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John Gronski

Hello. I am Major General (Ret.) John L. Gronski. I am a leadership consultant, trainer, international speaker, executive coach, and author. My purpose is to develop character-based leaders.

General Gronski delivered a powerful, motivating, and memorable presentation that provided exceptional life lessons for leaders in all walks of life. His presentation at our association’s executive development workshop was a hit among our attendees. His presentation contained anecdotes that ranged from entertaining to emotional and were drawn from a variety of military and civilian experiences. Each story presented insight into valuable life lessons that enable leaders to become more effective in shaping the world around them. I highly recommend John Gronski for any audience that values life-long learning and seeks to optimize their impact in their personal and professional lives.

Matt Gabler, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Forest Products Association

I admire Major General John GRONSKI as a great authority. He is not only a  leadership theorist but primarily a practitioner who has a vast experience in the area of military management. For this reason, I invited General GRONSKI to Poland in October 2021 to lecture at the Territorial Defense Forces Headquarters, Polish Military Academies, and civilian universities throughout Poland. During his lectures, he proved to be brilliant and inquisitive.

Lt Gen Wiesław, KUKUŁATHE POLISH TERRITORIAL DEFENCE FORCES COMMANDER

John Gronski provides excellent leadership seminars for student athletes and coaches.  His work at Lebanon Valley College has been invaluable for our teams.  I highly recommend him for any school or team looking to be challenged and sharpened in the areas of character and leadership development.

Charlie Grimes, Head Coach, LVC Men’s Soccer

“Gen. Gronski’s presentation on leadership and resilience was full of vivid stories. The audience at NATO was in awe of his lively and captivating talk focused on achieving one’s purpose through resilience and perseverance”

Giedrimas Jeglinskas, Former Assistant Secretary General at NATO

John Gronski, MG (USA Ret.) runs a fantastic clinic on leadership and resilience. I’ve seen him deliver for groups as small as 10 and as large as 200. I cannot provide a higher recommendation for experienced, measured, genuine leadership lessons and insights than I can for John and Leader Grove. John is a class act!

Troy Beane, Business Executive and member of the Titan 100

Growing Leaders

John Gronski

Major General John L. Gronski (U.S. Army, Retired) is a leadership consultant and trainer, an international speaker, executive coach, and author.

I admire Major General John GRONSKI as a great authority. He is not only a  leadership theorist but primarily a practitioner who has a vast experience in the area of military management. For this reason, I invited General GRONSKI to Poland in October 2021 to lecture at the Territorial Defense Forces Headquarters, Polish Military Academies, and civilian universities throughout Poland. During his lectures, he proved to be brilliant and inquisitive.

Lt Gen Wiesław, KUKUŁATHE POLISH TERRITORIAL DEFENCE FORCES COMMANDER

John Gronski provides excellent leadership seminars for student athletes and coaches.  His work at Lebanon Valley College has been invaluable for our teams.  I highly recommend him for any school or team looking to be challenged and sharpened in the areas of character and leadership development.    

Charlie Grimes, Head Coach, LVC Men’s Soccer

“Gen. Gronski’s presentation on leadership and resilience was full of vivid stories. The audience at NATO was in awe of his lively and captivating talk focused on achieving one’s purpose through resilience and perseverance”

Giedrimas Jeglinskas, Former Assistant Secretary General at NATO

John Gronski, MG (USA Ret.) runs a fantastic clinic on leadership and resilience. I’ve seen him deliver for groups as small as 10 and as large as 200. I cannot provide a higher recommendation for experienced, measured, genuine leadership lessons and insights than I can for John and Leader Grove. John is a class act!

Troy Beane, Business Executive and member of the Titan 100

General Gronski delivered a powerful, motivating, and memorable presentation that provided exceptional life lessons for leaders in all walks of life. His presentation at our association’s executive development workshop was a hit among our attendees. His presentation contained anecdotes that ranged from entertaining to emotional and were drawn from a variety of military and civilian experiences. Each story presented insight into valuable life lessons that enable leaders to become more effective in shaping the world around them. I highly recommend John Gronski for any audience that values life-long learning and seeks to optimize their impact in their personal and professional lives.

Matt Gabler, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Forest Products Association

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The Ride of Our Lives

The Ride of Our Lives is a true story of John Gronski’s bicycle ride across the United States with his wife, Berti, and fifteen-month-old son, Stephen.

In the 3-month adventure the Gronski family experience trials, triumphs, and learning lessons.

They discovered incredible people from Tacoma Washington to Scranton Pennsylvania.

They faced fierce wind, rain, traffic, and an angry bull.

They never gave up. The book is a powerful reminder that neither should you.

Recommended by renowned business leader Robert Irvine. Read Chef Irvine’s endorsement here.

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Iron-Sharpened Leadership

Iron-Sharpened Leadership is a leadership book the reader will find valuable and inspiring.

This leadership book is based on operational experience and is peppered with inspirational stories along with actions one can take to become a more effective leader. Gronski takes a values-based approach to leadership effectiveness and the book is oriented along the lines of his leadership philosophy which includes character, competence, and resilience.

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About John Gronski

John is a proven combat leader with over forty years’ service in the United States Army including active duty and in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

John is a leadership and peak performance expert, a motivational storyteller, and a much sought-after speaker and leadership seminar leader.

John is a thoughtful leader and he has a reputation as a servant leader.

John Gronski’s Services

John provides world-class seminars and training to private and public organizations.

He coaches management teams and executives to grow better leaders across the United States.

Speaking

John Gronski provides speaking engagements for small and large groups and keynotes.

Seminars

Leadership training and seminars to uplevel your organization.

Assessments

How are you as a leader? How is your team? Let’s find out together.

Coaching

John coaches executives and management teams to achieve their potential. 

Testimonials

Very informative and interesting. The stories Mr. Gronski had were incredible and enlightening.

John’s story and enthusiastic portrayal is great. I recommend him to anyone.

General Gronski’s presentation skills are highly polished. This was fun!

 I thought his presentation is worthy of a second or third watching. M.P. AHEC Director

John’s commanding presence and knowledge of the subject matter coupled with real-life stories of leadership and character gave the presentation an authenticity that showed John’s experience as a high-ranking military officer and CEO. 

The leadership webinar conducted by Mr Gronski was superb, perhaps my favorite of all the AHEC webinars so far. He was informative and highly engaging, and I learned some really interesting lessons from his talk. And I also appreciate the fact that he answered my question personally via email. A huge credit to AHEC for organizing these webinars! They are a great way to fill time during this unusual period in the nation’s history.

R.N., Hummelstown, PA

You consummately engaged participants in activities by way of PPT and chat. Moreover, you conveyed a highly-effective message with confidence, competence, and clarity–which is indicative of your military background, leadership skills, and achievements.

I watched MG (R) John Gronski’s talk last week and found it very valuable for its leadership insights, made very practical and usable by leaders across the private, public, and civil-society sectors. For example, his definition of “Purpose” as not only the “what” but also the “why” in terms of motivating his Brigade team to defeat the insurgents in Ramadi, Iraq to protect our homeland made the idea of “Purpose” much clearer for me. 

A.C.

John’s presentation and delivery kept our audience engaged and interested. His real-life stories solidify points that everyone can use in their own daily interactions at work and home. We thoroughly enjoyed having him as a speaker! R. W. Iron Mountain

Our Project Victory session with Gen. Gronski was inspiring and insightful. He offered leadership guidance drawing from his personal experience and made the conversation interactive by inviting our group to share their best practices as well.

M.S., Nutanix

It felt like my mentor was talking to me. It truly made a difference.

A.B., Nutanix

John Gronski’s leadership session was such an insightful and engaging one. Loved the way John asked introspective questions, and built upon the answers provided by the attendees. Looking forward to reading John’s book.

A.P., Nutanix

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Iron-Sharpened Leadership

A leadership book the reader will find valuable and inspiring.

Leader Grove

John Gronski’s leadership company is Leader Grove, where leaders are developed. 

The Ride of Our Lives

A book of life and leadership from the true story of a 4,000 mile bicycle trip. 

John Gronski’s

Leadership Philosophy

Character. Competence. Resilience. 

I believe that it is people, not things, who nurture our souls.

I believe that the three most important elements of any leader are character, competence, and resilience.

And, I believe that the beauty of life lies in all that is possible.

Thank you for coming to my website. I look forward to exploring all of life’s possibilities with you. 

Sincerely, 

John Gronski

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