Dr. Bernie Sparks, founder and president of 21st Century Leadership, is a leadership consultant with over 30 years of experience. Not only is he a corporate leadership trainer, he's a current practitioner in leading people in the 21st Century Workplace through his sister company, Sparks Employment Group, of which he is executive director. In that role, he uses strategic planning in dealing with real-life employment issues on a regular basis.
Dr. Sparks has supervisory, management and leadership experience through the U.S. Army 10th Special Forces Group (ABN) and the New Hampshire State Police. He earned his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire with a specialty in Public Human Resources Management, and his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Franklin Pierce University. Dr. Sparks holds undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice from St. Anselm College and Accounting and Public Administration from Franklin Pierce. Bernie is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach and a Certified Professional Coach.
Dr. Sparks is an adjunct faculty member at Franklin Pierce and Southern New Hampshire University. He has taught classes at the master's and undergraduate levels in Topics including leadership, management communication skills, organizational behavior, ethics, legal issues, criminal investigations and security management. He is a Lifetime Member of the US Army Special Forces Association, and Pi Sigma Alpha honor society for MPA graduates.