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About Our Founder

Michael E. Frisina is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author. He has developed leaders and organizational teams worldwide. Every year he speaks to national and international healthcare organizations, non-profit organizations and audiences as diverse as engineers to organ procurement organizations. He is a featured speaker for the American Hospital Association, The American College of Health Care Executives, The Joint Commission, and The South Carolina Hospital Association. His work in healthcare leadership, safety, and quality has been recognized by The Joint Commission in their publication, Doing the Right Things Right.

Dr. Frisina retired from the United States Army having served in The Medical Service Corps in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility throughout his career. He completed post-graduate studies at Cambridge University in England, served as a faculty member and subject matter expert in leadership and ethics at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD.

Prior to entering civilian healthcare, Dr. Frisina served as consultant to the Army Surgeon General for medical research and development and to the Department of Defense Human Genome Project. He is a Visiting Fellow in Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and a Visiting Scholar at The Hastings Center.

Dr. Frisina is a recipient of the ACHE Service Award, and has been listed as one of the John C. Maxwell Transformational Leadership Award Top 100 for 2019. In addition to being named to the 2018 Top 100 List, Dr. Frisina was also named to the Top 30 List last year.

When people are
emotionally disconnected
from their leaders, they are
emotionally disconnected
from their work and its

Dr. Michael E. Frisina


About The Frisina Group And The Center For Influential Leadership

Awareness of yourself and how you work with others is the path to greater leadership influence, personal and professional growth, and ultimate success. At the Center for Influential Leadership our powerful and practical learning experiences are tailored to your specific performance challenges. We help you develop the ability to act with awareness and intention, to respond to your performance challenges with greater confidence, and to create profound and positive change in your leaders, your people, to drive peak performance throughout your organization.