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Mike Armour

Managing Principal at Strategic Leadership Development International, Inc.
Dallas, TX
Mike Armour

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(214) 929-7439

About Mike Armour

Mike Armour brings together a rare combination of experiences in leadership, corporate management, ministry, and public speaking. At 37, he became one of the youngest college presidents in the U.S. Two years later he was promoted to commander as an intelligence officer in the naval reserve, ultimately retiring as a captain with 35 years of Naval service. The Department of Defense decorated Mike three times for pioneering work in computerizing the naval intelligence community.

Interspersed through his years of organizational leadership, Mike served as the senior pulpit minister for three large congregations in California and Texas, all of them heavily attended by entrepreneurs and top-tier executives. They often came to him with critical professional issues which they faced, and ultimately led to his founding of Strategic Leadership Development International in 2001. Since then, Mike has personally coached over 800 executives, managers, and entrepreneurs and have trained thousands more on four continents.

Mike also has extensive international experience. For nearly five years, he was the CEO of a Christian humanitarian organization working in former nations of the Soviet Union. Later, Mike opened a subsidiary of his leadership development firm in East Africa.

Along the way, Mike has written or contributed to 13 books, seven on leadership (including an Amazon best-seller) and six on religion. His book “Newcomer’s Guide to the Bible” is in over two dozen languages, with some 2.5 million copies in circulation.

Academically, Mike holds five degrees, including a PhD from UCLA and has taught graduate courses on practical theology in Pepperdine University’s Department of Religion and leadership courses in the Executive MBA program at Texas Woman’s University. Mike and his wife Fran have been married for 55 years and have three grown children and ten grandchildren.

Speaking Topics

Business & Finance, Career Growth, Communication, Faith & Encouragement, Professional Development, Servant Leadership

Specialized Topics

Trust-Centered Leadership
Implementing Change
Fostering Innovation