Gregg Ward | Award-Winning Best-Selling Author, Global Speaker & Exec. Coach

GROWING UP: My dad, Gene Ward, was a sportswriter for the New York Daily news. When I was growing up, I was literally surrounded by sports legends from professional football to boxing to the Olympics. These heroes had a big impact, teaching me about the value behind hard work, determination, leadership, and respect. Then in 1986, when I was working as a theater professional in New York City, I got a surprise invitation from the NYPD that literally changed my life. MY BIG BREAK: I was asked to create an experiential learning training program (before it was a thing) for police officers that blended together all of my performance, improvisation, and facilitation skills. It was considered a huge success by the NYPD’s leadership and I was featured in the New York Times and on CNN. LIKE FATHER/LIKE SON: Not long after, I moved to the UK and followed in my father’s journalistic footsteps, serving as a freelance correspondent on the “culture beat” throughout Europe for BBC Radio, the Times of London and Scotland on Sunday. So, I guess it comes as no surprise that I ended up where I am today. ABOUT ME: My name is Gregg Ward, and I am a Speaker, Author, Facilitator, Trainer, and Executive Coach. My focus for over 25 years has been on respect and leadership and the truly positive difference they bring to leaders and their organizations. Since that fateful day in the spring of 86’, I have had the pleasure of delivering more than 2,500 separate keynote speeches, programs and seminars for business and government using my signature techniques; I’ve facilitated scores of strategic planning sessions and offsite meetings for global corporations; appeared on network television and radio, written numerous books and articles; and coached hundreds of senior executives and managers throughout North America, Western Europe and the Middle East. ABOUT GREGG: Gregg Ward is in on a mission to transform lives via experiential learning and development programs that support respectful leaders and organizational cultures. The first to start using innovative training techniques (Live Theater Training specifically), back in the mid-1980s, Gregg has developed and delivered more than 2,500 programs to help organizations move out of the command-and-control mentality and into respectful and inclusive cultures that maintain the highest standards, employee engagement, and performance. Gregg is the author of the award-winning, best-selling business fable The Respectful Leader: seven ways to influence without intimidation (Wiley 2016). CLIENTS INCLUDE: ADP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ericsson, Ford Motor Company, Harley-Davidson, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Intel, Nissan, Novartis, PMI, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Qualcomm, Raytheon, Sempra Energy, SHRM, The US Navy and Warner Bros. Studios. AWARDS: • Top 10 Most Recommended Training & Development Companies, 2019 - Gregg Ward Group • Gold Medal: Business Fable Category, Axiom Business Book Awards, 2018 - The Respectful Leader by Gregg Ward (Wiley 2016) • Best Learning & Development Provider, San Diego Awards, 2017 - The Respectful Leader by Gregg Ward (Wiley 2016) • Book-Of-The-Month, Amazon Editors, August 2016 - The Respectful Leader by Gregg Ward (Wiley, 2016) • Amazon Best-Seller, Business & Leadership Category, September 2016 - The Respectful Leader by Gregg Ward (Wiley 2016) KEYNOTES | TOPICS: Most Popular Topics Include… • The Respectful Leader: Seven Ways to Influence Without Intimidation • Being That Respected and Trusted Advisor…For Life! • Emotional Intelligence: The Intangible Skill That Makes All the Difference • Respect: The Spark to Possibility • The Profitable Power of Diversity & Inclusion • Managing Bad Behavior, People Problems & Sticky Situations ** for full information on Gregg's client options and service range click to the Gregg Ward Group website from this profile **


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San Diego, California 92101
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2 Reviews
Jeff Murphy Alumni Relations at Boston University | Helping alumni build powerful networks & create personal brands
I can't recommend Gregg highly enough.

Gregg was kind enough to offer a professional development webinar for the Boston University alumni community, and it was a huge hit. Gregg's presentation was titled "Working with Difficult People" and was a fantastic mix of an overview of the most commonly encountered challenging personality types you might find in any office and effective solutions for dealing with them. Gregg's presentation style made it fun for all participants but didn't undermine the serious impact that these challenges have on our work lives. Gregg even handled some technical difficulties like a true pro. I can't recommend Gregg highly enough. Gregg, the BU Alumni Association is proud to call you one of our own - thanks so much for everything you do for BU.

August 2019

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Tori Barr
I would highly recommend Gregg.

I've known Gregg personally for more than 14 years and professionally we have networked for at least 10 years. Gregg is extremely personable, detail-oriented, confident and authentic in his work with others. He believes in his work, and is invested in the clients that he works with. I would highly recommend Gregg for any job and as a support and growth factor to any company.

August 2019

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