You are more Future- Ready than you think.

Hi, I'm Gregg

My career working with people, began when I was 10 years old. I sat my friends down at a chalkboard to teach them math. NOT one of my strongest subjects. Throughout my teens I taught canoeing and crafts at summer camp. I did much better there.

Surviving all that, over 30 years ago, I was part of the ground breaking team that opened the first wave of Starbucks stores in Canada. 

To further sharpen my skills and understand how people tick, I worked with prisoners in maximum security federal penitentiaries and pioneered numerous social change and health programs in the community. I was always looking for that one new thing that  would make a difference in the world. This world view has grounded and informed my research, consulting, teaching and speaking since then. 

A unique point of view.The ability to connect with people from every walk of life.

I then jumped into leading complex change initiatives and talent development programs in the corporate sector. Improving how leaders and teams work together during change, has been at the core of my work for the last 20 years. As work is where we spend most of our time!

In addition to consulting and coaching, I am lucky enough to engage audiences all over the planet to build courage to dive into the never-ending waves of change. And don't they just keep coming!  These audiences include Fortune 500 companies, governments, associations, through to international humanitarian organization. Many of the organizations  I work with are tackling some of the biggest issues on our  planet today:  housing, health, education and energy.

Here's the fancy stuff: 

My most recent book, Spark Action, How to Lead Change That Matters went to #1 on Amazon in October 2023 then was recommended as one of the top business books to read in 2024 by Thinkers360.

My ideas on change leadership and the future of work are in Forbes, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, and Entrepreneur, amongst others.

I holds a Master`s of Social Science Degree from the University of Leicester in the UK, with a focus on organizational psychology, leadership and performance and am Associate Member of the American Psychological Association. I also have my PMP (project management professional) designation - so people know I've practiced what I speak on! 

 

Thanks for taking the time to learn about me and my passion for helping leaders, teams and individual contributors dive into the never-ending waves of change. If you like what you've read. Reach out! 

Today, Gregg is an internationally recognized advisor, thought leader and top-rated speaker on leading change and the future of work.

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Welcome! Thanks for visiting.

“Change” can be a challenging concept to grasp, especially while we are in the midst of change in our personal or professional lives.

Change is happening constantly and it can be hard to keep up. When change comes along, it requires that we too change. And this can be hard when we disagree, when we are overwhelmed, or when we are feeling like we don’t have the bandwidth for more change in our lives. It leads us to ask the question, 

“How can we rise to the challenge of what’s being asked of us?”  

The answer? Shift our thoughts and behaviours to align with new vision of who we want and need to be! 

I’m not talking about ‘rah-rah’ platitudes that are ineffective and keep us stuck. I’m talking about real knowledge, skills and tools grounded in science.

Workplace change requires us to be real with ourselves and with others. That’s why I make it a point to share funny and inspiring real-world stories that will help you open your mind and your heart. 

Let’s harness the magic of change, together.

-Gregg

Everyone has the ability to shift people’s mindset during change.

My work helps people influence, lead, and navigate change strategically and decisively. During these times, leaders and teams have told me they use this work in their professional capacity and in their personal lives as well. There is an overlap more than ever.

I use a lens of organizational psychology, behavioral science, change management, and talent development so you can create the “right” practices for you and your team.

Everything I discuss I’ve used with colleagues, co-workers, and clients. I share the ones that work – and the ones that bomb.

This personal knowledge and skill development, I believe over-rides all the plans, budgets, and frameworks. It's our day to day interaction with others that will make or break our careers and the success of our organizations as we shape the future of work.

How I work:

I prefer to work closely with you to tailor the engagement to your audience and environment. (No, I won’t eat up all your time. I’m quite low maintenance.) If you’re looking for someone to parachute in, without consultation with you, I’m not that person!

In my career, I’ve found the best speaking engagements with the most takeaways come when we work together to determine what would be the best approach that will work with your audience. One size does not fit all.

Energy and engagement:

Past clients and audience members say that I bring high energy, relatability, interaction, and actionable strategies and tips to all my engagements. (Oh, and a dose of fun!) You can see these comments on my the Speaking page and some below!

Reach out! Let’s create a great event for your team, together.

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Testimonials

" Gregg brings great energy and knowledge to the stage. I’ve booked Gregg for numerous keynotes over the years because of his ability to engage the audience with relevant humour, useful stories and most importantly, practical takeaways. "

Amy Ruddell, VP, Conferences

Macgregor Communications
" Gregg’s keynote at our recent company event was fantastic. It was informative, eye-opening and utterly entertaining. We definitely recommend Gregg. "

Judy Harkai, Managing Director

CAPREIT Investment Trust
" Our conference guests were engaged from the moment Gregg took the stage with his combination of knowledge, meaningful real-life experiences and fun audience participation. Gregg’s high energy presentation and thought provoking message were perfect. "

Thomas Ticknor, COO

QAI Global Institute
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Learn What Works

Your team will break out of status quo change management thinking and discover people-centric approaches that actually work.

All of us are required to execute change

( regardless of our job titles! )

My Short Bio:

An internationally recognized thought leader on change, in his early career, Gregg was part of the ground breaking team that opened the first wave of Starbucks in Canada.  To deepen his skills, he then pioneered numerous social change programs, and for the last 20 years has worked in the fields of leadership and organizational change. 

In Gregg's keynotes, he shares ideas that inspire us to action, and when combined with great stories, create a transformational experience versus simply an informational one. Gregg’s tailored keynotes will help your team feel passionate about increasing their impact, creating positive change and most importantly, thrive in the future of work.

See My Keynotes

Gregg has been featured in national & international media including:

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Gregg's books show that it’s the simple techniques that create the biggest waves of change.

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The Top 10 Change Hacks

Over the last 30 years of working with diverse groups of people in many different environments, I’ve discovered that there is one thing we have in common in order to thrive: the power to break through limitations and create positive change in our world.

As Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi poet and mystic put it, "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.” This involves suspending judgment about what you feel is right or wrong about the change and developing a strategy to bring skeptical team members on board.

I hope you enjoy the conversational style of this book, gain some new insights and refresh your memory of material you may already know.

Ready...Set...Change AGAIN!

While change is a big topic, with many models, theories, processes and steps, I felt a need to have a quick and handy reference book that comes from the over 25 years of experience I have in working with people from diverse backgrounds.

Regardless of the type of audience I’ve spoken to, they needed to know how to plan for change, to improve how they handle all the changes thrown at them, how to help the people around them adapt to change – while at the same time, continuing to do all the regular work in our lives!

I hope you find it useful!

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