21st Century Learning and Consulting offers Expert Training and Consulting with some of the World's Top Executives by our Experienced Retired FBI Agent.

Michael "Bret" Hood, CFE, MBA

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Michael "Bret" Hood is a financial crime, ethics, money laundering, and leadership expert with 25 years of experience in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. During his career, Bret has worked on some of the most infamous cases in American history, including 9/11, the Oklahoma City Bombing, and the multi-billion dollar HealthSouth fraud case. Because of his experience, Bret was chosen to be an adviser when the FBI created their executive leadership development programs and was selected to be a leadership instructor at the FBI's National Academy, a 10-week college program for law enforcement executives around the world.


Leadership Development

Would you and your company benefit from leveraging the latest scientific research on leadership while also learning FBI techniques on developing relationships?

Anti-Corruption & Anti-Bribery

Are you sure your internal control structure is going to keep you out of jail or help you avoid significant civil penalties?


With a little counseling, the small business owner was able to create some segregation between duties and protect his business from fraud.

Expert Witness Services

Michael “Bret” Hood has over 25 years experience working financial crimes as a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent.

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Leadership Lessons & More

Get Off Your Horse!

Fifty-Two Succinct Leadership Lessons from U.S. Presidents is designed to enhance and develop your leadership skills by interweaving the latest scientific research with historical stories of U.S. presidents.
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Eat More Ice Cream!

Eat More Ice Cream! challenges you like no other leadership book. Interweaving scientific findings, business case studies, law enforcement experiences, and historical leadership examples into short, succinct practical stories.
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Giving a Keynote Speech about Money Laundering

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