My husband is in the leadership and communication business. He is a leadership trainer, consultant, and coach, and he teaches and speaks nationally and internationally on leadership and related subjects. He reads incessantly on the topic when he is not out on the road or writing programs for upcoming work. Almost all of his work comes from repeat or follow-on business, and word of mouth, because he really is good at what he does. Yes I am a bit biased.
As a prior Army officer, he has had a lot of experience in leadership. He also taught leadership and communication at The Industrial College of the Armed Forces, ICAF, one of the military post graduate schools in Washington D.C., which has since been renamed The Eisenhower School. After retiring in 2004 from the military, he took his show on the road, so to speak. He is quite the people-person and a natural leader and teacher.
Teaching has been in his blood for many years, beginning in the early 1980’s when he taught English at West Point. Now he continues to teach English, literature, writing, and communication, to homeschooled high schoolers, volunteering his time when he is not earning a living. There too we never advertise since we have plenty of repeat customers and those seeking him out. It is a joy to have students and parents come back years later even after college and tell us that Professor Dunn was their favorite English teacher throughout their academic career. As you all know, to be a good teacher, especially nowadays, takes a good bit of leadership skill.
Both in his work and in his classes, I am on his support team. I have the privilege of being HIS coach, his editor, his administrative assistant, and his sounding board. As a former army officer myself, oldest child of 6, and parent/teacher of 5 children, I know a little bit about leadership and communication myself. Together we make a pretty good team, but I much rather let him take the platform. I prefer the job of pumping him up along with the rest of his fans.