J.R. Flatter
B2B/B2G Corporate and Government Coach, Coach Educator, & Culture Builder | ICF Accredited Coach and Coach Educator | President, Chairman, & Chief Learning Officer at Flatter, Inc.
Background: Featured Speakers | Former NCO | Former Officers | Military Leaders
Topic: Business Strategy, Change Management, Decision Making, Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership, National Security

Speaker Profile

Summary: Senior & Executive leader, coach, and coach educator with demonstrated success in complex government and commercial environments.  

Why would a prospective client want you to be their keynote speaker or to support their speaking event? What are some compelling aspects of your background/career/experience that we should know about? 

As an executive leadership practitioner, scholar, professor, coach, and consultant for government and commercial organizations, I can awaken the drive needed within your organization to succeed as an employer of choice in the global 21st century labor market.  As Flatter, Inc.’s Chairman since its beginning in 2002, I can facilitate the discovery of your strategic vision needed to compete and succeed in an ever-changing corporate and/or government landscape. 

As a Chief Learning Officer, I can help you build a world-class leadership development and coaching program. 

What are your primary topics/areas of expertise? Some examples may include: Conflict resolution, International Relations, Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, Cybersecurity, as well as specific countries or geographical regions. 

  • Leadership as a Scholar, Practitioner, and Educator 
  • Executive Coaching  
  • Leadership Coaching  
  • Leadership Development 
  • Identifying and Achieving Personal & Professional Goals 
  • 21st Century Culture Development 

What are some positions you have held in your career that you would like prospective clients to know about?

  • Chairman and CEO of Flatter, Inc. – led our global business from the front for over 15 years – across all aspects of commercial and government projects and programs.  
  • Chairman of the Fredericksburg Regional Changer of Commerce – of a 1,000-business regional Chamber of Commerce.   
  • Marine Corps NCO & Officer – led Marines in both peacetime and combat operations. 
  • Marine Corps Drill Instructor – transformed raw recruits into United States Marines – employing tried and tested leadership development methodologies.  
  • Chief Learning Officer of Flatter Leadership Academy – a Division of Flatter, Inc. – developing Leaders, Coaches, and Cultures.

What are some speaking events you’ve supported recently?

  • Fredericksburg Regional Changer of Commerce – provided a keynote address during their annual “Leadership Summit” on “Learn, See, & Give the Gift of Coaching” to leaders from our 1000-busness regional Chamber of Commerce. 
  • University of Idaho/Washington State University – provided a keynote address to the Midshipman and Staff from the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps on “Building Your House of Leadership.” 
  • Asia/Pacific Coaching Education Boot Camp – facilitated a global cohort of student-coaches through a four–day “boot camp” on the fundamentals of coaching. 
  • United States Department of Agriculture – facilitated a two-day workshop on leadership and team building to senior government leaders. 

Do you have any articles or publications? Have you been featured in any? If so, what were they? 

  • Author of “Courageous Leadership” (Amazon, 2018) – a book which details my philosophy of identifying and achieving lifetime personal and professional goals and objectives.  
  • Author of Developing Leaders for the Future: A Courageous Leadership Framework; The Journal of Character and Leadership Development (Summer 2021); United States Air Force Academy. 
  • Author of “A Program Framework Examination of the Roles of Internal Organizational Leaders Within Public Sector Leadership Development” (18 January 2007). 

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