Brian@LeadersEdge.me (708) 402-8858
S ince 1990 Brian served as consultant and skills educator to many organizations throughout the United States, as well as Canada, England, Singapore, South America, the Middle East, and Puerto Rico. He has worked with a wide variety of for-profit and non-profit organizations (e.g. Amgen Pharmaceuticals, American Veterinary Medical Association, Thrivent Financial, Illinois Healthcare Association, Illinois Society of Association Executives, Merck Pharmaceuticals, Michigan Department of Agriculture, Sumitomo Corporation, etc.) primarily in the areas of leadership development and strategic planning.

Brian has created, facilitated and delivered training materials in the areas of Leadership, Sales & Service Excellence, Strategic Planning, Powerful Business Presentations, Communication Skills, Understanding Behavioral Styles, Program Development and Evaluation, Whole Person Wellness, Resilience and Preventing Employee Burnout.

For more than 15 years Brian served as Senior Director of Advancement at a Midwestern university and Senior Vice President at a global, faith-based foundation that acts as “venture capital” to assist in developing innovative health and human care initiatives. He led efforts including grant making, major gift fundraising, crowdfunding, resource and program evaluation to support new project leaders, and leader convenings. Brian is a frequent conference speaker having delivered more than 1,000 presentations (workshops, keynote addresses, and facilitations).

Education Experience:


  • BA Education


  • MM Music


  • Co-Active Training Institute – Executive Coaching Training


  • Lilly Endowment – Trustee Leadership Development


  • Carlson Learning Company – DiSC Training Certification – Behavioral Styles


  • Served on numerous nonprofit boards