James Strock strives to be a thinker as well as a doer, whose goal is to bridge the realms of thought and action. His messages of leadership and excellence catalyze extraordinary performances by people and organizations in any setting and across functions. Strock is a recognized authority and renowned speaker on 21st century presidential leadership, as well as an independent entrepreneur and reformer in business, government, and politics. He is the author of four books: Serve to Lead: 21st Century Leaders Manual (2018); Disrupt Politics: Reset Washington (2017); Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit (2001); and Reagan on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Great Communicator (1998). Strock is the former founding secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and a member of the Council on Foreign Relation. James attended Oxford University as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Harvard University and Harvard Law School.