Lead yourself first

Leadership Development for Personal and Professional Excellence

​Transformational workshops and programs to help you live and lead with purpose, passion, and impact. Too many people get caught up in day-to-day tasks but haven’t taken time to build a strong personal foundation of purpose, values, vision, strengths, goals, and self-awareness. We must begin by leading ourselves well first. Then we are well positioned to lead others well and build organizations that are excellent, ethical, and enduring.

Click below for my Free Guide (a manifesto on the common traps of living) and chapters from my books, LIFE Entrepreneurs (a call for integrating life and work with purpose and passion) and Triple Crown Leadership (a winner of the International Book Awards).




Custom workshops for executives, professionals, teams, and seekers. Topics: leadership and personal development (leading self), ethical and sustainable leadership, good life and good work, social impact. Invest in your personal and professional development so you can achieve excellence and increase your impact.
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Transformational insights and actionable tools in talks on leadership and personal development. Clients: companies, nonprofits, associations, conferences, executive programs, schools, and universities.​
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Wanting to take stock? Wondering about your current path? Lacking clarity, motivation, or direction? Seeking more? Considering a change? I can be a trusted guide who helps you go from where you are to where you want to go. Invest in your future.
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Start with an assessment of your organizational pain points and leadership derailers, then craft a clear path forward that addresses leadership, people practices, purpose, values, vision, culture, alignment, and more. We could also address innovation, strategy, and business model, depending on your needs.
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Clients & Benefits

 I work with individuals, teams, and organizations across industries and sectors, focusing on small- and medium-sized companies and nonprofits. Benefits:

  • achieve sustainable high performance
  • clarify and activate purpose, values, and vision​
  • regain clarity, motivation, and direction
  • avoid the common traps of living (e.g., burnout, drifting, settling)
  • avoid the most common leadership derailers
  • craft a good life with good work​​

Transformational Programs

Gregg will challenge you and your colleagues to raise your sights about your life and work so you can achieve sustainable high performance in all your chosen endeavors.

Seeking more, but not sure how to proceed? Lacking clarity and direction? Wondering about your next steps? Wanting to raise your game?

I know what it’s like. I’ve gone through big transitions in work and life, starting with big questions about whether and when to make a change. I’ve worked with many people who wonder, “What’s next?” And I’ve faced big leadership challenges at work, with everything on the line.

You don’t have to live without clarity of purpose, values, and vision or work without motivation and direction. And you don’t have to settle for mediocre leadership or anything less than sustainable high performance. Why not raise your sights about your life and work?

Step 1: Book a Meeting

Meet with Gregg so he can learn more about your context.

Step 2: Create a Plan

Together we’ll create a plan to move forward and start accomplishing your goals.

Step 3: Get Started

Make progress and see how everything flows better when you’ve built a solid personal foundation of self-leadership.

You want a good life with good work, rich with vitality, connection, meaning, and impact. You want to live with purpose and passion, making progress toward your highest aspirations while enjoying your life, making a difference, and feeling fulfilled. To do that, you need clarity, direction, and clear steps for getting unstuck and moving forward. You’re likely being pulled in different directions and not sure about what choices to make–or how to make them.

Old ways of thinking are holding too many people back. I’ve seen these common traps. I’ve fallen into many of them myself. I’m here to help you get out of them.


“Gregg Vanourek gave a keynote presentation at our annual conference and delivered a powerful, memorable, and impactful message. We found his talk to be uplifting and highly relevant…. His points have resonated long after his time with us.”
–Robin Wise, CEO, Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain

“Could not have asked for a better person to lead this workshop. BEST WORKSHOP I have ever attended.”
-participant in a Stockholm workshop on crafting your life and work

Books by Gregg

Gregg Vanourek is co-author of three influential books. LIFE Entrepreneurs is a manifesto for living and leading with purpose and passion, and it will challenge you to raise your sights about the life you lead and the impact you have. Triple Crown Leadership is a winner of the International Book Awards, and it will challenge you to raise your sights about what you can do with your leadership–building an organization or team that is excellent, ethical, and enduring. It was called “the best book on leadership since Good to Great.”