Growing Leaders

John Gronski

John L. Gronski, Major General (U.S. Army Retired) is a leadership and peak performance expert, a motivational storyteller, and a much sought-after speaker and leadership seminar leader.

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My purpose is to positively influence others to become virtuous people and leaders through my mentoring and through my example.

John provides dynamic

Virtual Talks

In the wake of recent events, John began presenting his keystone seminars and talks virtually.

John speaks to leadership teams, companies, and schools through web-conferencing tools to ensure people of all ages remain engaged, focused, and motivated.

If your organization needs a boost, don’t let stay-at-home policies keep it from happening. Book John.

Listen to a Virtual Leadership Presentation John delivered to the Army Heritage Center Foundation on May 14, 2020

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Listen to a Virtual Leadership Presentation John delivered to YMCA Camp Woodstock Memorial Day Weekend 2020

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John speaks at the May 2020 University of Scranton ROTC Virtual Commissioning Ceremony.

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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.

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.


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


Leadership training and seminars to uplevel your organization.


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


John coaches executives and management teams to achieve their potential. 


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

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

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

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John Gronski is a Proud Veteran

News & Resources

General Leadership Rules

A book that draws upon John Gronski’s 40+ years of leadership experience. Coming Fall of 2020.

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. 


John Gronski

Contact John

(610) 463-5492