The eXtension Foundation is pleased to announce that Master Sergeant Karl Bradley, United States Air Force, will be serving as eXtension’s Leadership Development Fellow. Karl will be working closely with the Impact Collaborative program and its trained Innovation Facilitators from across Extension by offering professional development opportunities and engagements around leadership. Karl joins eXtension through the Skillbridge program offered by the Department of Defense for active duty service members that are separating or retiring from the military. This program provides an opportunity for service members to intern with organizations in the civilian workforce to gain new skills, training, and assist with their transition.
With over 20 years’ experience creating strong, values-aligned partnerships internationally while serving in the U.S. Air Force, Karl’s energetic transformational leadership style is infectious. The ability to help inspire others find their “why” while connecting passion to profession underlines his favorite role…coach. He has a lifelong enthusiasm for agricultural leadership growth to help take organizations past what the science of management says is possible.
Originally from Branson, Missouri, he holds degrees in education from Arizona State University & The University of Northern Colorado. He has led teams ranging from 5 to 250 & held leadership positions in public relations, event planning, fundraising, finance, human resources, corporate training & procurement. As a collaborative consultant, he secured partnerships across 49 states & 13 countries garnering millions in sponsorships.
His areas of expertise include strategic thinking, leadership development & training, public speaking, team building, community engagement & ideation.