Colby Jenkins is a combat veteran who was deployed around the world with his Special Forces A-team, to include Afghanistan and South America (Colombia and Paraguay). Other government business took him to the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Bangladesh, Panama, Argentina and Brazil. Colby’s responsibilities as a Green Beret liaison to the U.S. Congress included taking members of Congress and professional staff to see and understand sensitive special operations activities around the world. Colby has worked on Capitol Hill, specifically the U.S. Senate, and the Pentagon where he managed the congressional portfolio for the U.S. military’s #2 in command.
Colby Jenkins has been a Global Program Manager for Google, working at Google headquarters. In addition to Colby’s daily responsibilities, Google has recognized Colby as a trainer and speaker sending him around the world (New York City, London and Singapore) to train other managers presenting his material on leadership and team building. Colby’s material brings a unique dynamic perspective on leading and building teams in the high demand technology arena of Silicon Valley.
Colby will take your team and those you serve on an adventure that includes dynamic tales of helicopter assaults in desert and jungle combat operations, escaping from Alcatraz, shaking hands with a determined Taliban foe, extreme Army Special Forces land navigation, learning to quit tomorrow, swamping a gun-truck in Afghanistan and other powerful experiences. Colby’s presentation will transform and personalize for your leaders lessons learned in combat and extraordinary situations. From the White House West Wing, the U.S. Congress, and corporate boardrooms to sitting on the ground chatting with Afghan tribal leaders Colby will explore diverse perspectives related to critical leadership and team building principles. Colby adapts his message to audiences of all ages and environments.
“Colby Jenkins’ message on leadership and building your A-team in unconventional circumstances is spot on. He gets it. The principles shared through his military experiences will help in both your personal and professional life. He understands what makes a true leader.”
David Arnold (CEO, Wavetronix)
“Your presentation and definition of what it means to be a true leader, an encouraging team member and why it’s important to persevere and establish milestones for success in large missions (whether in combat or the corporate world) were incredibly inspiring and empowering. Several members of the team shared that your presentation was not only a great use of time but one of the best presentations they have sat in on for some time and overall inspiring. Thank you again for an uplifting and real talk.”
Kira Smartt, Google Staffing Lead
“Thank you so much for giving such an engaging and inspiring presentation on Leadership and building your “A-team.” We sincerely appreciate the time you spent with us and in fact referenced your presentation/lessons learned several times throughout our Offsite. Thanks again!”
Brooke Krebs (Google Technical Program Manager Sourcing Lead — Mountain View, CA).
“Thank you, Colby. What a special presentation! The response from our team was overwhelmingly positive and the discussion continued long after you left. Your ability to translate your leadership experiences on the battlefield into practical lessons for life and business is nothing short of amazing. I’ll forever remind my teammates to, “be the lighthouse.”
Matt Koblick, Sales Director, Silverline
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