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Christopher Kolenda

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Dr. Christopher D. Kolenda, founder of the Strategic Leaders Academy, is a West Point graduate, combat veteran, retired Army Colonel, published author and business leader, who has helped his nonprofit clients grow by over $25 million and counting since 2014. A practitioner and scholar of leadership, culture, and strategy, Chris is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Leadership: The Warrior’s Art -- which has sold over 50,000 copies. Drawing from a storied military career (see CNN Jake Tapper’s bestselling book, The Outpost) and scholarship in history and business, Chris helps your nonprofit create sustainable excellence by working with you to get the 3 BIG things right: Leadership, Culture & Strategy.