Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Washing

A great morning at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial with Jan Craig Scruggs, its Founder, and the NewDay USA Foundation. Washing the Wall has always been a very meaningful experience for all of us, and today delivered on all fronts—with Jan relating his amazing stories about the inspiration for its creation, and the challenges he overcame […]

Sign Up Now: April 13th Arlington National Cemetery Tour

Our April 13th Hallowed Ground: Arlington National Cemetery Tour is now open for enrollment! Adults: $40 per person. Children ages 12 – 16 are $15, and under the age of 11 are FREE. One of our nation’s most compelling—and little-known—leadership experiences can be found at Arlington. Among its tombstones and memorials lie American paupers and […]

Experiential Leadership Learning: 7 Reasons Today’s Corporations Should Look to Historic Battlefields as their Classrooms

John Fenzel Experiential Leadership Learning Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

Experiential leadership learning on Historic Battlefields like Gettysburg National Military Park, offers the flexible, on-the-go learning employees prefer and the leadership lessons employers need to provide.

Leadership Keynote: The Enduring Value of Storytelling & How to Use Stories as a Method for Achieving Your Goals

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All good leaders are effective storytellers—because they must communicate their story constantly. They understand all of the dynamics of a good story.  Through his own experience as a senior Army Special Forces officer who has operated throughout the world’s war and crisis zones, and a novelist, John’s leadership keynote, “The Enduring Value of Storytelling” shows […]

Two Quotes I’m Thinking About.

“My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose-somehow we win out.” —Ronald Reagan “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some […]

Article I’m Reading: 50 Ways The World is Getting Better

50 Ways The World is Getting Better, by Ben Carlson Everyday, we’re bombarded with terrible news of wars, conflict, crime, dictatorships, and natural disasters, and it would be tempting to think everything is falling apart around us.  Fueled by the internet and social media, our information about what’s wrong in the world is becoming more efficient. […]

Book I’m Reading: D DAY Through German Eyes

D DAY Through German Eyes – The Hidden Story of June 6th 1944 (Books 1 & 2), by Holger Eckhertz My sister, Lisa, gave me a copy of this book for Christmas, and I’ve found it to be a fascinating and unique account of the D-Day invasion. It addresses a real gap in the history of […]

The Lazarus Covenant, Commemorative 10th Anniversary, 2nd Edition Releases March 1, 2019

I could not be more excited about this–The Lazarus Covenant will soon be back in print–better than ever before as a 10th Anniversary Commemorative Edition! Hard to believe that it’s been 10 years–but this is the novel that started my journey as an author. I love this story—not only because it was my “first born,” […]