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Contact: youcanlead@aol.com
"Geoff Grenert is an amazing coach with incredible insights into people. His straightforward, "tell it like it is" approach helps the person being coached get on board and focus on the developmental growth needed to become an effective leader. His real-life practical experience makes the coaching come to life. I highly recommend Geoff to individuals and HR managers looking for an experienced, effective leadership development coach." Anne Silverman, VP Benefits, Reed Elsevier

Geoff Grenert - MBA

Geoff grew up with a true understanding of leadership and the power of teams. His father was a two sport, professional athlete, a small college hall of fame basketball coach and championship winning high school basketball coach. He also managed a semiprofessional baseball team. Geoff continued this legacy by playing on and being appointed captain of numerous sports teams. With this as a foundation he has been a leader, mentor and coach for most of his life. Teams and leadership and coaching have been a major part of all aspects of his life.
Geoff brought these personal experiences, as well as those learned from his father, into a business career with United Parcel Service and FedEx. He is also the founder and president of several companies, ranging from two regional package delivery companies, a financial consulting firm, a restaurant franchise and a not-for-profit community service organization, and finally two consulting firms specializing in executive coaching, leadership development and team development. Geoff coaches executives in the Transportation, Publishing, Legal, Semiconductor, Pharmaceutical, Investment Banking, Not For Profit and Internet companies, to name a few. He also works in the Leadership Program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, and is an adjunct faculty member at the Center For Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro, NC). His clients include managers, scientists, engineers, marketing directors, sales executives, bankers, attorneys, portfolio managers, Ph.D. and MD's. He coaches clients in England, Germany, Scotland, the Netherlands, Ohio, New York City, Boston and North Carolina.

His mission is to maximize executive and team effectiveness, which leads to higher levels of productivity, superior performance and job satisfaction for executives and employees, and the achievement of organizational goals. He is committed to facilitating change to enhance the success of companies across the spectrum from local to global.

Geoff's strength lies in his having "been there and done that." His successes and failures allow him to bring a unique perspective to bear on the needs of his clientele.

"I help people recognize behaviors that stand in their way to becoming the best leader they can be. My mission is to help clients become outstanding leaders and high performing managers, and to improve the quality of their lives as well as the lives of the people who work with them."

Geoff is also a volunteer with the Big Brother/Big Sister organization. He is a big brother to six (6) year old Christian A.

Contact: donna@youcanlead.net
" I recommend Donna highly to any organization looking to take advantage of her deep knowledge and skills in leadership development, team based performance, organization development, and executive coaching." Senior Director, Leadership Development, Pfizer Inc


Donna has held executive positions in large corporations as well as being president of her own consulting firm. Donna was Director of Executive Development at Pfizer Inc, a leading global pharmaceutical company. She was also Director of Executive Education and Development, Worldwide Human Resources at GlaxoSmithKline, and Academic Director at Duke Corporate Education. Donna was founder and president of her consulting business, DRC Associates, for 12 years. She has held adjunct positions at Duke Corporate Education and the Center for Creative Leadership, where she worked with executives from Fortune 100 global companies. Currently, as a partner in the consulting firm Leadership Solutions LLC, Donna has designed and implemented leadership development programs and complex change management strategies for many clients including AT&T, the US Postal Service, Ingersoll-Rand, NASA, The MITRE Corporation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Manchester University (UK) and Partner Microcredit Organization (Bosnia). Donna developed a research-based instrument, the Team Performance Questionnaire, and a teambuilding activity, Polygon Puzzle, which are marketed internationally. Donna was adjunct staff at the Center for Creative Leadership for 14 years. She has published articles in several journals, and her original research on teams appeared as a chapter in Impact of Leadership, Clark, Clark & Campbell (eds.). Donna holds B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.