Favorite Wooden Maxim
"Failure to change is often just stubbornness that comes from an unwillingness to be open to listen and learn, an inability to realize that you're not always right or perfect. There cannot be progress without change, and we must realize that all change is NOT progress."
An agile leader, team player, and coach who uses strategic thinking, communication and presentation skills, to innovatively solve complex problems that enable the achievement of extraordinary results and competitive advantage.
Areas of Expertise
As a Coach
Brian uses his 30+ years of business experience to produce extraordinary results by linking team and individual performance to the business strategy. He's worked with large global companies (Pemex, Loblaw, Starbucks), major US firms (Grant Thornton, American Electric Power, University Hospitals, USAA), and firms that were just starting (Ariel Investments). Brian's work with clients has focused on Culture Shaping, Organization/Team/Individual Assessment and Development, Leadership Assessment and Development, Inclusion & Diversity, Benchmarking, Balanced Scorecards, HR Measurement Systems, Change Leadership, HR Strategy and Executive Coaching.
Brian brings a unique career experience to every engagement. He has served as a senior executive (2 times a CHRO and a Director Organization and Leadership Development), business advisory (DDI, the Hackett Group, Senn Delaney/Heidrick & Struggles), and an entrepreneur, having started 3 businesses.
Brian has devoted his life to helping people achieve success. He has taught Junior Achievement courses at the high school level, Human Resources at the University level, and executives in the corporate world. He has undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Business Education from Illinois State University, an MBA from Roosevelt University, and a coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation. After golf or hiking, his pursuit is traveling the world for fine wines, at a great price, that he enjoys while listening to music at his home in Nashville, TN.