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Gregg Brown

Change and Future of Work Strategist | Forbes Coaches Council Member

Change and Future of Work Strategist | Forbes Coaches Council Member

Gregg Brown is a sought after change and future of work strategist, author and speaker who advises leaders and teams on how to lead and navigate the future of work, strategically and decisively.

Gregg is on the Forbes Coaching Council and was most recently invited to join Newsweek where he will be writing on Change Trends and The Future of Work.  His ideas have been featured nationally and internationally in Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, and on CTV’s The Social, Global News, amongst others.  He is the author of Ready, Set, Change AGAIN! and the Top 10 Change Hacks.

He has advised and spoken to CEOs & administration professionals, associations, governments, Fortune 500 companies, and leading edge organizations. Gregg’s engaged audiences from the UN, NATO, World Bank, Habitat for Humanity, the CDC, AirMiles, MGM,  Manulife, and the Conference Board of Canada.

Gregg’s interactive, customized keynotes combine organizational psychology, behavioral science, change management, and talent development – with a healthy dose of humour – to help you create the best future of work for you and your team.

He shows audiences that even in the midst of challenging situations, we can look for the opportunities that are available to serve our organization and the planet.

  • Leading Your Executive Through Change

    We are currently living through a global crisis unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime. The pandemic has shown us that we are each an apprentice to change. No matter how accomplished we are, we have learned we are not masters.

    It has also shown us that in the midst of negative impacts, we can look for the opportunities to support our executives through change. We are being called upon to expand the vision of who we are and what we can do.

    This is the edge of change where we have to sharpen our capacity to lead. It starts with each one of us – regardless of our job title.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the session you will:

    • Uncover the leadership resources and qualities I need to develop to have the impact the future is requiring of me
    • Discover the critical mindset and skills I need to build my resilience and engage in change rapidly
    • Identify practical strategies I can use to help create positive change for myself and the people I support
  • Project Management 101 for Administrative Professionals

    Most Administrative professionals manage and contribute to small or large projects. You may not have had formal training in project management, yet youre required to oversee projects frequently  whether its an event your planning, a new process you want people to follow, or manage an office move. These projects are often of shorter duration that dont require the full scope of formal project management techniques. Yet, Administrative Professionals are often expected to understand project management concepts, techniques and how to apply them in their work! This interactive workshop is designed to provide you with knowledge and practice that you can immediately use in your day to day work.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify key questions to ask at each stage of a small project.
    • Plan steps to move a project forward.
    • Discuss ways to manage changes and expectations throughout the project.
    • Proactively plan for risks, so your projects stay on track!
    • How to manage the constraints of time, scope and resources and their impact on your project 
    • Discuss ways to manage changes and expectations throughout the project
  • Having Difficult Conversations

    Regardless of who we are working with, having challenging or difficult conversations is something that happens frequently. Colleagues you work with have different skills, different concerns, and different levels of motivation for engaging with your ideas. Adjusting your set of skills to engage with the other person is key to having a successful conversation that gets the outcome you want. This workshop is designed to help individuals have more efficient and successful conversations.

    Learning Objectives

    • Read different types of personality styles using the DiSC framework
    • Understand the goals and fears of the other person and how to adapt to that 
    • Adapt their approach and reduce the other persons opposition and resistance to their ideas
    • A framework to have difficult conversations with their colleagues
  • Coaching Skills for Administrative Professionals in Supervisory Roles

    As administrative professionals, you often have to supervise and coach others. Coaching others requires us to know that our colleagues have different skills, different concerns, and different levels of motivation. Further, we know that if we ignore these diverse needs, there is a greater chance that our colleagues will waste their energy moving in the wrong direction, get frustrated with a lack of success, or just disengage from what you are trying to get them to do.

    Learning Objectives

    In this session, participants will:

    • Understand how coaching fits into influence, expectations and accountability.
    • Use the GROW coaching model to have coaching conversations
    • Practice coaching and get feedback
  • Influencing Change When You have No Authority

    Today’s organizations run on influence.  Influence enables you to build the relationships you need to get results inside or outside the formal power structure. To be successful in busy cross-functional organizations, you need to be skillful and flexible in the way you influence others.

    This workshop with show participants some of the common effective methods and pit falls encountered when influencing others.  We will establish a framework that participants can use to increase their influence.  By walking through a number of scenarios we will demonstrate how to more effectively move your ideas into actions.

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will learn how to:

    • Assess influence situations and apply appropriate strategies to achieve success
    • Analyze how organizational structure and culture impacts the ability to influence
    • Employ strategies to influence others in a virtual organization
    • Identify their preferred style of influencing others and determine the effectiveness of that style

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