About Us

As a professional engineer with an operations background, Gary enjoys working with business professionals and technically-oriented clients. He is experienced in the fields of leadership training, strategic planning, process improvement, facilitation, Appreciative Inquiry, project management, change management, knowledge management, and organizational effectiveness.
Gary is currently consulting in strategy development using a Complexity-based approach and helping clients implement the discipline to execute their strategies. A keen area of interest is in shaping safety culture.

Gary is a Cynefin Associate with Cognitive-Edge Inc. and co-delivers the Cynefin™ Practitioner Foundations course.

He is an advocate for the “New View” in safety and offers his complexity-based thinking on the “Safety Differently.com ” website.
He currently is the Special Interest Group leader for Six Thinking Hats® on the www.12manage.com website.

Education & Certifications
Education
▪ Masters of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, 1984
▪ Professional Engineer, British Columbia, 1974
▪ Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering, University of BC, 1971

Certifications
▪ Cognitive-Edge training partner
▪ Seven Habits of Highly Effective People training consultant
▪ Six Thinking Hats® and Lateral Thinking® trainer
▪ Diploma in Applied Behaviour Analysis
▪ “Appreciative Inquiry” practitioner
▪ Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner

Publications
▪ Co-author: “Electric Distribution Utility Roadmap,
Phase II: The Case for Change”, Canadian Electrical Asociation Technologies Inc., 2006.
▪ Co-author: “Electric Distribution Utility Roadmap,
Phase II: Planning for Now and 2010”, Canadian Electrical Association Technologies Inc., 2006.
▪ Co-author: “Electric Distribution Utility Roadmap”, Canadian Electrical Association Technologies Inc., 2004.

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  1. Hi Gary, I really like your explanation of the Cynefin Framework. Would you be willing to share it as a 1 hour “Brown Bag” for my Veterans Health Admin team? I work for the Central Office program called the Office of Healthcare Transformation. We support many national strategic initiatives with project management, systems engineering, data analysis, etc. I think we frequently find ourselves at the mercy of linear-thinking, misused gap analysis, bureaucracy, and leadership churn. Please send me an email if you want more explanation of my request.

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