Chris Auger


Mindful thinker with broad-based expertise in leader development, cultural operations, and organizational management. Proven ability to quickly assess leadership and organizations in order to unlock greater potential value.

Multi-disciplined career as a highly-respected Naval Special Warfare SEAL Officer offering more than 27 years of senior executive leadership and management experience. Born strategist with extensive background in leadership development. Strong ability to solve complex problems within extremely high-pressure environments. Assertive, decisive, and innovative Executive Coach known for expertise interpreting long-term vision and strategy, translating objectives into actionable plans, and providing coaching to individual executives. Talent for proactively identifying and resolving issues, reversing negative trends, controlling costs, maximizing productivity, and leading multi-million dollar projects increasing organizational efficiency and individual quality of life.

Highlights include: 

  • Diplomatic, logistical and cultural operations in over 20 countries
  • Operational management in Naval Special Warfare’s Advanced Training Command responsible for 283 personnel across six different geographical locations instructing high-risk courses to more than 4,000 personnel annually
  • Leadership development at the Center for SEAL and SWCC providing professional military education and development

In addition to holding a degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, Chris also has a Masters Degree in Global Leadership from USD, and is, like all Fearless Leaders Group Coaches, fully certified in the EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence and EQi 360 assessments.

Interested in having Chris work with your organization? Review our consulting and coaching options.

Don Kester


Don Kesters' Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) experience spans almost two decades, having served as a trainer, SWAT Team operator, team leader, and SWAT Team commander. Don is an instructor in many specialties to include hostage rescue, barricaded suspect, rapid deployment, use of force, incident command, and leadership and decision-making, and has authored several articles on such topics. He has served as an expert witness and consultant, and is regularly requested to teach and speak nationally.

Don has served in law enforcement for over twenty-three years with a large agency in the Southwestern United States. Having risen to the ranks of senior command, he has extensive experience in leadership and management issues to include hiring, discipline, training, and terminations. Additionally, Don is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Board of Directors. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

And as with all Fearless Leaders Group Coaches, Don is fully certified in the EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence and EQi 360 assessments.

Interested in having Don work with your organization? Review our consulting and coaching options.

Mark Schlegel


Mark Schlegel is a 26 year veteran of the Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department. His professional history includes a mix of operational law enforcement, special weapons and tactics, leadership development and tactical training experience. As an accomplished consultant, Mark has worked as an instructor for a number of national law enforcement training organizations and has trained over 10,000 law enforcement, military, international police services and select private corporation personnel working in high-risk environments across the US, Canada and abroad.

In 2004, Mark co-founded FTF Tactics, LLC and serves as the Director of Business Operations. As an integrated tactical training and consulting company, FTF offers customized tactical training programs for law enforcement agencies, military groups, international police services and select private corporations working in high-risk environments.

In addition to his work in law enforcement and special operations training, Mark has worked in the film and entertainment industry as a technical advisor, actor, and consultant.

Mark Schlegel is fully certified in the EQi 2.0 Emotional Intelligence and EQi 360 assessments.

Interested in having Mark work with your organization? Review our consulting and coaching options.

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