…draws on more than twenty-five years of combined professional and military experience when he consults, coaches, and trains in the areas of team and interaction dynamics, communication strategies and tactics, and emotional intelligence.
Guy helps people understand—and work through—the reasons that their relationships are getting in the way of getting things done.
Guy owns Principle Driven Consulting, a training and development company that improves results by reducing conflict and improving communication skills. He is also a master trainer and coach with the Kevin Eikenberry Group.
Prior to becoming a trainer, coach, and author, Guy served as a nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. Navy submarine force and he worked in leadership positions in both large and small business environments.
As a consultant, trainer, and coach, Guy has worked with large and small clients, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals from Boston to Brisbane and from Ottawa to Orlando.
Typical client concerns prior to working with Guy are forging a team from a group of individuals, moving a team past the conflict stage of team development, developing other leaders, expanding personal influence within the organization, communicating more effectively, and developing buy-in for new programs and processes.
With experience and training in technical disciplines and his further training in, and practical application of, human behavior and motivation principles, his unique skills consist of quickly connecting the technical and task-accomplishment necessities of business operations with the human factors that often limit rapid implementation and results.
Clients consistently comment on how quickly Guy helps them diagnose their “real” challenges and create plans for overcoming them. Workshop participants rave about the way his stories and experiences relate learning points in ways that are fun, engaging, and memorable.
Guy wrote a business parable titled The Coach: Conversations on Leadership, and he co-developed a parenting system called The Behavior Bucks System (iUniverse) to help parents reduce stress and frustration in their homes. He writes the Recovering Engineer Blog. He has also contributed to several books, including Sell Naked on the Phone and Presenting with Style (Personality Insights).
He has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering. He was a qualified Engineering Officer in the U.S. Navy. He is a master trainer and coach in the DISC Model of Human Behavior and a workplace conflict resolution expert.
Guy and his family currently live in a small town near Indianapolis, Indiana. He has lived, attended school, or worked in eleven of the fifty United States in the Southeast, Northeast, and Midwest in both small towns and large cities. In his professional life, he has traveled to Europe, Asia, Australia, and throughout North America. And he has worked with people at all organizational levels from the shop floor to the executive suite. This combined living, working, and educational experience gives him a broad view of human nature and interaction that comes through in his approach to working with and leading people.
Although the engineer in him still enjoys alone activities like woodworking, fixing things, reading, and playing with computer code, Guy loves being with his family, learning from others, and cooking for a party.