The word 'Engineering' is derived from the Latin word for 'Ingenuity' which simply means creative problem-solving.
The terms of 'Success' are unique to each individual but will ultimately be the progressive realisation of some ideal, desired outcome.
On some level, we all practise engineering in life and work.
I apply it to streamline people development and solve performance problems in helping clients achieve personal / organisational excellence.
AN EXPERIENCED COACH, TRAINER, SPEAKER & CONSULTANT
Trained or Mentored By Some of the World's Best
I've had the privilege of either learning from or being trained by a number of internationally trusted thought leaders including:
Career Journey, Qualifications and Certifications
I've been formally trained in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering with experience working across the Caribbean, Europe and North America.
I started my career in the role of Process Improvement Specialist following a Graduate Engineer Programme at one of the largest manufacturing conglomerates in the Caribbean.
As a prospective future General Manager in the group, I was fortunate to be trained and mentored by senior executives in all aspects of business operations, including Coca-Cola Business Systems.
Besides my entrepreneurial experience of building tech-driven businesses, I've also been awarded various global Business and Leadership Certifications, including the Maxwell Leadership Certification in 2013.
I naturally specialise in helping Engineering, Manufacturing and Technology companies but I've supported a range of other types of organisations including some in the Financial Services sector.
My expertise, network and resources allow me to help executives and senior business leaders cement their A-Game for sustained personal excellence in pursuit of leadership and operational excellence.
My background means that I also naturally excel at supporting the development of technical leaders and functional experts (e.g. engineers) and emerging leaders, either directly or within organisations, to help them adjust and thrive in business leadership positions and master the people skills required to succeed beyond technical abilities.
HOW CAN I HELP YOU OR YOUR ORGANISATION?
As a partner to our clients, our solutions are designed to reverse-engineer desired outcomes.
They typically include a combination of Consulting, Assessments and Technology paired with Training, Coaching, Speaking, Facilitating and Mentorship for learning and development.
I partner with executives and HR professionals who want to solve costly issues such as low productivity, toxic cultures and wasteful operations by helping leaders at all levels drive performance through leadership and operational excellence.
I also work with executives and business leaders who want to achieve clarity of vision, strategy and high performance in accelerating progress toward top priority life and career goals through leadership and personal excellence.
(What do I bring to the table?)
To support clients, I leverage my expertise in Problem-solving, Process Improvement and People Development combined with proprietary life.engineer frameworks and systems, world-class licensed resources from global thought leaders and an associate network of other experts.
I think the leadership balance of "People and Process" is important in engineering exceptional individual and organisational performance. Here are a few thoughts on this in the video below...
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HOW EXACTLY DO I HELP CLIENTS?
Here are a few more details about the main custom-tailored solutions that are offered to support clients globally, based on the root causes of their challenges across Leadership, Process and Human Performance.
My 7 Master Keys To Success to Leading High-Performance
"An organisation will never outperform its leaders.
From personal experience, training and observations, I believe that the 'Modern Leader' must strive to excel in these key areas in order to drive top performance:
- DREAM PURPOSEFULLY of a vision and future destination worthy of pursuit;
- THINK PRACTICALLY of strategic ways to convert vision to reality;
- LEAD PEOPLE on a journey of growth towards that clear, inspiring vision;
- LEVERAGE PROCESSES to maximise productivity and minimise human failure;
- SUSTAIN PERFORMANCE of self and others to achieve human potential;
- SOLVE PROBLEMS by eliminating their root causes to prevent recurrence;
- BE PHILANTHROPIC to the benefit of humanity alongside profitability.
The fundamentals of leadership are timeless and unchanging. The art of their application must continuously evolve in the face of ever-changing realities."
4 CATEGORIES OF SERVICES
Solutions are typically delivered via one or more of the services below, either IN-PERSON or ONLINE, according to the needs of each client.
I can provide professional consulting services, professional assessments and other 'done-for-you' services to clients who need help achieving a particular objective or solving a specific problem.
My consulting areas of expertise include:
- Leadership Performance and Cultural Transformation
- Workforce Performance and Productivity
- Team Structure, Strengths and Behaviour Analyses
- Business Process Implementation and Optimisation
- Root Cause Investigation and Problem-solving
I deliver training and teaching solutions and produce related educational resources in areas in my areas of expertise. Sessions are designed to create high engagement and interaction and an environment for effective adult learning.
Training and facilitation of talent development may take the forms:
- Workshops and Masterclasses
- Seminars or Webinars
- Mastermind Groups (Peer-to-peer Learning)
- Training Courses & Programmes
In many instances, professional coaching is recommended to be combined with training to ensure the implementation of new knowledge, skills and behavioural changes.
I provide the following types of individual or group coaching solutions:
- Executive & Leadership Coaching
- Business & Process Improvement Coaching
- Performance & Productivity Coaching
- Personal Development Coaching (as required)
As a professional speaker, I've been booked to deliver keynote addresses and presentations at various events to deliver, valuable, memorable insights for attendees.
Events may include:
- Business Conferences & Summits
- Corporate Events, Retreats & Staff Meetings
- Professional Association Meetings
- Awards Dinners and Special Ceremonies
4 CATEGORIES OF CLIENTS
Here are 4 categories of clients that I've supported in the past.
I work with the leadership teams of growing small to large companies to solve workforce and workflow business problems.
I have coached and equipped leadership teams and provided solutions to organisational challenges and guided the improvement of operations and teams.
I've been contracted by leadership teams of various training institutions, professional associations, chambers of commerce and conference organisers to serve their beneficiaries through the delivery of training presentations or keynotes in my areas of expertise.
EXECUTIVES & ENTREPRENEURS
An organisation is never any better or stronger than the person leading it.
As the leader of a company myself, I occasionally enjoy supporting and sharing with others in this position to help them to strengthen a winning, high-performance, leader's mindset while implementing strategic skills, systems and tools required to achieve peak performance of self and team.
ENGINEERS & OTHER PROFESSIONALS
I began my career working as an engineering employee in the corporate world and was able to quickly advance to higher levels of managerial responsibility during that time.
Periodically, my work supports professionals who are serious about achieving career advancement by enhancing their leadership, business and professional abilities in order to realise their full potential.
"Gallup studies show that destructive leadership and underperforming senior managers cost hundreds of billions in productivity losses annually in North America alone..."
...This is one of the major problems that I work to solve
- one organisation at a time.
"Gregory is by far one of the best there is in the "Life Engineering" business. I was absolutely blown away by how impactful and authentic his presentation at the recent YLAI opening summit in Atlanta, Georgia was! I was inspired, motivated and definitely equipped to take on the task of my YLAI fellowship after listening to his presentation! Great job Sir!"
"Gregory did not hesitate when we asked him to conduct a leadership session for the Human Resource Management Association of Barbados' annual World of Work. He was professional in his interaction with all the participants and staff."
Human Resources Professional