Serving Mission-Focused Authentic Leaders
On Mission Leadership is focused on providing you with a ‘north star’ for your unique leadership development journey. We do so through a carefully crafted process built on a powerful servant leader perspective and actionable leadership commitments.
Leadership is who you are and what you do to influence others to commit and act in alignment with the team’s mission.
To equip and support leaders committed to their own leadership development.
A community of authentic leaders committed and prepared to serve.
Our Core Beliefs
- There are no born leaders. Leaders are self-made, through an intentional, lifelong journey of education, training, and experience.
- We each must own our leadership responsibilities.
- Leadership is founded on the nature of our relationship with those we are privileged to serve, and not dependent upon our title, rank, or position.
- The most effective leaders are mission-focused, people-centric, and grounded with a servant-leader’s perspective
- Mission – Understand, believe in, and commit to your team’s mission.
- People – Build and nurture authentic relationships with your teammates.
- Self – Know yourself, and lead from a place of service.
A Message from our Founders
How we equip and support your leadership journey
Personal, one-on-one or Team Coaching
Growth oriented, solution-focused coaching designed to help you get where you want to go and to get rid of what you do not need for your journey.
Speaking Engagements and Seminars
Customized educational, inspiring, and interactive speaking events and seminars crafted to inform, equip, transform, and inspire you and your team.
Virtual or On-Site Programs
Participant-centered, problem-based, experiential, collaborative programs to help teams develop and improve their leadership capacity.
Before your coaching I would not have known what servant leadership meant. I’ve probably grown more as a supervisor (I’m not sure I qualify yet as a leader) in the past 2 years than I did in the prior 14 years. I know it will take time, but I think you could eventually develop a brigade of true leaders.
– SEVP, COO
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have no idea how much your time & wisdom means to me, as a young leader. There are many different approaches to working with & managing people, but I truly think your theory of servant-leadership is the only way to truly lead. Your story is so inspiring!
– LEAD FORWARD FELLOW, UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE
Thank you for being such an incredible mentor to me. You have instilled such a positive energy in me and that is something I will hold on to forever. You will always be my role model.
It was refreshing to see a top executive care so much and be so passionate about his people, his team, who work for him!!! Great speaker!!!
– EVENT ATTENDEE
Our Forthcoming Book
We encourage you to check back for the release of our book: On Mission: Your Journey to Authentic Leadership.
This book is carefully crafted to be a leader’s foundational resource, one that is simple, realistic, challenging, supportive, and impactful.
On Mission Leadership Founders
John Buford, Ph.D.
John is a certified Leadership Coach, retired Marine Corps officer, Professor Emeritus, and professional wilderness guide with decades of experience developing leadership competence in young adults and adult professionals in business, higher education, the military, the nonprofit sector, and outdoor education.
Sean Georges, J.D., LL.M.
Sean is a former Human Resource executive and General Counsel for a national, publicly-traded retailer. He previously served as an Officer of Marines for 13 years, to include duty as a Marine Judge Advocate. His TEDx presentation, The Essence of Authentic Leadership, has more than 24,000 views on YouTube.