Did Your 2020 Plans Get Punched in the Face?

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Mike Tyson once said, “everyone has a plan until they’re punched in the face”. I think that about sums up 2020 for many. Sometimes plans go sideways and I’m gonna get a little personal. In 1987, my dad died suddenly of a heart attack and I found him Read More

Productivity vs. Activity

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. You’ve got a lot on your mind. Both personally and professionally, we all lead demanding lives and find ourselves pulled in different directions, responding to different pressures both constant and unanticipated. Life can be stressful. Some of these stresses are amazing opportunities – a promotion, an entrepreneurial pursuit, Read More

KEEP MOVING, the sun is about to come out!

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Yes, Covid sucks, 2020 in general sucks, the political era sucks, perhaps your career or income has stalled, perhaps other personal matters are impacting your success or happiness. Some days you just want to stay in bed! I get it, I can empathize on many levels. After that Read More

From Employee to Employer – Taking the Plunge

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO. Some people aspire to climb the corporate ladder taking on bigger scopes of responsibility, headcount, budget, or territory. Some people aspire to have a greater balance between their professional and personal lives – success defined less by income and promotion and more so by reduced stress and time Read More

Career Changes – Measure Your Inflection Point

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO I get a lot of inbound inquiries, typically a dozen a day, from professionals at varying stages of their careers seeking to understand how GM Ryan might be able to support them while in transition. Through 1000’s of conversations, I’ve learned that “in transition” can mean different things Read More

Crisis or Opportunity?

By Brian Mitchell, Managing Partner & CEO We all go through periods when the waters are calm and other times, sometimes seemingly suddenly, when we can’t imagine the waves crashing any harder or unpredictably in our lives. Moments of crisis can bring on panic, but they also tend to bring great clarity to what is Read More