Jill Morgenthaler

A dynamic and masterful speaker, Jill Morgenthaler shows audiences how to lead with confidence through her content rich, high-energy keynotes and seminars. Her unique experiences, ranging from a showdown with Saddam Hussein to saving an American engineer from a Soviet kidnapping, translate into universal lessons. She doesn’t simply tell audiences what to do. Her tailored speeches leave them with proven action steps so they can start leading the very next day with confidence.
Colonel Jill is sharing her leadership secrets with the world. Leaders are not born, they are grown. She is fiercely committed to guiding women and men to achieve success as they

Colonel Jill is the author of the highly acclaimed book, “The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer.” Over 18,000 people have watched her Tedx Talk, “Fake It ‘Til You Make It.”

Colonel Jill Morgenthaler is a woman of many firsts. She was in the first experimental class of women the U.S. Army trained alongside men. Overcoming obstacles, she was the first woman battalion commander and first brigade commander in two divisions and rose to the rank of Colonel. She was also the first woman to run homeland security for the state of Illinois. During her military career, Colonel Jill led hundreds of men and women around the world in war and peace, and was the recipient of the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit for her lifelong leadership.

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