Transformational…that’s what it is.
I began my journey with David, with over 20 years of military leadership experience. I've led Marines in combat and served as the Chief Instructor and Academic Director of one of the Marine Corps University's leadership academies. I built a successful career leading and teaching leadership. After leaving the military, I founded and ran my own company and continue to mentor and consult business leaders in my current role. Suffice it to say I have a solid grasp of leadership principles. That said, David's program challenged and expanded my understanding of leadership in ways I could never have anticipated. Transformational...that's what it is. Put what you know about management and traditional leadership development models aside--I'm a KLC graduate. The key is in the contrast! What David does goes far beyond "turning up the heat." David draws on psychology, sociology, anthropology, and history as the foundation of his program but then tailors the experience to create a personalized and holistic approach to self-discovery. What makes David unique is his ability to blend academic insights with real-world applications. Spend time with him, and you quickly recognize his vast wealth of knowledge and passion for true leadership. His teachings were not confined to theoretical concepts; they are deeply rooted in practicality...and, more importantly...accuracy. Unlike therapists I've seen who helped me process my PTSD, develop self-awareness, and understand my personal psychology, David took things a step further, empowering me to reconcile and weaponize my understanding of myself, my life experiences, and the greater role I have to play in the world around me. He challenged me...intellectually and emotionally. At times, it was uncomfortable, but oh, it was so worth it! I was able to uncover my personal blind spots, biases, and other barriers that have been holding me back from reaching my full potential as a leader. He helped me analyze the setbacks in my life and see them as more than that. Throughout the program, David encouraged self-reflection, fostering a deeper understanding of my own leadership style, my relationship with power, and the impact I have on others. Because of this, I am not only a better business leader but also a better spouse, father, friend, and mentor. I'm a better ME. This is no hyperbole. Dr. David Robertson's Leadership Excellence In Practice (LEIP) program was nothing short of life-changing for me. His unparalleled knowledge, combined with his passion for what he does, has elevated my leadership abilities to new heights. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to learn from him and would wholeheartedly recommend his program to anyone seeking to unlock their full leadership potential. David's teachings have left an indelible mark on me. Well worth the money....and invaluable experience.
Director, Kansas Family Business Forum
Wichita State University