CHURCHILL for LEADERS

Applying His Leadership Strategies for Success

Larry Kryske
Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Leadership Expert
Churchill Authority

CHURCHILL for LEADERS

Applying His Leadership Strategies for Success

Larry Kryske
Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

Leadership Expert
Churchill Authority

ABOUT US

Commander Lawrence M. (Larry) Kryske, U.S. Navy (Ret.), develops victorious leaders who have vision, courage, and determination. He is a professional speaker, certified trainer, and respected facilitator who has over thirty-five years of worldwide success leading men and women and building unstoppable teams.

As a career naval officer, Larry served in leadership positions in every tour during his twenty-two-year career. As a Surface Warfare Officer, he drove warships for a living. In his first ship, he was involved in combat operations during the Vietnam War. He served ashore in Naval Intelligence in Japan, on the Chief of Naval Operations’ staff in the Pentagon, and with the Defense Nuclear Agency. Larry was also the first commanding officer of U.S. Naval Station, Pascagoula, Mississippi, which was the Navy’s newest, most technologically modern, environmentally clean base in the world.

He later served as a private school administrator and instructor, teaching courses on leadership (among other courses) for high school students at two schools.

Larry is president of Your Finest Hour Leadership Programs, a full-service leadership development business that he started in 1996. He speaks nationwide on leadership, teamwork, and innovation. He has given keynotes, conducted training seminars, and facilitated leadership retreats. His clients include over 100,000 individuals in over 400 corporate, non-profit (trade associations), governmental, educational, and civic organizations in over 50 different industries.

Larry is a respected authority on the life and leadership of Winston Churchill. He joined the International Churchill Society in 1987 and served a three-year term on its Board of Directors. He shared the speaking platform with Sir Martin Gilbert, Official Biographer of Sir Winston S. Churchill, at a Churchill Leadership Symposium on the Queen Mary in 2001. From 1999-2006, Larry presented his painting keynote presentation about Winston Churchill, Creating Your Finest Hour, to over 50,000 attendees.

He also authored four books about leadership and is a landscape oil painter.

Larry has a BA in Astronomy from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MS in Applied Science from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He resides in Plano, Texas, with his wife, Naomi, a novelist.

With Lady Soames (Mary Churchill—Sir Winston’s daughter) and Naomi.

With Sir Martin Gilbert (Churchill’s Official Biographer)

Senator Trent Lott, United States Senate, said, “I am thankful for your leadership of Naval Station Pascagoula during this critical stage of infancy. The Naval Station, the City, and the State are fortunate to have you at the helm. We have had our challenges over the last year-and-a-half, but as you have said, ‘Our finest hour is yet to come.’”

Congressman Gene Taylor, U.S. House of Representatives, said, “Commander Kryske’s command reflected the professionalism, dedication, and pride that he has demonstrated throughout his naval career. I am quite impressed with the innovative, cost-saving measures that that he implemented. Naval Station Pascagoula survived the 1993 Base Closure Commission review, and Larry’s presentation to the Commission was one of the finest I have seen.”

Andy Taggart, Chief of Staff to Governor Kirk Fordice, State of Mississippi, said in a letter to Vice Admiral J. Paul Reason, USN, “Both in my current capacity and in my previous professional endeavors, it has been my duty to participate in countless briefings and oral presentations, on both sides of the podium. I can tell you unqualifiedly that Commander Kryske’s presentation to the Base Closure Commission was as effective a piece of work as I have ever witnessed.”

Jerry St Pé, President, Ingalls Shipbuilding and Senior Vice President of Litton Industries, said, “All of Jackson County—indeed all of Mississippi—owe you and your entire Naval Station task force a deep debt of gratitude for the tremendous contribution you have made to keep our naval station on line.”

Larry and Colin Powell

Larry and Colin Powell

Larry with Stockdale

With Admiral James B. Stockdale at Churchill Leadership Symposium

Partial List of Clients (multiple programs indicated)

Alabama Soc. of Prof. Land Surveyors (7)
Arkansas Department of Health (2)
Arkansas Environmental Federation
Arkansas Press Association
Arkansas Public Health Association (2)
Arkansas Public Health Nurses Association (2)
Arkansas Society of CPA’s (2)
Amer. Council of Engineering Co.—AL (2)
Amer. Council of Engineering Co.—MS (2)
American Society of Safety Engineers (2)
Arkansas State Employees Association
ASI Federal Credit Union
Associated Builders and Contractors—AR
Associated Builders and Contractors—FL (2)
Ass’n of Donor Recruitment Professionals
Association of Energy Service Companies
CTIS, Inc.
California Dietetic Association
California Land Surveyors Association (2)
Chevron Federal Credit Union (2)
Christ United Methodist Church (4)
Churchill Centre
Clark County Emergency Planning Cmte (2)
Connecticut Community Bankers Ass’n
CUE, Inc. (2)
Delchamps Credit Union
Duke University
Brown Watt Buchanan PA (2)
Butcher Distributors (Trane, Inc.) (2)
Eagle Crest, Inc
Empire State Society of Ass’n Execs
Employers Association of Florida
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Florida Dietetic Association (2)
Florida Surveying & Mapping Society
Forum North Health & Safety–Canada
Georgia Association of Realtors (2)
Harvard Club
HomeCare Association of Louisiana (3)
Home Health Assembly of New Jersey (3)
Indiana Ass’n for Home & Hospice Care (3)
Ingalls Employees Credit Union
Institute of Marine Studies (2)
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
International Churchill Society (5)
Jackson County Chamber of Commerce (3)
Jackson & George County Regional Library
Kentucky Home Health Association (2)
Louisiana Society of Ass’n Executives (2)
Louisiana Society of CPA’s
Louisiana Healthcare Group (4)

Louisiana Housing Council (3)
Merchant and Marine Bank (9)
Michigan Home Health Association (2)
Mississippi Association of Broadcasters
Mississippi Concrete Industries Association (2)
Mississippi Credit Union System (2)
Mississippi Public Health Association
Mississippi Society of Family Physicians
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce (3)
Multiple Listing Service Association
Nat’l Ass’n of Housing & Redevelop Officials (3)
Nevada Association of School Boards (3)
Nevada Hospital Association
New York Community Health Center (3)
NEXTEL (2)
NY Ass’n for Sups of School Bldgs/Grds
NY State County Hwy Sups Ass’n (2)
NY State Ass’n of Health Care Providers (3)
North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (3)
North Carolina Petroleum Marketers Ass’n
North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders
NorthMarq Capital
Pennsylvania Dietetic Association
PFG Precision Optics (4)
Philander Smith College
Private Providers Ass’n of Texas (2)
RE/MAX
Riggs Tractor (Caterpillar, Inc.)
Rolls-Royce Naval Marine (13)
Scott Credit Union (3)
Singing River FCU (2)
South Carolina Ass’n of CPAs
South Carolina Dietetic Ass’n
South Carolina Food Service Sups Ass’n
South Carolina Healthcare Managers Ass’n (3)
South Carolina School Nutrition Ass’n
Southern States Correctional Association
Texas City Managers Association
Texas Association for Home Care (3)
Texas Association of Mayors & Councilmen
Texas Grain and Feed Association (3)
Texas Indep Automobile Dealers Ass’n
Travel Affiliates (2)
Union Planters Bank
University of Southern Mississippi
U.S. Coast Guard (2)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Navy (4)
Virginia Health Care Ass’n
Wisconsin Dietetic Association (2)
WI Homecare Organization

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