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Kent Porter


Kent Porter is the founder and president of Porter Leadership Development, a San Diego-based consulting and coaching firm specializing in leadership development, executive coaching and team effectiveness. A former entrepreneur, senior executive and CEO, Kent’s combination of hands-on corporate leadership experience and academic training make him uniquely qualified to coach and mentor today’s top business leaders.

As an entrepreneur, Kent founded and ran his own company for 14 years. As a senior executive and CEO, he has recruited, trained, and managed a national sales force, formulated vision and mission statements, and created and implemented highly successful strategic and marketing plans, advertising and promotional strategies, operational procedures and human resource policies.

A gifted teacher and mentor, Kent has also served as adjunct faculty and executive coach with The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a world leader in the development and implementation of leadership training curriculum.

As the head of Porter Leadership Development, Kent has consulted with Fortune 1000 companies in the United States and abroad, and has completed leadership and executive coaching engagements in a wide array of industries including communications, manufacturing, mining, defense, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, financial, hospitality and automotive.

Kent has personally coached more than 250 executives in companies such as L-3 Communications, Denali Advisors, REVA Medical, Qualcomm, Caterpillar/Solar Turbines, Veridiam and Arena Pharmaceuticals where his highly personalized coaching process enabled those executives to achieve consistently higher levels of individual and organizational performance.

A graduate of the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and the University of Kansas, Kent spent his junior year at the University of Madrid. He is proficient in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese.