“We’ve had the great pleasure of working with Gleb. He’s been wonderful to work with, easy to communicate with. He helped us to work within our budgetary limitations and was very effective in his presentation. Gleb is very relatable. He communicated in a very clear and easy to understand way, very clear key takeaways that people could utilize in their personal life and as well as the campuses that they are supporting.”
Zenobia Hargust, the Director of Equal Opportunity and Engagement at Swarthmore College
“Gleb worked with us collaboratively during the whole process before the day of the event to get feedback on what’s important in HR and on all areas of success and pitfalls. He presented what was important to the audience, making the event great. The presentation that he gave had a great impact on the audience because it brought real experiences to their mind, giving them takeaways that they can go back and implement back in their everyday lives in HR.”
Robyn Salvo, Director of Human Resources at Monmouth University
“We hired Gleb to speak at our Leadership Conference in 2018. I found Gleb to be very personally relatable and we were able to get concrete information so we could utilize better decision making. Gleb also incorporated many of the issues we are having in terms of internal communications because we are growing so quickly and he incorporated that into his speech and we found that to be hugely useful. I can tell you that one of the things that I gleaned from the presentation was a better way of decision making around the fact that people often go with their gut when the reality is they need to be asking themselves some more specific questions.Your gut is not always telling you the right thing to do, which is contrary to what we all think, so it’s really useful information. I highly recommend Gleb.”
Kara Cermak, Senior Vice President of Learning and Development at RealManage
“Gleb presented to members of the National Association of Women Business Owners. He spoke to us about common pitfalls of decision making and how we may avoid them. His interactive presentation provided many takeaways, even for the solopreneur and microbusiness owner. Of particular note was Gleb’s depth of knowledge as evidenced by how thoughtfully he tailored his message to an audience of female leaders.”
Susan Lear, President/CEO, Balance Employee Assistance Provider
“EWI is an engineering services consulting firm. We contacted Gleb to acquire some insights in how to motivate scientific people to ‘sell’ themselves – a constant challenge of the business. Gleb used his researched-based approach to behavioral psychology to engage us in a conversation that provided several very helpful insights into how we communicate with our people. We were using far too much business-speak that was not connecting emotionally with our people. For example we have stopped using the word ‘brand’ and now use the word reputation – which resonates with scientists. So I have to say that one of the things Gleb said to me – I am not an engineer and have never been an engineer – but I work in human resources. And he started talking to me about emotions. My first response was: “engineers have emotions?” And he went on to teach me that engineers – scientists – although they like to think of themselves as rational animals, still are primarily driven like the rest of us by emotional thinking and emotional responses to language. Gleb has been an unexpected and practical resource for us.”
Mark Matson, Vice President of Human Resources at EWI
“I will never approach decision making the same again. You gave me some wonderful insights on cognitive biases and how they influence our decisions. I plan to use your premortem process with my team and our board. I am also eager to do more research on cognitive biases. Very interesting. Thank you again for valuable education that will support my work.”
Teresa Trost, Executive Director of Community Shares of Mid Ohio
“We received a very insightful, engaging presentation from Dr. Gleb Tsipursky on avoiding disasters in the HR and Payroll professions. I think our members will take away a lot of great skills to apply every day at their jobs including how to avoid payroll errors, how to manage pre-mortem discussions and how important they are, especially if we are having major projects, and many many more skills. I think they also like the fact that we had plenty of resources to take with us, including his book and additional resources that were provided during his presentation, as well as the great exercises that we did today as part of the seminar.”
Dana Chambers, Senior Payroll Manager at Wells Fargo
“Gleb Tsipursky spoke to a room of Vistage members and guests on avoiding disasters through science-based decision-making. I was glad that Gleb provided my members with decision-making strategies that combine cutting-edge research with pragmatic business case studies.
From the start, Gleb made the presentation highly relevant with local case studies and topical recent events -- and by asking each audience member about the decision-making challenges they face, and then working with these examples. Gleb took many opportunities to connect his content to the audience's knowledge and had extensive group interactions where audience members worked with each other (with Gleb's input) to solve specific problems that their organizations faced.
The audience was highly engaged throughout, asking extensive questions and taking many notes on the highly-organized handouts provided by Gleb. From the commentary of audience members during and after the presentation, each gained a number of take-aways that they were excited to bring back to their organization and implement.
As a meeting planner, I can attest that Gleb is great to work with: he communicates clearly and thoroughly, provides all the relevant materials such as bio and handouts in a timely manner, arrives early to set up and greet attendees to make them comfortable, and in general does everything that you would want a speaker to do. I look forward to organizing future presentations by Gleb for other members of my Vistage groups, and can recommend him wholeheartedly as an excellent speaker.”
Artie Isaac, Vistage Chair for Central Ohio
“Dr. Gleb Tsipursky presented “Help Clients Avoid Disasters Through Science-Based Decision-Making” to the International Coaches Federation of Columbus. He responded to every request I made for documents, etc., immediately. His presentation style is warm and engaging. His presentation and slides were excellent. Even the most senior coaches (25+ years coaching experience) were really surprised and impressed with the information he gave us. Several want to see him again, and some even want an all day training session! He is a snap to work with, has very interesting scientific information, and is a delightful presenter. I highly recommend him!”
