Earl was raised in the Smoky Mountains of NE Tennessee and is a lover of all things leadership and history related. His view is that if you know your history you know your future. Whether it is coaching, mentoring, or speaking Earl likes to use stories from history to convey his concepts.

For instance, The Eleven Shields of The Phalanx are rooted in the Eleven Principles of Leadership he learned as an active duty United States Marine. He takes those back even further to the writings of Sun Tzu and Musashi to highlight how timeless they really are.


Earl's purpose is helping others be better people and leaders.


Earl didn't follow a traditional path in education. His knowledge and expertise come from real life experiences as well as his joy of reading. He has read thousands of books, stories, and articles that shaped his understanding of people and leadership.


United States Marine Corps
Federal Government
Government Leadership
Culture Building
Team Building
Employee Engagement
Strategic Thinking
Cognitive Diversity
Conflict Resolution



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