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