Chief of Staff Executive Virtual Academy

The past year exponentially increased the urgency for leaders to adapt and evolve. You, as the Chief of Staff, have never been more center and critical to the success of not just responding to this urgency but helping build a sustainable path forward for your organization to stay proactive in adapting to future challenges.

This course is designed for Chiefs of Staff who must expand their influence to ensure organizational success at the most difficult time – where stakeholders may be remote, dispersed, and uncertain of the future.

Over the course of seven weeks, participants will work through facilitated sessions and peer coaching groups to define an unpredictable role, identify your leadership tendencies to understand how to drive higher performance, and be introduced to process shifts that enable accountability, better communications, and strategic clarity. Within an environment that is changing rapidly, Chiefs will be equipped with the tools to create clarity for their role as Chief, larger impact for their organization, and their own professional development.

SESSION 01 - October 19 @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EDT

Independent Peer Coaching: October 26, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST (or any agreed-upon time that week)

SESSION 02 - November 2 @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EDT

Independent Peer Coaching: November 9, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST (or any agreed-upon time that week)

SESSION 03 - November 16 @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EDT

Independent Peer Coaching: November 23, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST (or any agreed-upon time that week)

SESSION 04 - November 30 @ 11:30AM - 1:30PM EDT


Chris Fussell is the President of McChrystal Group. Chris has focused on bringing his Special Operations experience and expertise in cross-functional collaboration, knowledge sharing, and decision making with large corporations facing similar challenges. He joined McChrystal Group as a Partner in 2012.

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Cricket Oles

Chief of Staff - President

Cricket Oles is a Senior Principal at McChrystal Group where she serves as the Chief of Staff to the President. In this role, she supports key strategic initiatives, including the development of new client relationships and driving internal strategic priorities.

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Paul Mele

Senior Advisor

Paul Mele served 30 years in the United States Army, retiring at the rank of Colonel after a career in both conventional and special operations units. A veteran of operations in Somalia, Haiti, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Paul led organizations with a passion for developing servant leaders and trust across stakeholders and teammates.

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Erin McMahon

Senior Advisor

Erin McMahon is a combat veteran with over 23 years of military experience running organizations and leading people.

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