Gary Slyman assists individuals and organizations accelerate their transition to what is next. He provides education, training, and coaching at all levels, and to all types of organizations that allows them to achieve their goals. He is a proven leader with over 35 years experience leading organizations operating in dynamic high-risk environments to educational settings.
As an officer he provided exceptional leadership for 23 years in the United States Marine Corps to include, program management and commanding an aviation squadron in combat. In his last active duty assignment he led, established, and assisted in the development and execution of multiple ethics education programs as the Deputy Director of the Ethics Center at the United States Naval Academy.
In the field of education, he served as the Head of the Middle and Upper School and led the development of a new private independent school centered on a values-based leadership program. During his tenure the school grew from 64 students in 6 grades to 343 students in 14 grades with 100% of it graduates accepted and attending college.
As the founder and president of Great Transitions Strategies he provides the leadership tools to individuals and organizations that allow them to transition to higher levels of performance and mission accomplishment. He works with a wide range of organizations ranging from large corporations, the government, and non profits to small businesses with a sole proprietor. His goal is to provide the support required to achieve their vision. A center piece of his focus is to assist veterans successfully transition to life as a civilian.
Gary has a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of System Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He completed his coach training through the Duquesne University Professional Coach Certification Program, an International Coach Federation Accredited Program and earned a Certificate in Facilitation from Georgetown University’s Institute of Transformational Leadership.