“I’m enjoying working with a philanthropic organization, helping their leadership and staff determine how to get the most out of themselves and their teams. We are focusing on a strengths-based approach to aligning individuals with the type of assignments in which they are likely to produce higher quality results with less time and effort. It has been a pleasure to see trust improve as a result of people doing what they are naturally drawn to do.”
An accomplished leadership consultant, facilitator, trainer, and professional speaker, Brad is passionate about making concepts real and inspiring leaders and organizations to action. He does this through creating innovative learning experiences, challenging others to maximize their strengths, and maintaining focus on real-world applications and results. Brad helps his clients pursue the right questions at the appropriate level of detail, take smart risks, and develop effective teams. As a partner in Cincinnatus, Brad currently leads a strategic planning engagement with College Prep Elementary Charter School, St. Paul; and, has recently completed strategic planning engagements with Three Links Care Center, Northfield, Augustana Care Services, Minneapolis and Rice Health Foundation, Willmar.
Brad has designed high-potential leadership development systems, overseen organizational effectiveness and change management initiatives, conducted training workshops, facilitated strategic planning sessions, coached senior leadership teams and individuals, and led process improvement teams. Brad has also taught at the university level. Recently, Brad was honored with a rare and prestigious Chair's Commendation from LeadingAge Minnesota for his instrumental role in launching and growing the success of their Leadership Academy program for emerging leaders in the older adult services field.
Before joining Cincinnatus, Brad performed leadership and organizational development work with Presbyterian Homes and Services, Katun Corporation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, AgriBank, and American Family insurance. He has also performed contract work for the National Rural Health Network Center and for McKesson. He began his career teaching and coaching the speech team at Illinois State University. Brad was also appointed to serve on the Minnesota Governor’s committee to develop a performance evaluation process for the judicial system, and has been a four-time evaluator for the Minnesota Quality Award.
Brad holds an MA in Speech Communication from Miami University and earned his BS in Speech and Theatre (with an education certification) from Winona State University. He is certified to teach Franklin Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity, and Linkage, Inc.'s Leading Organizational Transition. He is qualified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Profilor 360-feedback assessment, StrengthsFinder assessment, and DiSC assessment. Brad has also been certified as a True North Groups facilitator.
Brad is the current Board Chair for Artsage, a 501 (c) (3) that supports teaching artists and the older adults with whom they work. He is the former Board Chair of Minnesota Adoption Resource Network, and a past President of the Twin Cities chapter of the American Society for Training and Development. Brad was a national speech champion in college and a finalist at the Toastmaster International world championship of public speaking.