Magazine article Talent Development

Alex Tremble

Magazine article Talent Development

Alex Tremble

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What excites you about the talent development profession?

I am a problem solver and I enjoy being in situations where I can influence the outcomes of any given situation. The country, and especially the federal government, may experience a massive leadership drain in the coming years if there is not a conscious effort to develop the leadership skills of younger employees.

Baby Boomers are getting ready to exit the full-time workforce and, due to the small number of Gen Xers in the workplace, Millennials will need to assume leadership positions much earlier in their careers. It's up to talent development professionals to ensure that tomorrow's leaders can effectively perform their roles.


TITLE Program Analyst; Founder and CEO

COMPANY U.S. National Park Service; GPS Leadership Solutions

LOCATION Bladensburg, Maryland

EDUCATION Master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology, University of Baltimore; bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology, William Penn University

As the previous program manager for executive education in the U.S. Department of the Interior, Tremble witnessed firsthand the positive impact of talent development. In 2013 he founded GPS Leadership Solutions, an organization dedicated to developing leadership skills in young professionals.

Tremble also works as a program analyst within the Youth Programs Division of the National Park Service. He says he wants to eventually join the Senior Executive Service, an elite group of executives and leaders in federal government, so that he can be in a position to make talent development a greater priority for federal agencies.


At only 24 years old, I was tasked with creating and managing the executive leadership development program for an entire federal agency. At 26, I was managing three interagency leadership development forums located in two states.

But of the many opportunities I've had in my career thus far, I would say my biggest achievement is publishing my Amazon bestselling e-book, The GPS Guide to Success. I learned so much about myself and my profession over the two years it took me to complete the book. …

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