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Jeffrey G.'s Profile
Business Innovation and Creativity Coach
Jeffrey helps corporate clients achieve desired outcomes through innovation and creative problem solving. In addition to working on specific business problems and opportunities, he works with many clients in a training, coaching, or speaking capacity, imparting the skills of creative thinking and high performance teamwork.
Jeff developed and refined his capabilities in this area as a former principal at Synectics, Inc., an international consulting firm recognized as the pioneer in the field of business innovation. Since 1990, he has worked with client teams from many industries inventing new technologies, re-designing manufacturing operations, creating new product and marketing concepts, identifying fresh applications for existing technologies, naming new products and businesses, and planning strategies for the future. He has also designed highly successful management conferences which feature exciting, creative approaches for addressing difficult corporate issues.
Jeff bases his practice on two core beliefs: (1) that his clients - and not any outside consultant - are the real experts in their businesses, and (2) that everyone has creative potential. He therefore concentrates on designing processes which maximize the impact of his clients' knowledge and talent in tackling the challenges they face. This approach has enabled him to work effectively in a wide range of business sectors, including manufacturing, high tech, food service, telecommunications, journalism, scientific research, and financial services. In addition, he has taught hundreds of work teams the principles of innovative problem solving and teamwork.
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Rochester, and holds graduate degrees in psychology from Northeastern and Boston Universities. He enjoys camping, cycling, hiking and kayaking - all the things you can't do sitting in your office. He is on the board of the Institute of Management Consultants, New England Chapter, and past president of his local Toastmasters International club, where he holds an Advanced Toastmasters certificate. He is a founding member of the Alliance for Professional Excellence. His business innovation and creativity articles have appeared in Innovative Leader, Decision Magazine (Ireland), Boston Business Journal, Executive Excellence, CIO, It's About Business, Mass High Tech and the Handbook of Business Strategy.
Some of Jeff's clients include:
American Hospital Assn., American Medical Assn., Available Plastics, Inc. , BP Amoco Polymers, The Coca-Cola Co., Delta Dental, Dresdner Bank AG, Helene Curtis, National Research Council (Canada), Pacific Bell, Pearson Education, Pulitzer Publishing Co., Siemens AG, Starbucks Coffee Co., Union Carbide