In 2008 I left a position as VP of operations for one of the top 50 home remodeling companies in America. After developing leadership training programs within the organization, my mission was to create a management development program for new managers, which would fit most businesses. So, I wrote, The New Manager’s Workbook a Crash Course in Effective Management. The book isn’t and was never intended to be the do-all end-all of management training books. It’s a crash course for new managers comprised of 13 modules covering essential management activities with checklists, forms, and explanations. For organizations, I offer a complete training course covering the entire book, or I can help with problems one at a time, creating training to fit specific needs, or using the modules individually.

The 13 Modules

  • Recruiting and the Hiring Process
  • Training
  • Motivation and Team Building
  • Employee Reviews
  • Silo Busting
  • Communication
  • Goal Setting
  • Behavior Modification
  • Conflict Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Service Leadership


I also help organizations by facilitating change, such as:

My Second leadership book The Manager’s Guide to Becoming a Leader picks up where the first book left off delving deeper into the first book’s topics as well as exploring other leadership functions. The book is based on the idea that you should manage projects, but lead (influence) people, and that leaders aren’t born they’re taught how to lead. It covers not only how to improve leadership skills from dealing with difficult employees to the joy and horror of sudden business growth, but also how to improve as a leader and as a human being.

Social Media & Blogging

I’ve given dozens of presentations on social media, content marketing, and blogging all over Indiana. In May 2018 I’ll be presenting at my second WordCamp. My presentation is based on my book, How to Stay Ahead of your Business Blog Forever.

Anybody can create a blog, but it takes planning, organization, and time to turn it into a way to connect with potential clients and keep it working for you. Therefore, How to Stay Ahead of Your Business Blog Forever takes organizations step by step through planning a blog, recruiting writers, and editors, creating an editorial calendar, and keeping the blog supplied with fresh content week after week. I work with companies to help them create a blogging and social media plan right for them.

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Organizations I’ve Worked with

I’ve recently conducted leadership training with:

After purchasing my first book, Indiana Farm Bureau asked me to speak at district manager’s retreat in 2017.

I’ve presented on leadership at Herf Jones, created a blogging plan with F.A. Wilhelm Construction, and have spoken to leadership teams such as Leadership Hendricks County.

In January 2018 the leadership development manager at Celadon Trucking discovered my first book and asked if he could add PDF files to Lessonly for use in training their management team, I gave him permission.

Last year I also spoke about leadership with the Indianapolis Department of Metro Development.

How Can I Help?


My training is primarily based on my leadership mistakes. There’s a lot I can share because throughout my years of management I’ve made a lot of mistakes.

I like to help people and organizations, but I have three criteria I consider before taking an assignment – I believe in what the organization stands for, I know I can help, and it looks like fun.

If you have any questions, contact me.