Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Amazon Bestselling Author, Dr. Mary M. Gillam, Col (Ret), USAF is Named One Of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'

Gillam was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors who appeared on The Authors Show in 2014.  Her latest book, 'Gifted to Lead: 4 Steps to Releasing Your Leadership Potential,  helps people to discover and release the leader within

Dr. Mary M. Gillam, Col (Ret), USAF, author of 'Gifted to Lead: 4 Steps to Releasing Your Leadership Potential' has been named one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.’ Her honors came as a result of her recent appearance on The Authors Show.  In 'Gifted to Lead: 4 Steps to Releasing Your Leadership Potential', Dr. Gillam documents her personal leadership journey, and how she triumphed against the odds to become a Colonel in the Air Force, and a senior executive in the Department of Defense.  As the creator of a specialized leadership development model called CORE, Dr. Gillam walks readers through a simple, step-by-step approach to discovering, developing, and unleashing their leadership potential.  Using current, historical, and biblical examples coupled with survey data, Dr. Gillam awakens the leadership giant in all of us.  For media interviews, book signings, etc. Dr. Gillam can be reached at gillammm@verizon.net.  Her website is http://www.m2gleadershipbiz.com.

“I am humbled and grateful to God” stated Gillam, “to be honored and recognized as one of this year’s ‘50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.’ “My goal for writing 'Gifted to Lead: 4 Steps to Releasing Your Leadership Potential' was to provide an easy-to-understand leadership development model that individuals, schools, corporations, non-profits, and government agencies can use to develop future leaders.”

Prior to starting M2G Dynamic Leadership Solutions, Dr. Gillam was a Senior Executive with the Department of Defense (DoD) at the Pentagon, where she served as the Director of Technology, Innovation, and Engineering.  After military retirement, she worked in private industry as a government contractor for Booz, Allen and Hamilton.  An experienced and seasoned leader, Dr. Gillam has led several organizations and deployed in support of numerous real-world operations.  Prior to her military retirement, Dr. Gillam served as the Director of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the largest Air Logistics Center in the Air Force.  In that position, she was directly responsible for ensuring compliance with numerous Congressional and DoD level mandates to include the Clinger-Cohen Act, the Federal Information Security Management Act and the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process.

Under her tenure as President of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association (AFCEA), the chapter won the distinguished Harry S. Ingles International Award, and the Model Chapter of the Year Award.  Dr. Gillam has also been awarded multiple military and leadership awards to include the Spirit of the American Woman Leadership Award, and the Federal Women's Executive Leadership Award.  A highly sought after keynote speaker, Dr. Gillam is known for her amazing ability to encourage, inspire, and motivate others to live their dreams.  In 2015, Dr. Gillam will produce and host a local 30 minute television series entitled ‘Leadership Table Talk.’  The show is designed to help individuals grow and develop their leadership skills and talent.  The show will air on the Fairfax County Public Access channel in Virginia.

About Dr. Mary M. Gillam:

Dr. Mary M. Gillam is a #1 Amazon best-selling author of 12 books to include three leadership books.  She is a retired Air Force Colonel, and former member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) Corps with the Department of Defense at the Pentagon where she served as the Director of Technology, Innovation, and Engineering.  She is also a former associate with Booz, Allen, and Hamilton global consulting firm.  Having spent over 30+ years in telecommunications and information systems’ leadership, management, security, and technical positions, Dr. Gillam decided to follow her God given dream and start M2G Dynamic Leadership Solutions, LLC.  As President and CEO, Dr. Gillam is a certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma business process improvement principles, and a certified John C. Maxwell Leadership Speaker, Coach, Consultant, and Trainer.


Dr. Mary M. Gillam