Learn with Gregg

Workshops, Retreats, and Training

Too many workers are disengaged, and too many organizations fall short of their potential.

Let’s connect personal and professional development by leading ourselves first, and then achieving excellence with our team.

Custom workshops, retreats, & programs for teams, executives, managers, and changemakers. Personal development and leadership drive sustainable high performance–transforming people, teams, and organizations.

  • Individuals, small groups, and teams
  • Companies
  • Nonprofits 
  • Associations and industry groups
  • Universities (e.g., executive education programs, career development offices)
Programs for:
  • Early-career seekers
  • Mid-career professionals
  • People in transition
  • High-potentials and changemakers
  • Managers
  • Executive teams and boards
  • craft a good life with good work
  • clarify and activate purpose, values, and vision
  • regain clarity, motivation, and direction
  • avoid the common traps of living (e.g., burnout, drifting, settling)
  • develop and test action plans for moving forward with clarity and confidence
Training and Facilitation Methods:

Highly interactive, with a powerful blend of actionable tools, research, relevant examples, and inspiration–including assessments, dialogue, reflection, experiential learning, and peer feedback.

Workshop Topics

Crafting Your Life & Work: Navigating Transitions. Learn how to apply the tools and methods of design thinking and entrepreneurship to life and work choices and transitions. Avoid overwhelm and confusion. Get unstuck and move forward. Design your life and work intentionally. Who should attend: Anybody thinking about their next steps (in transition or feeling stuck). All wondering what’s next?

Good Life & Good Work. What does it mean to lead a good life and do good work? This workshop draws on insights from different fields (psychology, philosophy, design, leadership), ancient wisdom, and current research and cutting-edge practices (design thinking, lean startup methods, job crafting). Who should attend: All seeking a good life and good work. All who want more–who want a life infused with their values, passions, and aspirations. Why settle?

The Common Traps of Living. What are the common traps that lead us to frustration, disengagement, burnout, or dissatisfaction? Here we help you identify derailers based on extensive research and work with professionals, leaders, seekers, and changemakers worldwide. How can we avoid these traps? (Check out my Traps Test (Common Traps of Living) to help you identify what’s getting in the way of your happiness, quality of life, and fulfillment.)


Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations. What kind of leadership does it take to build an organization or team that achieves exceptional results, operates with integrity, and operates sustainably? Raise your sights about leadership and build a culture of high-performance and engagement. Based on Gregg’s book, Triple Crown Leadership, based on interviews with leaders in 61 organizations in 11 countries and a winner of the International Book Awards. Who should attend: Management teams, executives, boards, managers, emerging leaders, changemakers.

Leadership Derailers: What’s Taking Your Leadership Off Track? What are your leadership derailers, the things that take you off track and inhibit your leadership effectiveness? Too often, we focus on what to do as leaders, and we neglect the things we need to stop doing, the things that get us into trouble. Here Gregg notes the most common leadership derailers—including an interactive session in which you can discover your own and then get to work on addressing them. Check out his new Leadership Derailers Assessment.


Take the Traps Test

We all fall into traps in life. Sometimes we’re not even aware of it, and we can’t get out of traps we don’t know we’re in. Evaluate yourself with our Traps Test.


Why Work with Gregg

  • Deep experience with personal, professional, and leadership transitions
  • Rare combination of practical experience and extensive research, including three books
  • Extensive experience with market-leading organizations across industries and sectors
  • Exceptional to work with
  • Rave reviews from clients
  • Gregg works first to understand your context and goals, and then to deliver top-notch services with deep impact

Check out these Testimonials about Gregg Vanourek’s work.

Take the Traps Test

Discover some of the common traps of living--things that get in the way of our happiness, quality of life, and fulfillment.

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