Eleanor Meekins, Owner at Eleanor Meekins & Associates
“Our community leaders benefited from Dr. Tsipursky’s expertise, presentation, and insights during a Columbus Foundation Nonprofit Forum. We collaborated to bring a “Science of Decision Making” presentation to the Central Ohio nonprofit community. The content was delivered in a digestible way that covered high-level theory, while also providing tactics and tools that could be immediately implemented. The audience had very positive feedback, and I was pleased to be able to offer the content, and expertise to the sector.”
Dan Sharpe, Vice President, Community Research and Grants Management
“The entire Leadership Team of Synergy National was very impressed with your presentation. Your remarks and insights were excellent and set the tone for a meaningful and productive meeting. As a result, we were ‘working from’ from a common foundation and mindset and I feel that we accomplished more during our Leadership Retreat than we would have, if you had not presented your material. So, for that…..our sincere gratitude and appreciation!”
Diane Wingerter, founder of TradeShow Doctor
“Gleb applies the discipline of his research to the practical tools he has crafted for effective decision-making. CCODN benefited greatly from his expertise, as well as his clear, thought-provoking and interactive facilitation. He is both learned and passionate — well positioned to enlighten and guide organizations to growing their effective decision-making capacity. We are glad he is part of our learning community.”
Peggy Wibble, SPHR, Organization Effectiveness Expert and Leadership Coach
“This is a must for everyone who calls themselves a professional coach!
Dr. Gleb’s “Coaching the Analytical Mind” is a winner! This fun and engaging presentation enabled me to gain an in-depth understanding of how the analytical mind works, how to build trust using evidence-based strategies, and applying these strategies to deeply connect with clients who are analytically-minded. What I appreciated most about working with Dr. Gleb was his upbeat style, knowledge, compassion, and unique ability to breathe life, excitement, and relevance into the scientific principles. Dr. Gleb under promised and over delivered- a hallmark of Dr. Gleb’s work. I encourage the reader to sign up for the next offering!”
Dr. Eli Shur, Director, Elemental Coaching and Consulting
“Dr. Gleb Tsipursky recently presented at IPMA-HR. He is a thought leader, researcher and engaging speaker and author. He provided not only the research but also the application in the workplace. His presentation was very well received and appreciated by myself and our members. Thank you Dr. Tsipusky.”
Mary Rowe, Human Resources Director for the Oregon Metro
"I heard Dr. Tsipursky speak at both a Columbus Metropolitan Club Forum and a HRACO Conference. I was impressed both times. I left the conference session in particular with several action steps, and have been especially surprised that he's followed up with me on those steps to provide further assistance as I try to apply what I've learned from him. I highly recommend Dr. Tsipursky as a very knowledgeable expert in his field who teaches people how to actually put knowledge into action after his presentation."
Kelly Atkinson, MBA, Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator and Office Administrator at Barnes & Thornburg LLP
"The takeaway from Dr. Tsipursky's presentation that I continue to use and have included in my position as a corporate educator is to remove the emotion and feeling from a situation and deal directly with the facts and evidence based information. This is particularly useful in my discussions about incident reporting and disaster preparedness."
Melissa Campbell, Corporate Director of Education & Development, Bloom Senior Living
"If you are a company that is seeking a speaker to address cognitive biases that result in problematic behaviors impacting diversity and inclusion within an organization and a company's bottom line, contact Gleb.
He will be able to provide you tools, resources, and proven science-based techniques that can increase motivation and engagement in the workplace to result in a healthy working culture in your organization."
Babiya Polk, Aflac Agent Team Leader
“The Good Lab worked with Gleb to understand his philosophy and approach through his 4 key components to living with meaning and purpose. These 4 components were used as a framework in our innovation workshop, to identify new and massive commercial opportunities that could help people live with meaning and purpose. Gleb helped convey this framework in an accessible and engaging manner to our charity partners and industry experts, who responded well and used this framework to generate a multitude of ideas for commercial opportunities. Gleb’s combination of scholarly expertise around meaning and purpose, and savvy in understanding how to tie people’s needs and desires to commercial opportunities, was crucial to achieving our outcomes.”
Laura Williams, Head of Front-End Innovation at the Good Lab
“We were dealing with a serious conflict between two team members about perceptions of broken trust and potential disclosure of confidential information. We turned to Disaster Avoidance Experts to consult with us on addressing this issue, with the intention of confronting the team members to investigate the disclosure of this information.
Gleb helped make us aware of the underlying emotional drivers of the two team members, particularly feelings of alienation, which would be worsened as a result of a confrontation, and potentially result in a valuable employee leaving. As a result of this consultation, we decided to move forward without a confrontation, instead focusing on addressing the feelings of alienation. We were glad that the employee who we were going to confront took it upon themselves to reach out to the other team member and mend fences, and now they're in a better place with each other.
We are grateful for Gleb's insights into the emotional perspectives of the two team members, which made us better suited to deal with this situation, and retain a valuable employee."
Cindy C. Winters, Principal at Eagle Commercial Realty Services