Drea Zigarmi

Coauthor of Leadership and the One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard

Dr. Drea Zigarmi, a Senior Consulting Partner for The Ken Blanchard Companies®, is a highly respected and experienced management consultant, dedicated researcher, best-selling author, powerful trainer, and motivational speaker. He communicates with authority, skillfully blending humor with a no-nonsense approach and prompting people to reflect on their learnings long after a session is over.Drea’s client list reads like a “who’s who” in international business, and his accomplishments within each organization are a result of his talent, knowledge, and the unique manner in which he inspires leaders to take risks and creative action.

Companies such as Dow Chemical, Lockheed, and Canadian Pacific have benefited from his work in the areas of management and organizational development, performance appraisal, and productivity improvement, and their leaders have developed admiration and respect for Drea’s commitment to their mission.

Drea is coauthor of Leadership and the One Minute Manager®, the third book in Ken Blanchard’s best-selling One Minute Manager Library, and various chapters in Leading at a Higher Level. In addition, he has coauthored The Leader Within, Achieve Leadership Genius, and The Team Leader’s Idea-A-Day Guide. Drea has coauthored numerous Blanchard® products, including the widely used Situational Leadership® II, DISC, and Optimal Motivation™ programs.

Drea received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Norwich University; a master’s degree in humanistic education; and a doctorate in education, administration, and organizational studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.Drea is the Director of Blanchard’s Employee Work Passion reasearch team, and co-developed The Employee Work Passion Assessment (EWPA).

Drea enjoys playing classical guitar and reading historical autobiographies in his spare time.