including Jake Tapper's bestseller The Outpost. Chris' books include Leadership: The Warrior’s Art, The Counterinsurgency Challenge, and Zero-Sum Victory: What We’re Getting Wrong About War.

About Strategic Leaders Academy
Our Owner/Consultants are all former senior military leaders. These self-starters are ideal coaches and consultants for successful small businesses and nonprofits. They are highly educated (all have advanced degrees) and experienced. They bring a spirit of service, a dedication to duty, impeccable reputations, and a commitment to excellence. They have led soldiers in combat, persevered in trying and often deadly circumstances, and served at the highest levels of one of the world’s most trusted and respected organizations. They are resilient. They bring Fortune 500-level thinking, cost-effectively, to your organization.

 

CLIENTS INCLUDE...

    • Nonprofits that protect and empower people
    • Health care organizations
    • First responders
    • We've also been known to help NFL teams like the Browns and Jets 



    RAVE REVIEWS

    "A trusted and respected expert, Mr. Kolenda’s advice and counsel were instrumental in the development and adaptation of United States policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
    - Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense (June 17, 2014)

    "A trusted advisor … His strategic advice and insight have been invaluable … He was instrumental in assisting in the development of a strategic design for success [in Afghanistan] that was sent by the Secretary of Defense to the President of the United States … His efforts have helped posture the U.S. for a successful outcome.”
    - General Joseph F. Dunford, Commander, U.S. Forces

    “Chris’s ability to lead & articulate his message & vision is unparalleled. He hit the nail on the head, and struck a chord with our team as he preached Focus, Discipline & Accountability, “1-60-24″ with our team & we did exactly that for a big-statement win! We appreciate your mentorship & service! Go Browns!”
    - Blake Williams, Linebackers Coach, Cleveland Browns

    “Chris’s leadership through the development of our strategy was transformational. He navigated a very difficult dynamic and successfully pulled everyone together into a team… With a clear path forward, we can now focus on saving lives.”
    - Colleen Creighton, Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology

    "Six months ago my business went through a major transition. Chris helped us navigate this tough period with his strategy support, expert counsel and his ability to hold me and my team accountable…. I have no doubt that we would not be in business today without Chris’ coaching and support. On a personal level, he is an amazing example of leadership with integrity and genuinely cares about those he mentors.”
    - Sam Cook, Founder, James Cook Media


    CHRISTOPHER KOLENDA


    Kolenda Strategic Leaders Academy


    facebook  LinkedIn twitter null  website  

    www.strategicleadersacademy.com

    571-303-8096

    chris@strategicleadersacademy.com
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