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About Us

We are leadership accelerators.

We help you get better and more confident at leading others through online training, leadership summits, and custom onsite training and consulting.

We work with leading companies to take their management team from good to great. We’ve worked with the U.S. Department of Energy Y12 National Security Complex, Mars Petcare, General Electric, Future Foam, National Nuclear Security Administration, Cornell Cookson, and many more.

In addition to our training services, we also consult with corporate leaders on best practices for integrating cultures from acquisitions and mergers, publish the award-winning About Leaders blog, and each year we produce and distribute several free eBooks and White papers on many aspects of leadership.

We make leadership development enjoyable and fun. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we are some of the easiest, most responsive people you’ll ever work with.

How can we help you?

If you have a question about our educational tools and services, ideas you would like to share, or feedback on our blog, let’s email or set up a conference call.

Here’s the Who’s Who at About Leaders

DR. MARY KAY WHITAKER
CO-FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mary Kay is a hype-free business strategist, speaker, and author. She co-founded About Leaders in 2010. This is the third leadership training and consulting firm she’s started and built from the ground up.

Mary Kay has a BS in education, and a MS and PhD (with a 4.0 grade average) in Organization Management and Leadership. She’s consulted with hundreds of companies and trained thousands of leaders since 1985, including U.S. Department of Energy Y12 National Security Complex, Mars Petcare, General Electric, Future Foam, National Nuclear Security Administration, Cornell Cookson, Boeing, and many more in a wide variety of industries.

It All Starts With YOUShe’s co-author of It All Starts With YOU – The Power of Pre-Emptive Leadership a leading book on leadership and communication. Her new book, Connection Rules – Success at Home, Work, and Life will be published in January, 2014. As an active mentor and organizational development coach, she’s also involved in an advisory capacity with several manufacturing and professional services companies.

At About Leaders, she works closely with senior leadership teams, helps customers understand and profit from productive organizational cultures, and shares the power of leadership with dozens of on-site engagements annually. She also loves to buy great gifts to for those who excel.

 

Ron WhitakerRON WHITAKER
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING EDITOR

Ron is an entrepreneur and author. He’s started 5 businesses from the ground up and co-founded About Leaders in 2010. His entrepreneurial and marketing talent has lead Xcelogic, Inc. to a preeminent role as one of the most effective training and leadership development firms anywhere.

Ron developed and launched About Leaders to promote his passion for making a difference both personally and professionally. His vision for the About Leaders community is to provide opportunities for leaders around the globe, and at all levels, to grow individually as well as build leadership skills in others.

He’s the co-author of It All Starts With YOU – The Power of Pre-Emptive Leadership and his new book Real SMART GoalsLive the Life of Your Dreams will be published in the Spring of 2014. One of his passions, and the reason for his success, is goal setting. Success is much easier when you decide what it is you want badly enough to actively plan, write down your goals, and consistently make course corrections.

As Managing Editor at About Leaders, Ron oversees the big picture. He works closely with a host of creative and technical people that help grow the About Leaders community to spread the gospel of leaders making a difference. He also loves going fast and IndyCar racing.