Chief Storyteller, GrowthWorks, Inc.
Brian McDermott is Chief Storyteller at GrowthWorks Inc. A journalism graduate from Marquette University, Brian has worked in newspapers, magazines, corporate communications, and for one of the leading US publishers in the training, human resources, and management areas. He has published hundreds of articles on management, quality, innovation, customer service, and training, as well as organization development and all-around best business practices. He also was instrumental in developing a successful series of international conferences dealing with training, service, quality and other management issues, and served as the Executive Director of the Positive Employee Practices Institute. He is the co-author of Time Out for Leaders – Daily Inspiration for Maximum Impact, and he was the primary writer on Versatile Selling, and The Social Styles Handbook, all published by NovaVista.
He and his partner, Chief Explorer Gerry Sexton, bring a unique mix of experience to their work as facilitators, trainers, consultants, and coaches. They are the authors of Leading Innovation: Creating Workplaces Where People Excel So Organizations Thrive, a book Ken Blanchard endorsed as “brilliant work.