About Our Owner
Leveraging 31 years of corporate leadership experience, Brian Gareau specializes in strategic, tactical, and practical solutions to engage and accelerate high performance.
Brian is serving as a Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board. In this role, he supports The Conference Board’s Human Capital Practice which includes The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts and programs in a broad spectrum of human capital areas.
Brian is the co-inventor of Caterpillar’s patent-pending Cultural Assessment Process (CAP) and was actively involved in the redesign of their global Employee Opinion Survey (EOS) process and the launch of their Corporate Values. Brian also helped lead the design and execution of Caterpillar’s highly successful global Employee Engagement strategy.
During his career he spent time in Manufacturing, Corporate Public Affairs, Parts & Service Sales, Logistics, and HR. He managed multiple operations and was directly involved in nine new plant start-ups. Brian has provided OE/OD consulting services to nearly 200 locations around the globe.
Brian is the author/co-author of four books: 180 Ways to Build Employee Engagement, A Slice of Life: The Benefits of Personal Engagement. Evan's Big Surprise and Reagan's Special Tree; and contributing author of The Engaged Workplace: Organizational Strategies. He has been a featured speaker at: The Conference Board, Corporate Leadership Council, Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), CUE, Dallas SHRM, CONEXPO, Con-Way Transportation, 3M, Texas A&M University, Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA), SIGMA, McDonalds Corporation, DuPage SHRM, Kenexa, Crossroads United Methodist Church, and Bloomington-Normal HR Council.
In April 2017, Crittenton Center presented Brian with the Dr. Cindy Fischer Kids First Award for Excellence for his consistent support to their mission.