David cross


A transformational journey at

Valley Forge


David Cross and members of the Indispensable Faculty would love to come to your business, school, or club and offer our full-day program on success and leadership that will drastically transform the lives of attendees by demonstrating in a hands-on and entertaining manner just how you can use the lessons of George Washington (and others) to drastically improve your personal and business lives today. We will address:

  • Finding Your Calling
  • Enhancing Intimate Relationships
  • Learning From Your Mistakes
  • Physical Fitness
  • Allocating Your Time
  • Planning And Preparing For Your Future (Valley Forge)
  • Determining When And How To Take Risks
  • Turning Things Around! (Crossing the Delaware)
  • Creating A Personal Mission Statement For Yourself, Your Household, Or Your Business

Success leaves clues. George Washington left a road map. Don’t miss this opportunity to drastically improve the lives of your employees, students, or club members.

Valley Forge Saminar

Saminar at your Business, School or Club

Seminar at your Business, School or Club


David Cross

David Cross is a historical expeditionary, speaker, entrepreneur, and author. He received his BA at Virginia Commonwealth University and his J.D. at Washington & Lee University. He worked as a public defender at the Defender’s Association of Philadelphia for ten years before going into private practice. He served as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University. His writings have appeared in a variety of publications, including The Washington Post, The Boston Phoenix, and The Chestnut Hill Weekly. His trial practice book, How Not to Think Like a Lawyer was a best-seller on Kindle, and he can be seen on C-Span discussing his second book, “Chasing History: One Man’s Roadtrip Through the Presidential Libraries.” His new book, Indispensable: Learning How to Succeed and Lead from George Washington, has been nominated for the national “Non- Fiction Book Award” from the Nonfiction Authors Association. He won the coveted National Association for Continuing Legal Education Award for “Outstanding Program.” Check out his podcasts on Indispensable Leadership and on Chasing American History.

Neil Ronk

As the Primary Historian at Christ Church in Philadelphia, Neil Ronk has spent the last twenty years or so discussing early American History with groups, organizations, and just plain people from every part of the world. He has an astonishing ability to make history come alive to all ages and nationalities and is currently using those skills on behalf of the award-winning Philadelphia walking and driving tour company, Bow Tie Tours. He studied history at Wesleyan University for college and Ohio State for graduate school. He continues to use his tremendous abilities at our seminars to make history come to life in a way that provides practical application.

Michael W. Rhode

Michael Rhode served in the U.S. Navy as Hull Maintenance Technician. After his Honorable Discharge he taught school for the Fleetwood, PA School District, where he also coached the wrestling team. Michael gives tours of Valley Forge and the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia on behalf of both the National Park Service and Bow Tie Tours.

Wilson Dorward

Wilson Dorward served as Captain for the United States Air Force and was staff judge advocate with legal oversight responsibility for Air Force defense contracts with the largest US defense contractors. He received his BS from Lehigh University, his JD from Dickinson School of Law, and his MBA from Wharton. After his time in the Air Force, he spent over thirty years as CFO and in-house counsel for a variety of public, privately held and private equity sponsored companies owning TV, radio, cable TV, outdoor advertising and print media assets. He is an expert on military history of both the American Revolution and the Civil War. He currently offers battlefield tours that are as gripping as they are thorough, and he is uniquely capable of providing real-life lessons from his research that you will find applicable to the business world.

Tania Spensierato

Tania Spensierato is an entrepreneur, relationship coach and the author of two contemporary romance novels. She achieved her BA in Philadelphia University in Fashion merchandising. She lived in Italy for ten years where she taught ESL and translated documents for various businesses. She currently has over fifteen years in sales, both retail and corporate, where she traveled to manage teams throughout the United States. She is currently an Associate Regional Director for RealReal.

Mitchell Kramer

Mitchell Kramer’s talents as an actor and a scholar have given him the well-deserved reputation as the premier Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. As Franklin, he has spoken to dignitaries, sports figures, historians and, of course, wide-eyed children. Beyond his work for his own tour company, Mitchell Kramer Tours, he has worked with Christ Church, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Historic Philadelphia, Inc, and the Library Company founded by Benjamin Franklin. He lectures on a variety of subjects for Road Scholar and other companies. At our seminars he discusses Franklin’s great strengths as a businessman, entrepreneur, and leader, offering concrete examples that are amazingly relevant to the modern world.

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How NOT To Think Like a Lawyer


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Chasing History



Join David for his insights into the success and leadership principles he garners from history. These podcasts often include interviews with some of our greatest historical and self-development experts.

A Conversation with Ty Seidule

David Cross talks to Ty Seidule who is not only a professor emeritus of history at West Point, where he taught for two decades, but a retired Brigadier General. His book is a gripping memoir about his own reckoning with his own past and the past of his region.

General Seidule takes dead aim at both “the lost cause” that was peddled to him and that continues to be peddled, and his own hero, Robert E. Lee, who the author finds guilty of treason.  He is currently he Chamberlain Fellow and Professor of History at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.

A Conversation with David O. Stewart about his New Book, “George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father.”


If success leaves clues, George Washington left a roadmap. Hear this conversation between our Historical Expeditionary (David Cross) and author David O. Stewart about his tremendous new book describing George Washington’s rise to political power.


A Conversation with David O Stewart


Contact David Cross

David knows how that feels, and he spends his time helping people and businesses get out of that state with specific exercises and strategies that have worked for many, including himself. Using a combination of history and cutting-edge science, David can get you or your business moving again.
Contact us to discuss which of the many ways we have to help will work best for you.

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