Our Story

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.”

Core Team

Dr. Brian Griffith is an adjunct professor, author and former director of the Human and Organizational Development Program at Vanderbilt University. He has written two books on team leadership and recieved numerous teaching awards. He earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina and has trained over a thousand counselors and coaches.

Cherrie Wilkerson is an Assistant Dean at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Prior to Vanderbilt, Dean Clark was a partner for 13 years with Executive Perspectives and Bain & Company. before that. Cherrie received her MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt.

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 many others with Bain & Company. He got his undergraduate degree from Duke University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.