CBK3 helps leaders accelerate results. Working closely together, leaders overcome challenges and both they and their teams reach new levels of performance. Our results-focused approach positively impacts the individual and the entire organization to create the desired future.
Our Vision: Effectively and efficiently helping leaders achieve their desired future.
- Effective -- powerful impact with every word and action
- Efficient -- optimized for you day, week, year...life
- Excellent – highest quality of service…from the biggest to the smallest detail
- Valued – all created equally, all treated with equal respect
- Faithful – we embrace our faith in Christ, thank God for his grace, and attempt to be the best we can be
About Brad Kearney (President):
My passion is helping leaders excel!
I grew up wanting to be a pilot, my first life-goal from age 9. Twelve years later I graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and was soon off to pilot training in Columbus, Mississippi. Over the next 20 years I was privileged to fly the F-16 around the world, including serving during Desert Storm and numerous deployments. More important than hitting the 100 combat mission mark, I had the opportunity to work with some of the best men and women who faithfully serve their nation.
In the military one must certainly be able to successfully lead calmly under pressure but having well thought-out plans are just as critical. During my Air Force career I built strategic plans, identified key goals, and created detailed actions plans in order to successfully execute the mission at hand. While those plans often focused on reaching a target, the same approach applies to any endeavor in life. This includes aligning necessary actions with a high performing team that is armed with the right attitude, skills, and knowledge. It was personally rewarding, especially when I was a commander, to develop individuals and watch them successfully achieve our organizational goals as well as their personal goals. It is truly gratifying to see their careers soar as they continue to be promoted and excel at each new and challenging job.
After retiring from the Air Force I transitioned to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company where once again, for the next nine years, I worked alongside some great Americans who produce the very best products for our nation. As part of the Skunk Works® team, I applied the same formula for achieving success to develop advanced capabilities for our fighter programs. I worked with company senior leadership to build effective strategic plans for the multibillion-dollar F-16, F-22, and F-35 fighter programs to successfully sustain and grow business. As a Senior Manager I led a great and diverse team with four distinct areas of focus. This required aligning our goals and action plans to company strategies as well as helping each person excel to his or her highest potential. We ensured current customers’ needs were met, we grew new customers, and we won many programs.
Now I use a lifetime of leadership experience to help individuals and businesses excel and achieve their goals! Clients realize increased revenue (such as, from flat years to double-digit growth), improved workspace culture (improved communication leading to more consistent goal achievement), increased employee retention (from very high double-digit turnover to essentially zero), and a more focused workforce whose efforts better align with the company's strategic vision. Additionally clients have achieved non-tangible goals; these are the ones that most often yield the most profound results such as an improved work-life balance (actually accomplishing personal goals without sacrificing work success), an effective time management strategy (improved confidence and peace with less stress), and successfully overcoming fears and doubts (it can be lonely at the top!) to accelerate the future desired! These are just a few examples—what will be your success story?
I currently reside in Sanger, Texas. I am married to Melissa, a native Texan, and we have four wonderful children whom we love: Hannah, Mary-Katherine, Erin, and Aidan. I am active in our church and community and love swimming, cycling, running, and most things active. I am involved with the following organizations: USAFA Association of Graduates (AOG), Rotary International, Denton Chamber of Commerce, North Texas Business Aviation Association (NTBAA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Love Field Pilots Association, and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
CBK3 Consulting is a proud affiliate of Trusted Advisors Network, a national network of development and consulting firms throughout North American and Europe. We are a world-class leader in the areas of business and management consulting, life/business coaching and training, youth leadership, and leadership development. We are dedicated to our clients who realize increased profitability, market share, productivity, customer loyalty...and better life balance.