Alex Havard was born in Paris, and is a graduate of one of France’s leading law schools. He worked as a barrister in Europe for many years before discovering his mission to ignite hearts for greatness and work to inspire men and women to raise up a new generation of Virtuous Leaders. Mr. Havard has been invited to many international forums to defend the dignity of the human person. In 2004, Alexandre Havard founded the European Center for Leadership Development (ECLD), and in 2007, he founded the Havard Virtuous Leadership Institute (HVLI). In 2010 he co-founded the Virtuous Leadership Institute in North America.

He oversees the international network of Virtuous Leadership Institutes around the world, and offers Virtuous Leadership seminars and courses in English, Russian, French and Spanish to business executives, educators, public officials, and students. His books Virtuous LeadershipAn Agenda for Personal Excellence and Created for Greatness: The Power of Magnanimity have been translated into 20 languages.






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Cameron Thompson is the President of the Virtuous Leadership Institute, and delivers Virtuous Leadership® seminars, workshops, and keynote talks to a variety of audiences across North America.Trained as an anthropologist and organizational psychologist, Mr. Thompson worked in the education sector for 10 years, during which time he served as Dean of Students and as organizational development consultant, as well as in curriculum design and teaching at both the high school and university levels. Over the last decade, Mr. Thompson has worked with individuals and organizations to develop innovative approaches to character formation and leadership training, and has assisted in the creation of leadership develop programs in several institutions of higher education. 

Mr. Thompson is close to completing a Doctorate in Human & Organizational Psychology, and has his Master’s in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas. In 2010 he began the development of the first comprehensive and systematic approach to Human Formation in seminaries, and speaks regularly on topics of character development and Virtuous Leadership. Cameron Thompson is the author of the Handbook of Human Formation: A Resource for the Cultivation of Character, and co-author of the Daily Structured Journal: A 30 Day Journey to a Better You.




Lee Thomas is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Virtuous Leadership Institute. Mr. Thomas has been in business and the healthcare industry for 30 years, and was co-founder and President of two medical service companies. Currently, Mr. Thomas leads a sales and strategic marketing agency, he founded in 2009, serving the medical device industry. Mr. Thomas is a part-time Affiliate Instructor at Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business and Management.


  • Alexandre Havard (Founder of the Virtuous Leadership System)

  • Lee Thomas (Co-Founder of VLI) 
  • Phil Brach
  • Anthony Salvia
  • Cameron Thompson