Errol Doebler is a 1991 Graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Errol was a 4-year varsity lacrosse player and in his senior year was awarded the LTJG Frank McMeone ’75 Memorial Award for character, dedication, and sportsmanship. Upon graduation and receiving his commission as a United States Naval Officer, Errol was assigned to the USS Monongahela as a Surface Warfare Officer where he served as Assistant Operations Officer.
Errol requested a lateral transfer to the Naval Special Warfare Community and reported to Coronado, California to attend Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training in 1993. After graduating BUD/S training and earning his Special Warfare Officer qualifications, Errol served as an Assistant Platoon Commander at SEAL Team Four and a Platoon Commander at SEAL Team One. Errol’s Navy SEAL career was cut short prematurely after sustaining injuries on deployment and was medically discharged from the United States Navy.
While recovering from injuries, Errol joined the private sector where he excelled in sales and sales management working in New York City and Washington, DC. Following the events of September 11, 2001, Errol applied for service to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After receiving a medical clearance, Errol reported to Quantico, VA for the FBI’s new agent training class in 2003.
Errol was assigned to the FBI’s flagship office in New York City where he investigated terrorist groups from Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and the Former Soviet Republics. Errol operated with law enforcement and intelligence agencies around the world investigating and combating terrorists and terrorist groups. Errol also investigated Russian Organized Crime figures out of the New York Office before transferring to the FBI’s Atlantic City Office where he investigated Public Corruption and Violent Street Gangs.
Errol was a member of the FBI’s New York SWAT team. Because of his background and experience, Errol was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and attached to the United States Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. Errol saw extensive combat operations in Afghanistan and was subsequently presented with the FBI’s second highest award for valor, the Shield of Bravery, for his actions in combat.
Errol left the FBI after 13 years of service to begin his leadership consulting firm, Leader 193, in 2016. Errol has worked with executives and teams from Fortune 100 and 200 companies, professional sports organizations, small technical startups, and individual executives across a vast array of industries as the Founder of Leader 193.
Errol’s background and experience are unique, to say the least. Few people in the world can draw from experience as a Naval Academy graduate, Surface Warfare Officer, Special Warfare Officer, private sector business leader, FBI Special Agent, combat veteran, and owner of their own leadership consulting firm advising companies and leaders from all around the world.
Widely recognized by national professional associations and trade publications for his work in linking sales compensation to management’s objectives, David is a frequent speaker on sales compensation topics. He is author of Compensating the Sales Force (3rd edition) and The Sales Growth Imperative, published by McGraw Hill. He is also the author of the Sales Compensation Almanac, published by AGI Press.
Errol Doebler has developed a leadership process called “The Accountability Funnel” based on his experiences as a United States Navy SEAL, FBI Special Agent, and now as Founder of his leadership consulting firm, Leader 193. The elements of his process are tried and true, battle tested, and applicable to all aspects of our lives, both personally and professionally. While the process itself is tried and true, how it is applied will vary from person to person, organization to organization. As such, there is an art to implementing Errol's leadership process. What's more, Errol's leadership process follows closely with how the brain rewires itself when we are looking to make positive changes in our lives. Welcome to the PROCESS, ART, and SCIENCE of leadership.
Errol introduces his leadership process “The Accountability Funnel” and will help leaders define what they will hold subordinates and colleagues accountable to, how to manage stress and find calmness amidst the chaos, and that this process is not theory alone, it's backed by science.