GrowthWorks Introduction


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Background information about the work we do helping leaders and teams create and implement strategies for change, improvement, and innovation.

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GrowthWorks Introduction

  1. 1. Growth Works Inc. Helping Leaders and Teams Create and Implement Strategies for Change, Improvement and Innovation Brian McDermott & Gerry Sexton Winner “Best of Team Building”
  2. 2. Brian McDermott & Gerry Sexton are the authors of Leading Innovation: Creating Workplaces Where People Excel So Organizations Thrive Ken Blanchard says, “Guided by a deep belief that all people are uniquely talented and wise, this brilliant work is a must for anyone who recognizes innovation is the sine qua non of successful business and indeed of successful living. Full of information and insight, it shouldn’t be missed.”
  3. 3. When you bring your team together, there is a lot of wisdom in the room Our job – our skill – is helping you make the most of all the talent, skill, time and energy
  4. 4. More than a decade working with leaders who believe the best way to deal with their business challenges is to creatively and strategically involve the people they lead
  5. 5. Expert facilitation and custom design for events, workshops, working sessions, and short- and long-term change management processes that create broad ownership and deliver results
  6. 6. Out-of-the-box successes helping for-profit and nonprofit organizations grow, create new business opportunities, improve service, build great places to work, capitalize on the strength, skill, talent knowledge, commitment, creativity, wisdom and passion people inherently bring to their work
  7. 7. Clients have included : ADC, Caterpillar, 3M, Coca Cola, US Bank, Ameriprise, SuperValu, Agribank, BI Worldwide, University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, YMCA of the USA, Seward Co-op, AstraZeneca, Schwan Food Co., American Lung Assn. of VA, Textron Financial Corp., Krass Monroe, LBL Co. and more…
  8. 8. Brian McDermott & Gerry Sexton bring a unique mix of experience, talent, knowledge, skill, humor and fun to their work They have worked with organizations throughout the US and internationally, and spoken at national and international conferences
  9. 9. Brian McDermott ’s background is journalism. Before GrowthWorks he worked for newspapers, magazines, in corporate communications, and for one of the leading US publishers in the areas of training, human resources, and business management. He was a business journalist, conference designer, editor, and video producer. He has published hundreds of articles on management, quality, innovation, customer service, and training. Brian is also co-author of Time Out for Leaders: Daily Inspiration for Maximum Impact
  10. 10. Gerry Sexton ’s background is in medicine. He received his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical Studies from the University of North Dakota, graduating Summa Cum Laude while obtaining a commercial pilot’s license. Before GrowthWorks, he spent five years at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis, where he first ran the health fitness center and later was responsible for the entire operation, including the residential, restaurant, and meeting and banquet facilities with a team of more than 200 people.
  11. 11. Contact Brian McDermott & Gerry Sexton [email_address] [email_address] 800.832-5385 763.420.5685 Blog: [email_address] – Life, Learning & Leadership Winner “Best of Team Building” Co-authors “Leading Innovation”