Dusty has over 30 years experience in leadership training and coaching, team building and organizational transformation. Dusty’s clients include large and medium size enterprises and government agencies as well as executives, communities, NGOs and families. As a pioneer in the process of creating systemic accountability by aligning leadership and group behaviors with strategy to produce bottom-line results, Dusty is renowned for creating high performance outcomes.
Dusty is the author of The Heart of Leadership: Twelve Practices of Courageous Leaders, released in an updated, revised edition in paperback and The 7 Acts of Courage: Bold Leadership for a Wholehearted Life. He has written over two hundred articles on topics such as leadership, team-based creativity, personal mastery, team effectiveness, personal effectiveness and business strategy and writes a bi-weekly column for the Triad Business Journal.
Dusty is a fellow in the School of Engineering at Virginia Tech, and received his Masters in Clinical Social Work in Marital and Family Therapy and Systems Management from UNC Chapel Hill. He currently lives in Kernersville, NC with his wife Christine, a family physician. Dusty is the proud father of three young adults.