Live Virtual Mentoring / Training

During times of crisis and uncertainty, there are leadership best practices that can help guide your team and business through the crisis response period.  CAVU is here to help bring these lessons learned to you virtually.  We can connect a mentor/facilitator to your leadership team who can offer an experienced perspective in crisis management from their senior military leadership background.

The Challenge

  • Creating a company communication chain for critical public health information
  • Maintaining trust while planning a path for company survival
  • Building trust during a time of economic uncertainty
  • Easing the fears of a workforce that is worried about their family’s health and financial security
  • Focusing a workforce during times of maximum distraction
  • Providing positive and effective guidance for working remotely
  • Providing front line supervisors with the guidance and training needed to lead a workforce under social distancing
  • Capitalizing on this period of inactivity to train and prepare our workforce to be ready when the market recovers

Solution 1 – Live Virtual Leader Mentoring (LVLM):  One-on-One

  • One-on-one Live Chat with a CAVU mentor to identify near-term challenges and goals
  • Craft individual leadership action plans to define “What to do differently tomorrow”
  • Follow up and feedback on the lessons learned during implementation of the leadership action plans.

Solution 2 – Live Virtual Team Roundtables (LVTR): Groups of 5-10

  • CAVU facilitated discussions to identify specific organizational COVID-19 challenges and goals
  • CAVU participation in team roundtables providing “Senior Mentor” perspective on crisis management best practices and lessons learned
  • Strategic plan development to deliberately address the organizational challenges and goals

Solution 3 – Live Virtual Team Training (LVTT): Groups of 10-15

  • Leadership best practices applicable during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How to effectively manage a team remotely in a social distancing environment
  • “Case Study” scenario training and post mishap lessons learned

CAVU Mentors and Coaches

Our coaches are proven leaders with decades of military experience leading men and women in nearly every kind of environment.  We can help you with planning and implementing your response efforts during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Dell Bull retired from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral following a long and distinguished career with wide-ranging leadership and combat experience. As an Air Wing Commander, he led two overseas, combat deployments during periods of fiscal/resource constraint with zero aircraft mishaps or personnel fatalities. He also directed the DoD’s Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization providing technical, flexible ideas and capabilities to rapidly respond to current and future battlefield problems.



Pat Brennan is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain who served as the Chief of Response Operations, Eighth Coast Guard District, New Orleans, Louisiana leading the command center, for search and rescue, law enforcement, intelligence and pollution response operations across the Coast Guard’s largest District while Co-Chairing the Region VI Regional Response Team with environmental protection.  Additionally, he served as the Sector Commander, Captain of the Port, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Federal On-Scene Coordinator and Search & Rescue Mission Coordinator in performance of all Coast Guard missions including life-or-death operations, coordination of U.S. maritime safety and security on Canadian border, and maritime pollution response in the eastern Michigan/western Ohio region.

Dave Burnham retired as a U.S. Navy Commander who served 3 years as Officer in Charge, Joint Staff Consequence Management training team for Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear terrorist attacks.  He also served as a Unit Commander in the U.S. Navy’s humanitarian relief response to the 2004 tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. A decorated combat fighter pilot, he went on to serve as Executive Officer of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, with the health and welfare of over 5000 crew members under his direct responsibility.


John Dixon a retired Navy captain, served as Chief of Staff for Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa coordinating humanitarian, crisis response and combat operations throughout a two-million square-mile operations area. As Second in Command of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, he managed 18 departments operating a floating city with eight nuclear reactors, an airport with full servicing/repair facilities, fire & police departments, hospital, dental facilities, laundry services, restaurants, warehousing, waste disposal, electrical distribution, communications systems, television network, IT infrastructure, sewage and water treatment.


Wes Spence is a retired Navy SEAL officer with years of combat experience leading diverse groups and solving complex challenges worldwide.   Serving as the Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer for Combined Forces Special Operations Component Command Afghanistan, he oversaw operations, training, logistics, and manpower management for over 5000 U.S. Special Operations Forces, 1500 Coalition Special Operations Forces, and 20,000 Afghan Military Personnel across the globe.


Joseph Powers is a former Command and Force Master Chief with decades of experience in handling emergency and crisis situations – large and small.  Serving as the senior advisor to the 6th Fleet Commander, he orchestrated and synchronized the entire U.S. Navy’s force protection actions across the Mediterranean area of responsibility during a period of intense terrorist threat levels.



Dan Chang is a retired Vice President of Programs at Northrop Grumman and Naval Surface Warfare Officer with over 35 years of experience in challenging leadership positions including command of a U.S. Navy warship. He was the program manager for a Multi-Billion Dollar international program, responsible for all facets of the program.  This included Program execution and reporting, achieving schedule and financial goals, Engineering performance and supply chain management.


Farris Foresman is a retired U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operator and Force Master Chief to the Commander of United States Navy Expeditionary Combat Command. Responsible for providing realistic solutions and relevant information on organization, training, equipment, and manpower issues for a global force of over 40,000 personnel operating in high risk/crisis operations.  He also served five years as Trainer/Team Lead for the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service Counterterrorism Training Team for Explosive Incident Countermeasures courses.

To set up your free Live Virtual Meeting, please contact:

Dell Bull, Vice President, CAVU International

Mobile: +1 (281) 661-3416