About Guy Harris
Guy Harris’ career includes service as a nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. Navy submarine fleet, various supervisory/managerial roles in the chemical industry and personal business ownership. In the early 1990s, he began to actively pursue the practical application of leadership, communication, team building and conflict resolution principles.
He is a Certified Human Behavior Specialist, a Master Trainer in the DISC Model of Human Behavior, and a Conflict Resolution Subject Matter Expert.
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.
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.
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. His past clients include: Sun Chemical Co., Ivy Tech Community College, The Good Samaritan Society, Redbox, Purdue University, Delta Career Education, The American Farm Bureau Association, Butler University, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Panda Express, and many others.
Guy is the co-author of From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, Sell Naked on the Phone, and The Behavior Bucks System. He has been a contributing author, content developer and editor on other books and training materials including: Presenting With Style; Leadership @ Work, Leadership Brief and To The Point, and Leadership: It’s an Inside Job.
Guy’s blog, The Recovering Engineer Blog, is about learning to get out of your own way and learning to take a close look at your thoughts, feelings, responses and reactions to find better and more effective ways to build and maintain both personal and professional relationships.
He also hosts the Talk Like a Leader Podcast, a weekly podcast exploring the mindset, skillset, and habit set of leadership communication.
Praise for Guy
“Guy [Harris] did a fine job keeping everyone involved and interested. It was one of the best informational seminars I have attended.”
– D. Searfoss, Jr, G.A. Wintzer & Son
“Guy did an excellent job, spoke clearly, answered all questions. Loved his stories;they were real life scenarios that I could connect with.”
– R. Manzano, Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino
“Guy is a very informative and helping person. I am new to my role, and this seminar opened my eyes to the “personal” side of running a team.”
– J. Varela, CL Refrigeration
“Guy Harris has valuable experiences to share and stories that made the information easier to understand and digest. Providing real life examples enhanced the training and provided easy references to make connections.”
– P. Veras, CUNY/York College
“I really think this topic/subject matter is necessary for organizational development. Even more, this particular course, taught by Guy [Harris], was delivered very well. I can think of how-needed this is for both our board and staff, given the nature/set-up of our organization – we deal with grantees, external partners, legislators, and clients. There’s different dynamics of conflict across the different stakeholders, so this would be excellent for our organization.”
– T. Johnson, Indiana Minority Health Coalition
“Guy [Harris] presented the training very well. I liked that he showed, discussed, and shared both the pros and cons of the steps involved in this transition. He kept his agenda very well in focus, and did not trail off on something irrelevant to the material or discussion. We discussed a few scenarios that hit close to home and to the office that I feel will benefit me in both my personal and professional life. Thank you and keep playing!”
– V. Reyes, Ranier View Water Co.
“From my experience attending seminars, the speaker makes or breaks the experience. Guy [Harris] did a great job discussing relevant information, and applying it to practical situations.”
– J. Robinson, Davis Graham & Stubbs
“Valuable experience. I learned a lot of things that I can take back to my office. Guy [Harris] is a great facilitator. He relates well and is really knowledgeable.”
– L. Tyler, Morton’s Steakhouse
“Guy Harris was/is a wonderful instructor with loads of information. I was very pleased with his speaking ability and how he made it a very exciting class.”
-H. Morrelli, Jr., Swinomish Casino
“I like how Guy [Harris] shares personal experiences of stories. It really helps me understand and relate so that I can put the information into effect in my own life. Also, I like how he has us do group activities and participate, but he does not put us on the spot.”
– J. van der Voorl, Warehouse Demo Services
“The teaching style of Guy [Harris] is great. He is realistic, down to earth, approachable and provides real life scenarios that I can apply to situations. I got a lot out of this course.”
– A. Henry, Straumann USA