THE HISTORY AND STORY OF VISIONBOUND INTERNATIONAL
VisionBound International was founded in 1996 by Kevin R. Miller the year he retired as an active-duty Army officer. During his service he saw firsthand the power of leadership as “the greatest force multiplier on the battlefield.” He brought his own unique brand of leadership development into the Army while founding the ROTC program at Southern Utah University and as a faculty member at the Army’s graduate school, the Command and General Staff College. His friend and mentor, Dr. Stephen R. Covey, helped Kevin forge his life’s purpose, including this company. Kevin refined his ideas, models and concepts while serving as the Professional Development Manager at Brigham Young University. He left the university in 2002 to pursue the building of VBI. He also joined FranklinCovey Company as a senior consultant and has worked world-wide with many government clients.
Kevin’s vision for VBI has varied little through the years: to bring a complete competency based and assessment-based system for unleashing the power of leadership in small to middle sized organizations. Also, to help them build loyal, not merely satisfied, customers. These are the two “main prongs” of VBI. VBI has brought into one home dozens of modules that teach practical leadership and customer loyalty skills. By using various assessment techniques/surveys, VBI custom builds these courses and modules into a customized solution for each client. VBI is committed to helping clients succeed through applying these skills.
VBI is concentrating its efforts in several vertical markets: public and higher education, healthcare, technology companies, Human Resource Managers, women’s leadership, financial institutions, and small to medium companies.
VBI has created a unique cruise-based leadership experience, VisionBound at Sea, offering powerful leadership experiences to groups aboard world-class cruise ships. It also offers access to high-adventure programs in unique locations such as Africa, Peru and Asia.
VBI has added an executive coaching program to help individual leaders create their own Individual Leadership Development Plans, based on a powerful Strength-based Leader 360 Profile and workbook.
VBI is rapidly extending its reach and its content as it is joined by a number of skilled contributors and consultants, each of whom adds their own skills and intellectual property to the VBI mix.