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Reliance Leadership Strategies 

We help executive-level leaders to radically improve their leadership effectiveness through an efficient, high-impact coaching process that gets results. CEOs and other executives work with us to get strategic clarity and implement their plans with confidence. Unlike most consultants, we've been there. Our Lead Consulting Partner, Ken Gonyer, is the former CEO of a national enterprise who also has a great track record of success over 15 years of executive experience in the financial services industry. As a highly trained, fully credentialed and certified executive coach, Ken has the expertise to make sure clients get practical, measurable results through powerful and proven methodologies.


Reliance Leadership Strategies has rich experience in the following domains:

    • Credit Unions
    • Publishing Industry
    • Wholesale and Retail

Ken Gonyer

Ken Gonyer, Lead Consulting Partner for Reliance Leadership Strategies, is a successful former CEO. From 2016 to 2021, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Choice Books, a national wholesale distributor with annual revenues near $60M. He recently spearheaded a national merger and restructuring plan that positioned the company for sustainable growth.

Before that, he served on the Executive Team of Park View Federal Credit Union for 15 years, providing leadership in member services, marketing, retail operations, branch management, and e-services implementation.

Ken has a decade of experience providing independent leadership coaching and strategic planning facilitation services. He is a Certified Executive Coach and is professionally credentialed by the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach.

Ken is the author of two books and has written for Credit Union Magazine, Credit Union Times, CUInsight, and was Contributing Editor for Credit Union Business News. He has been a speaker, trainer, and a panelist for the Virginia Credit Union League and was a keynote speaker at the Credit Union Marketing Council’s East Coast Marketing and Business Development Conference.

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Ken is a strategic thinker who understands the nuances within an organization. His ability to ask questions clarifies direction and cultivates ownership. The skills Ken brings to the table are necessary and vital for the health of any organization.
Rick Martin, PhD, Dean of the College of Education, Calvary Chapel University

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