Jan Rutherford entered the U.S. Army at age 17 (weighing 114 pounds), and spent six years in Special Forces as a Green Beret medic and “A” team executive officer, and three years as a military intelligence officer.
Why you should book Jan Rutherford for your next event
- An award-winning keynote speaker, Jan was recognized as one of The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018 by Inc.
- He is the co-author of “Purposeful People,” and the author of “The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership.”
- Jan has over 25 years of business experience and has held executive roles in business development, marketing, sales, training, product management, and as a CEO.
He is the founder of Self-Reliant Leadership, and also leads Crucible expeditions with executives and transitioning military veterans. He is the co-author of “Purposeful People,” and the author of “The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership.” As a Senior Instructor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School, he teaches leadership to MBA students in the U.S. and Ireland.
As a LinkedIn Learning instructor with over 400,000 learners, and a professional speaker, Jan was recognized as one of “The Top 100 Leadership Speakers” in Inc., and has a TEDx talk on “Why Difficulties Matter.“ Jan also serves on numerous boards, and invests time with select DOD units and veteran organizations.
He is the co-host of The Leadership Podcast, and has interviewed over 300 thought leaders and luminaries including Simon Sinek, Dan Pink, and General Stanley McChrystal.
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