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George Pitagorsky  

An inspirational seasoned business professional blending mindfulness and open-minded thinking to improve performance.

The Zen approach to Project Management brings together sound wisdom, a nuts-and-bolts grasp of practicalities, and original insights. It's the Zen that's been missing in all too many of today's business books, and George Pitagorsky is the master we've needed. - Daniel Goleman, author Social Intelligence

Stimulate your prospects, clients, staff and leadership with cutting edge presentations and facilitated discussions by a thought leader in performance improvement and project management.

Most recently George Pitagorsky led a key client round table discussion and presented a keynote speech on "Blending Enterprise Architecture Project Portfolio Management and Change Management to Optimize Performance" at two Microsoft Corp. product launch events. He speaks on the integration of mindfulness and systems thinking to achieve optimal performance.

George recognizes that taking an interdisciplinary approach to organizational performance improvement while balancing left and right brain directed thinking is essential. George is one of those rare speakers who is not an academic or a single focus subject matter expert. He is a practitioner with decades of meaningful experience and the ability to clearly address the most complex issues with practical solutions and to entertain, stimulate and motivate. He uses systems thinking, process awareness and the mindfulness that enables emotional intelligence as a base to do the work of managing the change required to achieve optimal performance.

George Pitagorsky is author of "The Zen Approach to Project Management", "The Optimal Performance Series" and "Conflict Management Applying Mindfulness and Open Mindedness" (to be published June 2011). He is currently leading an Enterprise Management and governance implementation program for a government agency.

George Pitagorsky is a master management consultant and facilitator. He works to improve personal, group and organizational performance and quality.

George has two strands in his work. On one, he works with individuals to teach open-minded mindfulness as a base for personal growth. He is a recognized teacher and workshop leader in this area. On the other strand, he has been involved in the professional services, training and publishing fields and has extensive experience with large corporate, global clients. As a management consultant, George assists clients in the area of project and engagement management (from both the client and supplier perspectives). He assesses organizational maturity and competency, and works to implement improvement and methodology implementation. For example, in a recent project for an national scope engineering consulting firm he directed a team to assess project management (PM) performance in an engagement management context,identify improvement and change management requirements, and create a program plan to implement PM improvement. He has also played an important role in the development of a formal PM Competency Model for a global consulting and training organization and its use in assessing large complex organizations in financial services IT and engineering consulting.

George has been instrumental in the conception and development of the project management curriculum and core courses of a global training services provider.

He was also part of the team that conceptualized a global training provider's business analysis curriculum. He is a widely respected teacher. In the words of one student, "George is an expert in his field. He has a way of teaching people when they do not know they are being taught!"

George's unique background includes the practices of Yoga, Tai Chi Chuan and meditation. He has mastered the ability to merge these practices and their underlying principles into an active family and business life. He has authored.

He leads workshops on Change Managemnt, Project Management, Performance Improvement, Conscious Aging, Optimal Energy and other organizational and personal growth topics. He is a recognized teacher of Insight Meditation.

George Pitagorsky has authored many articles and papers and has been key note speaker on a range of topics that include the Zen Approach, Open Minded Mindfulness, Performance Improvement through Process Thinking, Change Management, among others.

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