Triple Crown Leadership

Triple Crown Leadership

Gregg Vanourek


Gregg Vanourek is a high-impact executive, leadership developer, and award-winning author training and speaking internationally on leadership, entrepreneurship, and life and work design. He helps people lead themselves, lead others, and lead change.

Gregg runs Gregg Vanourek LLC, a training and development venture offering workshops, speaking, coaching, and consulting. He has been a senior executive in a market-leading startup and is co-author of three influential books, including Triple Crown Leadership (a winner of the International Book Awards and called “the best book on leadership since Good to Great”), and LIFE Entrepreneurs (a clarion call for integrating our life and work with purpose and passion). His books, workshops, and talks are appreciated by thousands of leaders, professionals, career changers, and seekers, many of whom have reinvented their life and work with Gregg’s tools as a helpful guide. His writing has appeared in or been reviewed by Fast Company, BusinessWeek, U.S. News & World Report, New York Times, Entrepreneur, Inc., and Harvard Business blogs.  

Gregg was a tech startup executive at K12 Inc. (now a market leader with $1 billion in sales) and co-founded New Mountain Ventures (developing entrepreneurial leaders). He taught more than 2,500 students at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, and Stockholm Business School Executive MBA Program in executive and master’s courses. Gregg was a senior vice president at the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation during its launch, research fellow at the Hudson Institute (think tank), and board member of the Vail Leadership Institute.  

Gregg is adjunct faculty at Stockholm Business School Executive MBA Program. Having worked in the U.S. and Europe, he was Vice Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Program at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, and Vice Center Director for the award-winning Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship at KTH. He served as Chairman of the Board of SE Forum (a social entrepreneurship accelerator) in Stockholm.  

Gregg has given talks in many countries, including Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Italy, and Malaysia, Sweden, and all over the U.S. His TEDx talk, “Discover Mode,” addresses common traps that many ambitious professionals fall into as they navigate their career.

Gregg graduated from the Yale School of Management (M.B.A.), London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Sc.), and Claremont McKenna College (B.A., magna cum laude), where he was an Academic All American soccer player. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and daughters. See more info here: www.greggvanourek.com

leading self, leading others, leading change


View Gregg’s TEDx talk on “Discover Mode: Finding Your Quest.”


Note from Gregg: I help people lead themselves, lead others, and lead change. I do this through my work with leadership, life and work design, conscious business, and social enterprise. I offer customized professional development and training for established and aspiring leaders, managers, teams, and people navigating life or work transitions. I help people and organizations thrive with excellent, ethical, and enduring work—sustainable high performance.


Our Books:

• I co-wrote Triple Crown Leadership with my father, Bob Vanourek, a distinguished turnaround CEO, servant leader, and exceptional father. The book champions a better brand of leadership that builds excellent, ethical, and enduring organizations–ones that achieve exceptional positive impacts for their stakeholders, ethically, and sustainably. It draws upon our own experience, extensive research, and interviews with leaders in 61 organizations in 11 countries. This book was a winner of the International Book Awards and has been called “the best book on leadership since Good to Great.”

• I co-wrote LIFE Entrepreneurs with Christopher Gergen, a dynamic social entrepreneur (and friend). The book is a clarion call for integrating our life and work with purpose and passion. It tells the stories of people who have reinvented themselves and infused their life and work with passion, connection, service, and fulfillment. The book draws upon our own experiences and interviews with 55 remarkable people.

• I co-wrote Charter Schools in Action with Chester E. Finn, Jr. and Bruno V. Manno. The book outlines a bold vision for how to renew public education with the needs of children, families, and educators in mind. It draws on interviews and site visits with hundreds of education entrepreneurs, leaders, and teachers and surveys of thousands of education stakeholders.


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