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To empower committed leaders with the tools they need to lead high-performing teams and drive winning results. Iron Leaders continuously sharpen those around them and perpetuate a culture of high-character leaders.
From character and integrity comes leadership. Nobody can take away your integrity; you can only give it away. The Iron Leader relies on a personal foundation of uncompromising integrity, with steadfast accountability and commitment to the mission and their team.
Courage is the inner strength - mental, moral and physical - that enables The Iron Leader to do what is right, to adhere to a higher standard of personal conduct, and to make tough decisions under stress and pressure.
Putting the needs of the team before one’s own is the true mark of The Iron Leader. No matter how challenging the circumstances, selflessness means leading with love, empathy, and compassion for those in your charge.
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Action Oriented. Pressure-tested. Transformative.
Instructors with real-world experience. We leverage our collective leadership lessons and experiences from combat and business to forge high-character leaders who achieve winning results.

Joe McNamara

Joe McNamara is a former combat-decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer and founder of The Iron Leader. He led elite teams through combat deployments to Afghanistan and was then selected to command and lead Marine Corps Drill Instructors where he mentored and coached the leaders responsible for training our nation's next generation of warriors. 

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Joe also earned an MBA from the University of North Carolina. After business school, Joe joined one of the Nation's top real estate development firms and built an award winning sales team. Leveraging the lessons learned as a military and business leader, Joe founded The Iron Leader. He and his team have partnered with athletes, coaches, and corporate teams nationwide - cultivating championship cultures, great leaders, and high-performing teams.

Kevin Dale

Kevin is a retired U.S. Marine with more than 25 years in the Special Operations community - serving as a leader in combat around the globe and as an instructor at multiple special operations training commands. With
decades of experience building and leading teams in the most complex operating environments in the world,

Kevin knows how to train, develop, and build high-performing leaders and teams. After his service, Kevin has regularly provided complex planning and training services globally. He has received numerous awards for valor in combat and he also holds a Master's degree in Strategic Leadership.

Matt St. Clair

Matt retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 30 years of service as an infantry officer. He is known as a culture building specialist and has commanded several of the Marine Corps' most dynamic and complex units such as Battalion Landing Team 3/8 (BLT 3/8) and Marine Air
Ground Task Force (26 MEU). Matt has commanded units of more than 2,500 personnel, completing several combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and also served as the Military Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
After his service, Matt has also worked with government
agencies and public corporations, providing world-class
expertise to solve clients' greatest challenges.

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