I challenge emerging leaders to embrace revolutionary positive leadership principles.
This all starts with breaking down traditional ideas of how to lead and constructing a new leadership paradigm based on positivity. I give emerging leaders the framework to begin building a positive leadership legacy and become the leader everyone wants to follow. Who wouldn’t want to be that kind of leader?
Throughout my career, I often looked for mentoring opportunities or guidance in building my leadership skill set. For me, these opportunities never presented themselves. After working over twenty years as a senior level administrator in higher education, I decided that I wanted to reach out to a larger audience. An audience of emerging leaders that are, like I was, hungry for information on how to effectively lead a team.
I decided to name my company Arete 36O, based on the Greek word that exemplifies the pursuit of excellence with character. The positive leadership workshops, group and one/one coaching sessions that I have created are all built upon this philosophy. Working as a collegiate athletic director and head coach at NCAA, NAIA and USCAA universities, I have gained years of valuable organizational leadership experience that I incorporate into all of my programs. These experiences in intercollegiate athletics also drive my collaborative approach with my audience to help them become champions in their industry and personal lives.
When I am not speaking for Arete 36O, I am a speaker for the Positive Coaching Alliance. I work with organizational leaders, coaches, parents, and athletes to develop positive cultures and experiences that develop young adults into “better athletes, better people.” I am also a speaker for Dynamite Sports, a business which provides college recruiting education programs for schools, coaches, and athletes.
I have been an adjunct faculty member at the university level where I taught foundations and principles relating to sports management. Also, I was previously a long-time member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
In addition to college basketball coaching experience, I have coached football at the youth, high school, college and international levels. I am high school sports official working in the sports of football, basketball and baseball. I was a walk-on offensive lineman for the WMU Broncos’ 1988 MAC championship team and I played defensive tackle for two seasons for the Landsberg Express in Landsberg, Germany before ending my playing career.
Along with Arete 36O, I am a licensed real estate agent and my wife and I own and operate Kaerus Rose Properties, a real estate investment company.
I am a lover of sports, a believer in the power of a team, an avid traveler and a relentless pursuer of the power of positivity. I look forward to meeting you and helping you grow and progress on your leadership path.
Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball Coach, Marygrove College
Keynote presentation for USA Gymnastics, Michigan Chapter