Ted Davis founded Grace Strategic Services, Inc. in December 1997. He is an experienced leader, manager, strategist, and world traveler. His current work includes strategic management consulting, executive coaching, strategic leadership development, human capital consulting, and facilitating management meetings.
Ted served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for twenty-two years. His many leadership positions included serving as the senior executive for large organizations, as well as staff planning positions. His overseas assignments included Germany for three years and Korea for two years. During the Persian Gulf War (1990-91), Ted served on one of the senior planning and coordination staffs. Other highlights of his career included teaching graduate-level education programs as the Chief, Strategic Studies at the Army’s Command and General Staff College. In this capacity, he trained numerous Army strategists.
Following retirement from active duty, Ted joined a manufacturing company as a Vice President. He developed the company’s strategic and marketing business plans, reorganized the international department, and traveled extensively to open new markets.
Having decided to start his company, Ted leveraged his strategic leadership and management expertise to help businesses and individuals improve their effectiveness. Current and recent coaching, consulting, and training contracts include P1 Group (a national construction firm), JM Fahey Construction Company, Kansas Children’s Service League (a nonprofit promoting the welfare of children), Park University, The Guidance Center (a nonprofit community health organization), FreeState Electric Cooperative (for-profit energy provider), Freedom Interior Solutions (interior design firm), Officers’ Christian Fellowship (a national ministry), BOMA Metropolitan Kansas City (professional organization), Cook Composites and Polymers (a chemical manufacturer), and SAFC Biosciences (a biopharma manufacturer).
As a group chairman with The Executive Committee (TEC) (now called Vistage), Ted was an executive coach and business advisor to over 36 CEOs and presidents. During his five year tenure as a group chairman, several of his members doubled the size of their companies. All used their TEC experience to improve operations.
Region 7, Environmental Protection Agency selected Ted to help pilot their executive coaching program. After a successful pilot program, EPA made the coaching program a regular part of their leadership development, and Ted continued to coach mid- and senior-level executives.
His successful leadership development programs include developing and conducting five programs for the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Ted helped the Chamber develop its one-of-a-kind international leader development program entitled Global Leadership Opportunities for Business Executives. Ted facilitated the program for over six years, and it earned an international reputation for excellence. Ted then developed an executive and a mid-level leadership development program for the Chamber staff. The Chamber asked Ted to develop a replacement for their CEO Roundtable and a leadership development program that they could offer to their members. This led to a successful executive training program for Chamber members and a replacement program for the CEO Roundtable.
Recently, Ted helped a national construction company enhance its human capital development programs by establishing its corporate university, improving performance and career management policies and procedures, and enhancing human resource management processes.
As a consultant and trainer, Ted uses the latest leadership and management models with a focus on transformational leadership, strengths-based management, and strategic metrics. As a facilitator, Ted has coordinated and facilitated executive meetings for strategic planning, merger due diligence, teambuilding, and conflict resolution. As a leadership trainer and coach, Ted’s emphasis is on executive leadership development and the theme of “creating motivating environments.”
Additionally, Ted taught strategic management, marketing, and entrepreneurship for Benedictine College’s Executive MBA and undergraduate programs. Four graduating classes elected Ted to be the “Instructor of the Year.”
During his long career as a leader and planner, Ted’s analysis, planning, and consulting efforts include projects in land management, environmental protection, business systems reengineering, organizational design, leadership development, talent management, export readiness, and national security issues.
Ted has a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Boston University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University. He is a John Maxwell Team Certified coach, trainer, and speaker and a mentor with the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP). He is on the Board of Directors for First Judicial District CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the Leavenworth/Lansing Chamber of Commerce.
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