Brian and Gerry are GrowthWorks Inc. They are co-authors of Leading Innovation – Creating Workplaces Where People Excel So Organizations Thrive – a how-to book for leaders who believe the best way to succeed is to find ways to fully engage the people they lead.
They bring a unique mix of experience and approach to their work. They facilitate, train and consult based on the conviction people – most people, at least – come to their jobs with good intentions and a wealth of wisdom, creativity, and passion that's just waiting to be tapped.
Brian’s background is in journalism. He has worked for newspapers, magazines, in corporate communications, and for one of the leading U.S. publishers in the training, human resources and management areas. He also co-authored Time Out for Leaders: Daily inspiration for Maximum Impact and was the lead writer on the books Versatile Selling: Adapting Your Style So Customers Say ‘Yes,” and The Social Styles Handbook: Find Your Comfort Zone and Make People Feel Comfortable with You..
Gerry’s background is in aeronautics – and medicine. He earned an aeronautical degree and a commercial pilot’s license from the University of North Dakota. Then he earned his second degree – his Doctorate of Medicine – at the University of Texas in San Antonio. Before GrowthWorks, he spent five years at the Calhoun Beach Club, where he first ran the health fitness center and later was the General Manager for the entire facility, leading a team or more than 200 employees..
They have worked throughout the U.S. and internationally, with organizations such as ADC, Ameriprise, SuperValu, Coca Cola, US Bank, Medtronic, Aon Affinity, the Universities of Minnesota, Kentucky and Wisconsin, Mayo Clinic, RBC Dain, Sons of Norway, Givens Foundation for African American Literature, Meeting Professionals International, YMCA of the USA, Seward Co-op, Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau, BI Worldwide, National Cooperative Grocers Association, and many others…
Brian and Gerry have an interactive, high-energy approach that involves and engages people strategically, intellectually, creatively... and is fun