“Mentoring and Coaching is the HOV Lane for your life and career!”

Gerald J. Leonard


A workforce focused on results. That’s what managers experience when they apply proven project-management strategies and employee engagement methods that not only increase productivity but also support innovation—even among newly formed teams and merged organizations. As Gerald Leonard reveals to audiences worldwide, charting this productive new course delivers big payoffs to those companies willing to refocus their efforts.

Mr. Leonard is a PMP, PfMP, and C-IQ Coach who delivers real-world strategies that he’s used with clients in industries as diverse as fintech companies, technology companies, multinational corporations, and Federal and state governments. His consulting firm, Principles of Execution LLC dba Turnberry Premiere, is a Certified MBE, as well as a Strategic Project Portfolio Management, IT, and Culture Change consultancy with over 25 years of client work.

He holds MCSE, MCTS, CQIA, COBIT Foundation, and ITIL foundation certifications focused on increasing productivity in the workplace for complex companies. And he has earned certifications in Project Management and Business Intelligence from the University of California, Berkeley; Theory of Constraints Portfolio Management Technical Expert from the Goldratt Institute; Hoshin Kanri Strategic Planning, Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University; The Wharton School: Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program; and The Harvard Business School Executive Education Program: Leading Professional Services Firms..

Additionally, Mr. Leonard brings a vast background in symphonic music and the principles of managing creative workforces to his repertoire. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from Central State University in Ohio, and he earned a Master’s in Music for classical bass from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Prior to corporate consulting, he worked as a professional bassist in New York City—studying with the late David Walters, a distinguished professor of double bass at both The Juilliard School and The Manhattan School of Music. In his keynote presentations, Workplace Jazz and A Symphony of Choices, Mr. Leonard frequently includes musical elements to inspire audiences to contribute to goals, meet critical drivers, and take ownership of outcomes.

Mr. Leonard makes his home in Spanish Fort, Alabama, U.S.A.

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