Our core leadership team combines decades of accomplishment in business leadership and management consulting with 40 years of teaching experience at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Brian Griffith has taught about leadership and teams at Vanderbilt since 1998. In order to encourage open communication within student teams, he created an anonymous, online peer assessment tool in 2009 for giving and receiving meaningful feedback. The G360 survey platform proved to be such a powerful catalyst for learning and development that it rapidly became a recognized industry leader among businesses and organizations who wanted to help their managers and teams succeed.
Soon, companies all over the country wanted leadership training based upon the G360 assessment. Two and three day Leadership Academies were created to provide training based on the G360 results and customized to the needs of individual organizations. Cherrie Wilkerson and Garnett Slatton added their considerable business and teaching experience to lead these custom workshops along with Dr. Griffith. Most recently, Executive Coaching has been added for those who would benefit from one-on-one debrief sessions. G360 assessments, leadership academies, and executive coaching are powerful tools that led one of our clients to say, “You saved my career.”
Dr. Brian Griffith is an adjunct professor, author and former director of the Human and Organizational Development Program at Vanderbilt University. He joined Vanderbilt in 1998 and spent his academic career studying how people learn and grow and develop. He has written two books: “Effective Groups: Concepts and Skills to Meet Leadership Challenges” and “Working in Teams: Moving from High Potential to High Performance.” He has received both the Peabody Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching and the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at Vanderbilt. He earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education, an M.Div. in Pastoral Ministries, and a B.A. in Engineering Physics from various institutions.
Cherrie Wilkerson is an Assistant Dean at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. She has taught undergraduates, graduate students and executives for the past 12 years. Her academic and consulting interests lie in finance, marketing and entrepreneurship. While at Vanderbilt, she has received the Distinguished Faculty Award and has been recognized by Vanderbilt alumni as one of the top 10 people who had an impact on their students. Prior to Vanderbilt, Prof. Clark was a partner for 13 years with Executive Perspectives and Bain & Co. in Boston before that. Cherrie received her MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.
Garnett Slatton has taught business management, entrepreneurship, and corporate strategy at Vanderbilt University since 2008. In the business world, he has led several organizations as CEO and consulted for many others. He has helped organizations in such diverse areas as financial software, tire manufacturing, international health, computer services, a suburban megachurch, global pharmaceuticals, and artificial intelligence. Garnett began his career as a consultant and manager at Bain & Company, and as CEO turned around an unprofitable NBA franchise, achieving the most profitable years in its history. His undergraduate degree in Management Science is from Duke University, and his MBA from the Harvard Business School.