Josh Penner, ALM

Leadership Consultant, Speaker, & Coach

Builder of Enviable Teams | Leadership Coach & Speaker | Harvard-Certified Executive Strategist & Marketer | Public & Private Sector | USMC Veteran (OIF) | Father | Mayor | 2 Spaces & an Oxford Comma

Professional Credentials

Professional Experience

  • Mayor, City of Orting
  • Board of Directors, Association of Washington  Cities
  • Chair, Pierce County Regional Council
  • Founder, Penner & Co., Executive Strategy
  • Co-Founder, PNW Vets
  • Founder, Core Values Consulting
  • Founding Member, South Sound Housing Affordability Partners
  • Board Member, Puget Sound Regional Council
  • Board Member, Pierce County Veterans Advisory Board
  • Board Member, Pierce County Aging & Disabilities Advisory Board

education background

  • Harvard University, Master of Liberal Arts (ALM), Management
  • Saint Martin’s University, Bachelor of Arts, Business
  • United States Marine Corps, OIF – E5 Sergeant of Marines 

Courses Taught

  • The Ugly 7: Leadership Mistakes You Need to Avoid
  • The Leadership Gap! – Why Great Teams Miss the Mark so Often
  • The 5 Types of People you Want on Your Team (And the 2 Types To Avoid!)
  • Governing in Chaos: Leading others When You’re Standing on Quicksand
  • Operationalizing Leadership: Using Your Org’s Leadership Traits to Tackle Problems and Develop Culture
  • Veterans Cultural Competency
  • Crisis Intervention for Veterans
  • Support for Military Sexual Trauma
  • Veterans Benefits

Licenses & Certifications

  • Harvard University, Graduate Certification – Strategic Management
  • Harvard University, Graduate Certification – Introduction to Finance
  • Association of Washington Cities, Advanced Certification, Municipal Leader

Keynote Topics

  • The Types of People in Your Organization
  • The Leadership Commitment
  • Preparing to Fail: Preparing to Succeed

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