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-Bob and Gregg Vanourek
Who are we?
Bob Vanourek is a five-time CEO with decades of experience leading NYSE companies, including ethical and financial turnarounds, and has been named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust for four years in a row.
Gregg Vanourek is an entrepreneurial thought leader, speaker, and author. He has been a leader in market-leading startups and other ventures and has co-authored three books. He conducts speaking engagements and training programs worldwide, and teaches master’s and executive education courses.
Bob and Gregg are co-authors of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations (a winner of the 2013 International Book Awards, and a book that has been called “the best book on leadership since Good to Great”). Bob and Gregg are each available as keynote speakers and leadership workshop facilitators. They share actionable tools and new insights about leadership, values, culture, innovation, ethics, and leading self for top corporations, startups, associations, non-profits, and other organizations worldwide.
Triple Crown Leadership draws upon their interviews with leaders in 61 organizations in 11 countries, including Google, Zappos, Mayo Clinic, eBay, KIPP, Ashoka, and more. Stephen R. Covey, Stephen M. R. Covey, Bill George, Dan Pink, Barry Posner, and others endorsed the book. Bob and Gregg’s writing has been featured in/by Fast Company, American Management Association, Center for Creative Leadership, and more.
In June 2018, Bob read excerpts from his latest book, Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse, to about 50 executives at the Denver Advisory Board. In May 2018, Gregg gave a talk on “Leading Innovation through Culture and Values” and a workshop on innovation culture for the Innovation Roundtable at one of their conferences in Rome, Italy, hosted by Enel. He also facilitated an Entrepreneurial Leadership workshop for the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. In May 2018, Bob conducted half-day workshops in Vail, Colorado for three cohorts of Underwriters’ Laboratories “Global Leadership Program.” Participants attend from around the globe. This highly popular program has been ongoing with UL for 11 years. In April 2018, Bob conducted a half-day strategic planning workshop for the board and staff of Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity in Evergreen, Colorado. In April 2018, Gregg was elected Chairman of the Board of SE Forum in Stockholm and led a leadership workshop for the Bioentrepreneurship Program at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
In March 2018, Gregg facilitated a Designing Your Life workshop for the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship and led an innovation workshop for the Entrepreneurial Days conference in Stockholm. Bob was named to the Trust Council for Trust Across America-Trust Across the World, and he read excerpts from his book, Leadership Wisdom, at a Cor2Cor session. In January 2018, Bob gave a presentation on his book, Leadership Wisdom, for the Strategic Trusted Advisors Roundtable-Denver. In January 2018, Gregg led a leadership workshop for the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden mentoring program and facilitated an Innovation workshop for the CEMUS sustainability program at Uppsala University. Bob spoke about “Building a High-Performance Team” to the Highlands Rescue Department and about Leadership Wisdom.
In November 2017, Bob was interviewed about “Leadership Wisdom” on Voice America’s Empowerment Channel. Bob spoke on “Building a High-Performance Team” to the Genesee Fire Department and about Leadership Wisdom to the Evergreen Rotary. Gregg spoke on a panel about entrepreneurship education in Sweden and Germany, hosted by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation at SUP46 in Stockholm.
In October 2017, Gregg gave a talk on “Crafting a Life that Matters” for World Values Initiative and Raoul Wallenberg Academy in Stockholm, and he co-authored a blog in Conscious Company magazine called “The Path to Purposeful Work.” He also ran a workshop on Entrepreneurial Leadership for the European Doctorate in Industrial Management (EDIM) program at KTH in Stockholm. Bob’s most recent book, Leadership Wisdom, was named one of three finalists in the 2017 International Book Awards (business: general category).
In September 2017, Gregg facilitated an Ideation workshop for the CEMUS sustainability program at Uppsala University. Bob spoke “Conscious Capitalism & Triple Crown Leadership” to the Colorado Chapter Conscious Capitalism.
In August 2017, Gregg led a leadership workshop for the EIT Digital program in Stockholm. In May 2017, Gregg conducted a “Design Your Life” skills seminar for Surge:Stockholm 2017 and a “Design Your Entrepreneurial Life” workshop for the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. In July 2017, Bob spoke about “The Next Generation of Leaders” to the Institute for Enterprise Ethics, University of Denver. We were featured twice in the Swedish publication, Chef (“Manager”), in May 2017:
In May 2017, Bob gave a workshop to Underwriter’s Laboratories on “Creating Your High-Performance Team” and spoke about “Building a High-Performance Team” to the Loveland Police Department. In April 2017 Gregg was elected to the board of SE Forum, a Stockholm-based nonprofit supporting social entrepreneurs. Gregg facilitated a workshop on Entrepreneurial Leadership in Stockholm in April 2017. Gregg taught a class on Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Trento, Italy in December 2016 and spoke at Impact Hub Trento on “Startup Secrets of Entrepreneurial Leaders,” and spoke for AIESEC-Uppsala and Turnaround Management Association-Sweden in December 2016. Gregg spoke on “Crafting a Life that Matters” at World Values Day in November 2016, an event hosted by World Values Initiative.
Bob spoke on “The Keys to Success” at the GlenX Success Summit in Glenwood Springs, Colorado in October 2016. Bob and Gregg Vanourek led a Leadership Symposium: The Quest for Better Leadership in Stockholm in August 2016, hosted at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) and in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden.
Motivational Press published Bob Vanourek’s new book in May 2016. Titled Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse, this unique book cites over 60 poems and prose passages with leadership messages and practical applications from Bob. For details, click here.
For the fourth year in a row, Bob Vanourek has been named one of the “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TAW). The full 2016 list of Top Thought Leaders in Trust is revealed in the Winter Issue of TAA’s Trust magazine.
Most Popular Blogs:
* 10 Keys to Self-Leadership
* The 3 Questions Asked of Every Leader
* The Glorification of Busy
* 10 Leadership Myths and Half-Truths
* Your Ego Is Not Your Amigo
* Your Leadership Mindset
* Culture: The Entrepreneur’s Blind Spot
Bob Vanourek RMAC Leadership Jam
Triple Crown Leadership is a winner of the 2013 International Book Awards (“business: general”). Bob Vanourek was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust for four years in a row (2013-2016) by Trust Across America-Trust Across the World.
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