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    Foundations for Leaders, LLC is an Oregon-based, veteran-owned training and consulting practice that brings experience and a comprehensive knowledge base to every client engagement. From professional training and development to leadership training, business coaching, and speaking, we’re practitioners with hands-on business and management expertise.

    FFL founder and President, David McNamee, Ph.D. (abd) is an educator, executive-level consultant, leadership expert, U. S. Air Force veteran, and manager with documented success in public, private, domestic, and international sectors.

    David’s life and career has taken him around the world. From Portland to Lucerne, David has lived and worked in a dozen countries.  An expert strategist and proven leader, he is valued for his attention to detail and ability to listen, absorb, learn, and communicate complex issues.  With a very diverse background, he is adept at solving the most difficult, critical business problems in new areas. He has an innate ability to lead with quiet influence, making him a natural and respected leader.  

    He has served clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Whether leading micro-finance and leadership workshops in Haiti, negotiating strategic military agreements in far-flung countries, pushing a team to “break test” a satellite-based information processing system, or leading Oregon's largest MBA and undergraduate business programs, David’s success has come through his ability to build teams, quickly establish trust, and do whatever he can to empower those people to achieve greatness.

    His primary areas of academic and consulting research and writing focus on ethics, strategic planning, and Transformational Leadership, with a particular passion for Servant-Leadership.