Eric Kapitulik

Everyone is a Hero When it is Seventy Degrees and Sunny

The Program is a team of former military officers and special operations warriors that provides transformational leadership training and team building to more than one hundred sixty collegiate and professional athletic teams and corporations across North America. All the teams that we work with experience similar leadership, communication, and accountability challenges, despite having drastically diverse battlefields. A talented athletic team will win games, but if they lack leadership (and equally important, “teammateship”), they will never consistently compete for championships. A corporate team may see short-term financial success because it has a product that currently dominates their industry. However, just like how an athletic opponent will figure out how to “shut-down,” a talented player, a corporate competitor will eventually figure out a better product or create a cheaper version of it....
Eric Kapitulik

Eric Kapitulik

Eric Kapitulik was an Infantry Officer and Special Operations Officer with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Marine Division. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 2005 and founded The Program in 2008. Eric has participated in eight Ironman Triathlons, is also an avid mountaineer and has summited five of the Seven Summits (the highest peaks on each of the seven continents). His new book, The Program: Lessons from Elite Military Units for Creating and Sustaining High Performing Leaders and Teams is available via TheProgram.org, Amazon, B & N, and other fine booksellers.