**Event includes wine reception; complimentary to attend (limited seating, first 40 reservations only)
Speaker: Winston Copeland
Leadership is made up of characteristics of which the following are certainly a few amongst the many:
4. Character & Integrity
Winston Copeland will relate personal stories of both success and failure under each characteristic. He shares that he's learned far more from his shortcomings than from his successes.
What's the difference between a Combat Fighter Pilot and a successful Sales Executive? Winston Copeland would say "not much," and you'll learn why!
William W. Copeland, Jr., is the President of WWC CONSULTING, a limited consulting practice focusing on Executive Coaching and Leadership Growth. Recently a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Executive Coaching Institute, he continues to grow his coaching business at a variety of companies. He was the Director of the Strategic Program Business Office at Sun Microsystems Federal in McLean, Virginia, responsible for capturing over $400M in expected lifetime program revenue during FY-08.
Having retired from the United States Navy in 2000 as a Rear Admiral, Cope last served as the Commander of the Theodore Roosevelt Battlegroup, fighting two wars on one deployment. He entered the Navy in 1965 and graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a BSEE degree and a commission in 1967. He earned two Masters of Science Degrees, one from the University of Southern California and the other from the Naval War College. Cope’s distinguished career as a naval fighter pilot included duty as an Instructor at the prestigious Navy Fighter Weapons School (Top Gun).
He has received the Silver Star for gallantry in action, the Bronze Star, two Defense Superior Service medals, three Legion of Merit awards and numerous other meritorious and commendation medals with the Combat "V". He resides in San Jose, California, with his wife and family.