Gus Lee is a self describing recovering coward, trains leadership teams and provides intense executive coaching for leaders who seek to act more courageously. He has provided Courageous Leading Skills Intensives to government, healthcare, fire, police, energy, Fortune 100s, high tech, military, NGOs and non-profits. He has worked in or consulted to 50 professions and industries and coached executives from every continent. Gus’s passion and proven history of leader and core values development was inspired by his mentor H. Norman Schwarzkopf and was taught to him by Warren Bennis. Gus delivers quickly-usable leadership skills and winning practices to remove impediments. A former C-level and government senior exec, he's worked for leadership institutes and was West Point's first Chair of Character Development. He develops senior teams and leaders and coaches execs across 50 professions and industries. He develops the courage to improve so others can improve in Courageous Communication, coaching, relationship reconciliation, elite teamwork, root-cause problem-solving and core-values-based strategic planning to solve our worst organizational problems.
Lee was a COO, Chief Learning Officer, Sr Exec VP, West Point’s Chair of Character Development; government senior exec; acting deputy attorney general, supervising deputy DA, U.S. Senate ethics investigator, university assistant dean and Infantry and JAG officer, ethicist, paratrooper, boxer, whistle blower and drill sergeant. He was a path finding leader in diversity in higher education, does public speaking and volunteers in community.