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Gary Richards      

Thought-provoking programs on customer service, teambuilding, and management

Gary Richards develops and conducts employee learning & development workshops and seminars, and provides organizational development consulting & and business coaching. His clients are corporations and organizations in the USA, Canada, England, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, and Egypt.

Workshops for employees and managers are tailored carefully by Gary's advanced interviews within the sponsoring entity. His facilitation draws out participants' tacit knowledge relevant to topics being addressed. Specific application examples drawn from his broad business experience help bring the practical learning to life. Gary's insightful facilitation and energetic communication style contribute to a stimulating learning environment.

Gary's clients include Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Marriott Corporation, Pfizer, United Healthcare, KPMG LLP, and Sprint, among others.

Participants complete preparation assignments in advance of each workshop, creating readiness for maximum learning and discovery. During the workshop, each participant develops an action plans for implementation of lessons learned. Follow-on exercises and assignments are provided to be done after the workshops to extend and reinforce the individual's learning.

Gary's professional consulting background began with KPMG Peat Marwick as a management consultant. Before that, he was a stockbroker, a trust officer, and Director of a division of an international cross-cultural exchange organization. His consulting and teaching experience also includes:

-Co-founder and president of Financial Management Consultants, Inc.

-Faculty member for one of the nation's largest management training firms

-Vice-president of a major national employee benefits consulting firm

-Manager of Sales Training at a global reference information company

Gary is co-author of the article "Energy Crisis in the Executive Suite" with R. Alec Mackenzie (author of "The Time Trap" and "It's About Time"). He also wrote the article "How to Manage the Information Explosion at Your Desk". He is listed in Who's Who in Business and Finance and In Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities.

A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Gary is a Certified Financial Planner and a member of both the American Society of Association Executives and the American Society for Training and Development. Gary attended law school at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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