Resilience and leadership training

Grounded in our motto of "Dignity, Grace, and Honor," we provide award winning experiential and research-based management solutions and motivational speaking to develop individual and organizational resilience. We also specialize in helping you build your organizational strategy and culture to maximize that talents of your team members, especially veterans - particularly combat wounded warriors - in the workplace.

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What Is Resilience?

Individual and organizational Resilience

Resilience – the ability of a going concern to survive catastrophic events – requires advance planning and building a repository of goodwill you can tap into when disaster strikes. The most successful organizations and leaders know that the end of a disastrous event is only the beginning of the challenge.
Using our groundbreaking “5C Framework©” of resilience, we can help you build an affordable, viable, and research-based individual and organizational resilience plan custom-tailored to your needs. The 5Cs stand for community, connection, commitment, culture, and courage; the five elements needed to build effective and sustainable resilience.
What We Do

Our Services

We provide you with affordable, viable, and experiential and research-based expertise that is custom-tailored to suit your needs. We focus on your needs and helping you reach your goals by providing you with life-changing motivational speaking, partnering with you to create an effective organizational strategy and culture, through helping you maximize the talents of your team in your workforce, or providing you with community and organizational resilience plans to complement your disaster planning efforts. Purple Heart Consulting is focused on giving you award-winning personalized products and services to help you achieve your goals.

& Community Resilience

Planning and building your organization's success through our 5C Framework©.

and Prevention

Strengthen your team through Dr. Andrew's real, raw, and personal story that has inspired and changed thousands of lives nationwide.


Leveraging your organization's culture to set and achieve your goals.


Empower you and your team by hearing Dr. Andrews' powerful, changed-life story.

Maximizing Veterans in the Workplace

Discover and promote the often hidden talents within your team's military veterans.

How We Do It

All of our services start with dialogue to get to know you and better understand your needs and goals. We believe that developing resilience, building a positive workplace culture, and delivering life-changing motivational speaking all starts with the power of personal connections. We know that your time and resources are precious, so our approach is to deliver products and services that you can put to use immediately and easily sustain for years to come. Together, we can build winning teams and develop lasting solutions with dignity, grace, and honor.
The PHC Difference

Why Choose Purple Heart Consulting

With so many management consulting firms out there, why should you consider Purple Heart Consulting?
Purple Heart Consulting brings you resilience and management expertise based on the exceptionally rare blend of cutting edge academic research, proven professional leadership practice, and the lived experience of a Purple Heart recipient. We have the ability to reach and resonate with audiences that no one else can connect with because we have not only done the research and led large organizations, we have walked the warrior’s path of recovering from life-or-death combat trauma.
Come see why so many government, community, and industry leaders rely on us. We are honored to serve and proud to be a service-disabled veteran-owned small business. Let’s partner together to help you achieve your goals!
The PHC Story

