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What an honor it was for Calvin and our series to host you (Adm. James Stavridis). Thank you for your insightful presentation. We learned, we were entertained, and we were inspired. I believe our audience could have drank from the deep well of your experience and knowledge for many hours.
Calvin College
Admiral Stavridis’ comments on leadership and the guiding principles he shared around innovation and communication were both relevant and timely. The message really resonated with the team and served as a great set-up to the rest of the day.
Empower Retirement
Great event! Admiral Stavridis was a big hit. Several people suggested he should run for president - building bridges and not walls. We were very pleased.
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Admiral Stavridis rich career has allowed him to experience first-hand the many challenges we face as a society. His insights bring clarity and offers solutions to these challenges. Admiral Stavridis presented the audience with the ‘behind-the-scenes’ maneuvering of many ‘hot-spots’ that we as a nation have encountered in the past 20 years. After meeting Admiral Stavridis you certainly understand why presidents, other military leaders and leaders of industry call upon him to navigate extremely difficult and dangerous situations.
Bluegrass Business Media
Adm. James Stavridis was a big hit, both last night and at the luncheon today. Thanks for recommending him, he was very well received.
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
The ADM. quite possibly gave the most informative, dramatic, and finely delivered presentations in our history. It was a rapt audience that hung on to every image and word the ADM. projected. The PP with images was essential. I cannot say enough about this speaker.
Trinity University
Admiral Stavridis is a phenomenal keynote and an overall wonderful speaker to work with due to his expertise, approachability and cooperation. His message and content resonated perfectly with our audience. Our attendees couldn’t say enough good things about him. We hope to work with him again in the future.
PCI Security Standards Council
Everyone here at PYMNTS is so appreciative for Adm. Stavridis’ outstanding talk – he was such a hit! Everyone was buzzing about it for days, people LOVED him at the conference. He was such an amazing, and engaging speaker (and person)!
Admiral Stavridis was very, very interesting and had a great delivery.
Nebraska Bankers Association

Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander Europe and 15th Commander of the U.S. European Command (2009-2013), Head of U.S. Southern Command (2006-2009), Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News; Operating Executive Consultant, The Carlyle Group

A distinguished leader and longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, James Stavridis provides answers and strategies to address the most pressing global affairs challenges.

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The Secret to Being an Effective Leader

Based on James Stavridis’ nearly four decades of military service, he advocates a unique model of “leader as servant.” He believes in the power of people and shares with audiences specific ways to unlock their strength through positive reinforcement and innovative incentive systems. In particular, he helps audiences leverage lessons learned from their own experiences, understand how to identify role models and gain insight into leadership strategies from other cultures—both the positives and negatives.

Beyond the Horizon: 21st Century Global Security and Risk

After nearly 10 years at the four-star level as a global combatant commander and senior military assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Admiral James Stavridis gives a global overview of risks, opportunities and strategies for successfully creating a secure nation, government and business community. This tour d’horizon is very effective for business audiences investing worldwide.

Sailing the Cyber Sea: The New Realities of 21st Century Security

Emerging security concerns will be addressed in the future with a combination of cyber capabilities, unmanned vehicles and drones and special operations forces. In particular, the reach and function of cyber tools will change how we view the world and keep ourselves safe in it. Admiral James Stavridis lays out the future of 21st century security tools that are very untraditional in their reach and application. He describes for audiences how the world of international defense is fundamentally changing before our eyes, and how that will impact business, personal life and the global marketplace.

Building a Culture of Strategic Communications 

The key to realizing opportunity in virtually any venue is effective communication. Admiral James Stavridis provides an overview of how to create a culture that is conducive to moving a message both traditionally and non-traditionally in media, especially at the senior level. He focuses on every aspect of communication—from publishing and journalism to the emerging social networks.

Meet Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

A distinguished leader and longest-serving global combatant commander in recent American military history, James Stavridis provides answers and strategies to address the most pressing global affairs challenges.

Admiral James Stavridis is the 12th dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University since its founding in 1933. A retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, he led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander with responsibility for Afghanistan, Libya, the Balkans, Syria, piracy, and cyber security. He also served as Commander of U.S. Southern Command, with responsibility for all military operations in Latin America from 2006-2009. He holds more than 50 medals, including 28 from foreign nations. In 2016, Admiral Stavridis was vetted as a Vice Presidential candidate by the Hilary Clinton campaign, and after the election was invited to meet with President Elect Trump to discuss a cabinet level position in the Trump Administration.

Earlier in his military career he commanded the top ship in the Atlantic Fleet, winning the Battenberg Cup, as well as a squadron of destroyers and a carrier strike group – all in combat. Admiral Stavridis earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Relations and has published six books and over two hundred articles in leading journals around the world. His 2012 TED talk has over 700K hits, and he speaks Spanish and French. Admiral Stavridis is a monthly columnist for TIME magazine and Chief International Security Analyst for NBC News. His focus is on innovation, strategic communication and planning, and creating security through international, interagency, and public/private partnerships in this turbulent 21st Century.

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