Cmdr. Mike Wagner

Consulting Partner


Mike Wagner joined the Boulder County (Colo.) Sheriff’s Office in 1997, becoming a sworn deputy in January 2000.  Mike served as a commander in the Operations Division, where he had command authority over the Court Security Unit, Civil Unit, Public Information Unit, in addition to serving as the agency’s Public Information Officer (PIO). Mike previously held assignments in administration, investigations, civil, training, and patrol.

Mike regularly teaches and consults throughout the country on topics that include leadership, ethics, train-the-trainer, decision-making, communication, use of force, training unit management and program development, and field training programs, among others. Mike has worked with Strata Leadership, and its predecessor organization, since 2004, and has served as a consulting partner since 2011.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma, and is currently completing a Master of Science degree in organizational leadership from the University of Colorado Boulder.  Mike was born and raised in Boulder County, Colorado, where he still resides with his wife and their children.

Connect with Mike Wagner on LinkedIn.

Many organizations don’t have the tools and resources to grow their people. This is stressful and frustrating when you know investing in your teams is beneficial. Regardless of the size of your company, you deserve to be able to offer the highest quality leadership development available. 

At Strata Leadership, we care about your success as much as you do and want to partner with you to build up the leaders within your organization.


First, let’s talk. We want to learn more about you, your company, and your vision for the future.

Next, we’ll create a plan specifically designed for the needs of your team.

Finally, you can enjoy a thriving workplace that comes from effective leadership.