WILLIAM POETT, PKE MBA President and Co-Founder William Poett brings 30 years of experience as a human performance expert specializing in energetic, and emotional intelligence as well as peak performance training. William is a nationally acclaimed corporate facilitator, author, radio personality, and educator. A President and Key Executives MBA graduate at Pepperdine University, William began his career as a close quarter combat instructor with a specialty in knife fighting. Having worked with and trained members of the world’s most elite military, law enforcement, corporate and athletic teams, William’s core competency is preparing leaders, teams, and organizations to win in any environment. As a knife fighting specialist, he lives by the “truth of the blade”, meaning theory is valueless in life and death situations and he values the pursuit of that which is truly important. He has 11 black belt degrees, became a pilot, a licensed skydiver, a survival specialist, and an ultralight backpacker (for those interested... his “any weather kit” weighs a total of 8 pounds). He thrives in extreme environments, testing his skills, and he knows that what he teaches works. After spending the first half of his life as a warrior, he is now challenging himself by learning to dance, cook, play guitar, and speak French.