Born in Western Kentucky, Eddie Mac grew up in a low income and mixed-race neighborhood. He has often said that he would not trade it for any other experience.
Eddie Mac was first exposed to Leadership while playing high school football. He witnessed fellow players and coaches lead their team to a State Championship title. As an athlete, he was held to a higher standard on and off the field. Along with this Integrity, Eddie Mac learned about Communication, Respect, and Camaraderie. As he saw the athlete brotherhood develop, strengthen, and ultimately become a team of champions, Eddie Mac knew the impact would be with him for the rest of his life.
After high school, Eddie Mac attended college before entering a career in law enforcement. During his 20 years of service, Eddie Mac earned the rank of Administrative Captain and completed several hundred hours of advanced Leadership and executive development training. He was a S.W.A.T. Commander, Shift Commander, and Administrator of other specialty units. These included Bomb Squad, D.A.R.E., and Field Training.
As his law enforcement career ended, Eddie Mac felt his Leadership knowledge had culminated to the point that he could help others with their Leadership journey. After several more years of research and education, Eddie Mac decided it was time to develop a Leadership model that is simple and powerful. With his focus on new leaders, and the goal of being easy to understand and repeatedly used, Relationship Leadership was born.
"Leadership is always a matter of Relationships"
- Eddie Mac
"Leadership is always a matter of Relationships."28 December 2021