About Disaster Avoidance Experts
Disaster Avoidance Experts is a boutique future-of-work consultancy that helps tech and insurance executives drive collaboration, innovation, and retention in hybrid work.
The intuitive approach is to rely on the traditional office-centric culture in hybrid work. Unfortunately, research shows that what worked at the office doesn’t work for hybrid teams. The best practice is not to incrementally improve on the traditional office-centric culture, but to adopt a hybrid-first culture. This culture change dramatically improves collaboration, innovation, and retention for hybrid teams.
Tech and insurance executives retain our services to help them achieve their top priorities for hybrid work using evidence-based best practices. They trust our expertise, which is based on cutting-edge behavioral economics research in future-proofing, decision-making, and cognitive bias risk management in the future of work. It’s also based on hundreds of successful projects for our satisfied clients, which range from mid-size businesses and nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. They include Aflac, Applied Materials, Entergy, Grange Insurance, Honda, Lending Tree, Nationwide, University of Southern California, Wells Fargo, and Xerox, and gladly provide enthusiastic testimonials and references.
Our excellent client results and cutting-edge thought leadership were featured in over 650 articles and 550 interviews in prominent venues. These include Harvard Business Review, Fortune, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, CBS News, Time, Business Insider, Fast Company, CNBC, and many others. They were additionally featured in several best-selling books written by our CEO and Co-Founder Dr. Gleb Tsipursky. These include Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams: A Manual on Benchmarking to Best Practices for Competitive Advantage (Intentional Insights, 2021), The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020), and Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019). His writing was translated into Chinese, Spanish, French, Korean, Russian, Polish, German, and other languages.
Disaster Avoidance Experts is proud to be a social enterprise, donating significant staff time and all profits to popularizing science-based decision-making, cognitive bias risk management, and truth-seeking for a broad audience. It was co-founded and is led by a husband and wife team, who use behavioral science techniques to overcome cognitive biases keep their relationship flourishing despite working and living together 24/7 (especially during the pandemic).
If you want to drive collaboration, innovation, and retention in hybrid work, let’s explore whether we are an excellent match for your needs: contact us.
Dr. Gleb Tsipursky helps tech and insurance executives drive collaboration, innovation, and retention in hybrid work. He serves as the CEO of the boutique future-of-work consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts, which which helps organizations adopt a hybrid-first culture, instead of incrementally improving on the traditional office-centric culture.
A best-selling author of seven books, Dr. Gleb is well-known for his global bestseller, Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019). It’s the first book to focus on cognitive biases in business leadership and reveal how leaders can overcome these dangerous judgment errors effectively. He also wrote a global best-seller on effective professional and personal relationships, called The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020). It's the first book to focus on cognitive biases in professional and personal relationships and illustrate how we can defeat these dangerous judgment errors in our relationships. Earlier, he wrote The Truth Seeker’s Handbook: A Science-Based Guide (Intentional Insights, 2017), on how to overcome cognitive biases in all life areas. His newest book is Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams: A Manual on Benchmarking to Best Practices for Competitive Advantage (Intentional Insights, 2021). It focuses on best practices for adopting a hybrid-first model. His writing was translated into Chinese, Korean, German, Russian, Polish, Spanish, French, and other languages.
Dr. Tsipursky’s cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 650 articles and 550 interviews in prominent venues. These include Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Fast Company, CBS News, Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, Entrepreneur, The Conversation, Business Insider, Government Executive, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, NPR, Inc. Magazine, USA Today, and many others.
Dr. Tsipursky’s expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting, coaching, speaking, and training for innovative startups, major nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies, such as Aflac, Applied Materials, Entergy, Fifth Third Bank, Honda, Outreach Corporation, ProMedica, Reckitt, The Columbus Foundation, Wells Fargo, the World Wildlife Fund, Xerox, and over a hundred others who achieve outstanding client results.
His expertise also comes from his research and teaching background as a cognitive scientist studying the behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience of future-proofing, strategic decision making and planning, and cognitive bias risk management strategy in business and other contexts. He spent over 15 years in academia, including 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University and before that a Fellow and Lecturer at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His dozens of peer-reviewed academic publications have appeared in well-respected scholarly journals such as Behavior and Social Issues, Journal of Social and Political Psychology, and International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy.
His civic service includes over 4 years as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Intentional Insights, an educational nonprofit advocating for research-based decision-making in all life areas. He also co-founded the Pro-Truth Pledge, a civic project to promote truthfulness and integrity for individual professionals and leaders in the same way that the Better Business Bureau serves as a commitment for businesses. He serves on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal Behavior and Social Issues.
A highly in-demand international speaker, Dr. Tsipursky has over two decades of professional speaking experience across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, in-person and virtual, and received a Virtual Speaking Certification. He gets top marks from audiences for his highly facilitative, interactive, and humor-filled speaking style and the way he thoroughly customizes speeches for diverse audiences. Meeting planners describe Dr. Tsipursky as “very relatable,” as “a snap to work with,” and as someone who “does everything that you would want a speaker to do.” Drawing on best practices in adult learning, his programs address the wide spectrum of diverse learning styles, as attested by enthusiastic client testimonials and references. He regularly shares the stage with prominent leaders, for example on a roundtable panel with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Elhadj As Sy, Chancellor of Austria Brigitte Bierlein, CEO of Penguin Random House Markus Dohle, and billionaire philanthropist and Chair of the Bertelsmann Management Company Liz Mohn. You can also check out this brief speaker demo video, this short TED-style keynote video, this hour-long opening keynote video, this 45-minute webinar, and other speaking videos, learn more about frequently requested programs, get information targeted at meeting planners, and see his Speaker One Sheet for more information on his speaking.
Gleb earned his PhD in the History of Behavioral Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, his M.A. at Harvard University in 2004, and his B.A. at New York University in 2002. He lives in Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!) and in his free time, he makes sure to spend abundant quality time with his wife to avoid his personal life turning into a disaster.
Contact him at Gleb[at]DisasterAvoidanceExperts[dot]com, follow him on LinkedIn @dr-gleb-tsipursky, Twitter @gleb_tsipursky, Instagram @dr_gleb_tsipursky, Facebook @DrGlebTsipursky, Medium @dr_gleb_tsipursky, YouTube, and RSS. Most importantly, help yourself avoid disasters and maximize success, and get a free copy of the Assessment on Dangerous Judgment Errors in the Workplace, by signing up for his free Wise Decision Maker Course.