About Us

Combat trauma – the wounds of war – is a defining moment like no other, often serving as the single-most powerful trial in the warrior’s life. We call these moments “crucibles,” and we call those combat wounded survivors who emerge as better, stronger, more resilient and compelling leaders after their injuries “crucible leaders.” Crucible leaders arise from their injuries with a newfound perspective on life and leadership, and are able to use the power of their story and resilience to develop winning, cohesive teams that lead their industry.
The story of Purple Heart Consulting begins in the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, where Dr. David Andrews served as a special operations medical officer and combat advisor before being badly wounded-in-action on his fourth combat deployment. As for many other WWs, the medical evacuation (medevac) flight for David was one of the longest, loneliest moments in his life – a journey filled with anxiety over the extent of his injuries and, worse, unanswerable questions about how he would provide for his single-income family of six. The medevac flight started a long and difficult road to recovery and self-discovery of life after injury; life with permanent disability that meant he could no longer serve on active duty. Yet, disability does not mean inability, and David – with the help of his wife, children, and amazing friends and supporters – began to rebuild his life: “relearning how to learn” and redeveloping a sense of hope and purpose. Hired as an Intelligence Officer for a national intelligence agency, David began noticing that his perspective on life and leadership had fundamentally altered due to his injuries. There was a new sense of fostering camaraderie and shared purpose; a newfound ability to articulate a shared vision for team success that galvanized the people around him. Make no mistake: this was not others being nice out of sympathy or acknowledgement of David’s sacrifices. This was something different where David’s ability to share his personal narrative of resilience and perseverance through injury imbued others with a sense that they too could overcome personal and professional challenges. David’s newfound leadership ability was so profound, so moving and effective, that within four years of his new career, David was named as the 2015 Secretary of Defense’s Outstanding Civilian Employee with a Disability. Why? How?
The epiphany moment came during David’s Doctorate in Management studies when he began to explore the effects of combat trauma from a leadership development standpoint. Diving into the existing research revealed a large gap of understanding, particularly as the vast majority of scholars studying the issue lacked the lived experience to understand the life-altering nature of combat trauma or to gain the full trust and openness of the WWs they were interviewing. As a combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient, David had both the first-hand experience of combat trauma and the credentials that allowed other WWs to share experiences that would not tell to an outsider. The result was ground-breaking research into the “Crucibles of Leadership for Wounded Warriors” – how combat trauma affects WWs’ perspectives of life and leadership. For the first time, academic research could explain the phenomenon of why and how combat trauma serves as a catalyst for WWs’ leadership development. For the first time, scholars could share with employers the specific leadership competencies that WWs bring to the workplace. Now organizations can glean the research-based best practices that will help them prepare their organizations and staff to emerge from catastrophic events as a stronger, more resilient group.And so was born Purple Heart Consulting, LLC.
Grounded in our motto of “Dignity, Grace, and Honor,” we provide award winning experiential and research-based management solutions to develop organizational resilience and maximize the talent of veterans – particularly Wounded Warriors – in the workplace.
Founder & President

Meet Dr. David R. Andrews

David’s military career spanned over 21 years of active duty, including the Navy, Marine Corps (as a Navy Corpsman), and Air Force. David deployed to combat four times – including three deployments with joint special operations – before being badly wounded-in-action while serving as a combat advisor in Afghanistan. In 2011, David was hired as an Intelligence Officer by a national intelligence agency, where he served in multiple sensitive positions at the Joint Staff (Pentagon) and Combatant Command levels.
Dr. Andrews’ academic work includes serving as an adjunct faculty for a national intelligence agency, teaching organizational leadership and strategy to senior intelligence officers. David has a Doctorate in Management (DM), with his dissertation being a qualitative study on the Crucibles of Leadership for WWs: How combat trauma serves as a transformative event in Wounded Warriors’ leadership development. Dr. Andrews is a frequent guest speaker on organizational resilience and Wounded Warrior issues.
David received several post-military awards, including the 2015 Secretary of Defense’s Outstanding Department of Defense Civilian Employee with a Disability Award; the most prestigious award conferred upon disabled employees in the Department of Defense. Dr. Andrews has received personal award coins from the President of the United States, Secretaries of Defense and Veterans Affairs, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (twice), and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Dr. Andrews and his family were special guests to meet the President of the United States, where the President noted that it was a personal honor for him to meet David and his family.

Very low key and humble about his service to the United States, Dr. Andrews credits his successful recovery to his wife, their four children, and an amazing group of friends and supporters who push him every day to get better and adjust to life with injuries. 

A tireless advocate for Wounded Warriors, David has met with and briefed senior leaders including two US Presidents, several Cabinet-level officials, members of Congress, and senior military officials. A recognized leader among combat wounded veterans, Dr. Andrews was elected as Commander for Colorado’s largest chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH). Dr. Andrews has served as President and spokesman for the Remount Foundation, an equine-assisted learning program focused on bringing hope and healing to US service members, veterans, and first responders afflicted by PTS or TBI. David’s military awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal and other awards and accolades consistent with combat veterans fortunate enough to return home.

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Accredited Government Contractor

Purple Heart Consulting, LLC, is honored to partner with government organizations to deliver premier services to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial organizations.
We are a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and eligible for Section 8(a) sole source contracts.
Our business information:
DUNS Number:084648355
CAGE Code:8B0M4
Department of Veterans Affairs Verfifcation Number:345439
NAICS Codes:541611, 541612, 541910, 561312, 611430, 611710, 624190, 624310
PSC Codes:R406, R408, R423, R499, U001, U004, U008, U099