Dean has been leading teams and coaching individuals professionally since 1993. From ’88 – ’92 Dean served with 3rd Ranger Battalion during which he helped in the removal of Manuel Noriega in 1989 when he parachuted onto a hostile Panamanian airstrip.
He graduated Ranger School with honors earning one of two distinguished “Merrill’s Marauders” awards; an award earned only by two each class and chosen by his peer group for demonstrating exceptional teamwork, leadership, and communication under long periods of stress and pressure – often the result of days without food or sleep – throughout the entire 72 day course. Dean completed his Ranger service with honor at the rank of Sergeant.
Since leaving the Rangers in ’92 Dean has held the following roles:
Co-founder and President: Leading Concepts Team Leadership Institute – Modeled after Ranger School but tailored to meet corporate audiences, Leading Concepts delivers a unique leadership and team building experience through the use of Special Operations Leadership training for civilians. The LC training provides bottom line results on the business battlefield.
Co-Authored: Rangers Lead The Way: The Army Rangers’ Guide To Leading Your Organization Through Chaos.
He also authored Give a Sh*t! How to Recruit, Select, and Hire Extraordinary Talent
Director of Human Resources and Training for a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier with 700+ associates.
Organizational Development Manager for a $500MM electronics company with global responsibilities for Human Resources, Training & Development, and Compensation & Benefits.
More about Dean: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Hohl
Dean resides in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife and 2 children.