Turning Point Crisis Management – USA (TPCM-USA) evolved from our leadership Team’s experience responding to crises, including our country’s most dramatic and devastating events, and our passion to help organizations and government agencies plan and manage disasters and emergencies. We couple our deep domain experience and expertise with processes and tools to offer exceptional crisis leadership & management solutions to create and ensure sustained business value.


We prepare organizations to manage crises by performing assessments to identify and define risks and threats; developing plans to address potential threats and vulnerabilities; leading customized training activities and simulations to ensure optimal response and minimal disruptions or damage; and coaching logistic and communications leaders to manage teams.


To provide organizational leadership and crisis management solutions that produce Value while preserving Value for our Clients worldwide.


Our founding team brings remarkable crisis leadership based on their experience leading teams in the most demanding environments in the world.
Robert J. Darling

Robert J. Darling


Robert “Bob” Darling is founder and CEO of TPCM-USA. In this role, he serves as the senior company officer and leads corporative initiatives. Prior to starting the company, Bob led missions flying attack helicopters in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Somalia Africa and subsequently served as a presidential helicopter pilot supporting President Bill Clinton, and as an Airlift Operations officer for the White House Military Office (WHMO) under President George W. Bush. Bob translates his extensive crisis leadership experience into valuable lessons and tools delivered directly to corporate CEOs, their senior management teams, and other senior executives within the U.S. Government. Bob is the author of 24 Hours Inside the President’s Bunker, a graduate of Harvard University’s seminar on Crisis Leadership, and an internationally sought-after public speaker on Crisis Management and Leadership.

Stephen Young

Stephen Young


Stephen Young is the founder of Turning Point Crisis Management (TPCM) in Australia and the Vice President of TPCM-USA. He is considered one of Australia’s leading crisis management practitioners with more than 35 year’s of international and domestic experience in crisis, fire, emergency, and incident management. Stephen was awarded an Overseas Humanitarian Medal for his services to the Iraqi Civil Defense Directorate, where he led the multi-national reconstruction of Iraq’s Civil Defense Directorate. Stephen also led the response and recovery to some of Australia’s largest natural disasters, including the devastating Tropical Cyclone Larry where he received a special commendation from the Australian Prime Minister. Stephen is a graduate of Harvard University’s seminar on Crisis Leadership, and an internationally recognized subject matter expert on Crisis Management and Leadership.


Learn from the people who have direct, relevant Crisis Leadership experience in the most demanding environments in the world. Our model is rooted in history, enhanced by experience, accelerated by innovation, and distinguished by intentional customer focus.

Rooted in History

Hippocrates (circa 460 BC) revolutionized medicine and became known as the Father of Modern Medicine. He famously stated, “First, do no harm” and “Diagnose before you prescribe.” These statements sum up our approach to business clients. Before we pitch “solutions,” we ask important questions about your business, your people, and your goals. We then perform a tool-assisted Rapid Organizational Diagnosis to present high value-added options for consideration. Together, we develop the optimal solution for each company’s agility and stability.

Accelerated by Innovation

While our philosophical principles may come from historical greats in business and science, our approach for services including consulting, coaching, and training, is technology-enabled. This approach ensures customer alignment and enables rapid results and Value creation. Based on modern Management Practices like Lean and Agile, our mature processes and tools help to: minimize client disruption; expedite solution delivery; and reduce costs. See the TPCM-USA/Library for information on our in-house tools and templates available to interested parties at no cost.

Enhanced by Experience

Our Engagement Teams are staffed by Risk and Crisis and related Subject Matter Experts with real-world, relevant experience. These are people who have earned their stripes in some of the most demanding and dangerous environments. This experience is infused into our services, coaching, and training in order to reduce your exposure to risk and crisis. We blend our experience, passion, and enthusiasm with “Best Practices” from leading think-tanks, universities, and associations to provide a powerful, eclectic approach, which adds value for our clients at each and every stage of each engagement.

Distinguished by Intentional Customer Focus

We seek to add business value at every step of the process – from Sales to Solution Delivery – as we work with clients to co-create Value and business results that exceed expectations. We believe that you get what you measure so TPCM-USA develops innovative ways to measure the success of our services and training. We ensure each customer can qualitatively and quantitatively compute that Value received from all our interactions.