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Brian

Sector: Auto

Function: Human Resources

"Brian is excellent in translating complex theory into an orderly body of knowledge that is easily understood by the layman. He is a strong coach, and has great facilitation skills. He is most powerful ... More"

Former Director, Exxon

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Brian

Sector: Auto, Auto

Function: Human Resources, Human Resources

"Brian is excellent in translating complex theory into an orderly body of knowledge that is easily understood by the layman. He is a strong coach, and has great facilitation skills. He is most powerful ... More"

Former Director, Exxon

Languages:

English - North American

Sector:

Auto, Banking, Computer, Industrial Manufacturing, Insurance, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Telecommunications

Functional:

Human Resources, Consultant Development, Team Leadership, Transformation, Organization Assessment

Companies:

TransAmerica, ARCO (BP), Crocker Bank (Wells Fargo), Crown Zellerbach (Georgia Pacific)

Hobbies:

Dogs, Hiking, Movies & Film, Reading, swimming, public speaking, exploring world, continuous learning, Sports: Tennis, Vacations / Traveling

Introduction

Brian Yost has over 25 years’ experience in cutting-edge organization performance improvement work, including roles as Director and VP in Fortune 100 companies, external consultant and professor. His track record includes transformational turnarounds of six Fortune 500 businesses, and he has been recognized as being among the world’s top handful of Organization Development consultants. His focus is on providing the capabilities of the great, lasting, and most innovative, agile, responsible companies.

He is one of an elite group of consultants who can guide organization evolution to the frontier level of Regenerative Organization – enabling enlightened business innovation and disruption, and becoming competitor-proof and obsolescence-proof in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) environment.

His experience as an internal was in the following progressive organizations: Xerox, Transamerica, Crown Zellerbach (now GP), Atlantic Richfield (now BP), Crocker Bank (now Wells Fargo).



He has a track record few can match, including success in corporate-wide transformation work. As an external consultant, Brian has enabled organizations to make rapid and dramatic improvements in organizing, operating and business effectiveness. This includes turnarounds in five major corporations or business units, projects with returns of 1000-2000-to-1, savings in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and dozens of "impossible" breakthroughs on change initiatives.

He created The Thinking Organization Series to provide the thinking, teaming, leadership and consulting skills essential for high performance, and Change Leadership, an elegant, systemic replacement for Change Management (70% failure rate).

His clients, past and present, include: Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Siemens, Digital, Quantum, Exxon, Shell, Gulf, Mobil, NUMMI (Toyota/GM).

Core competencies include: organization assessment, organization redesign/transformation, innovation, breakthrough performance improvement, change leadership, team, leadership, & consultant development, culture change, group facilitation, strategic planning, conflict management and executive coaching.

Brian holds BA and MBA degrees from the University of Washington, UCLA and the Harvard Business School. He has taught in the USC and UCLA business schools and in top online MBA programs.

  • Working History

  • VP, HR Planning and Development

    Crocker Bank (now Wells Fargo)

  • Director, Organization Effectiveness

    Crown Zellerbach Corporation (now GP)

  • Managing Consultant

    Network Associates

  • Adjunct Faculty

    USC, UCLA, Ellis University

  • Education History

  • BA, Business Administration

    University of Washington

  • MBA, Organization Behavior

    Harvard and UCLA

Brian is excellent in translating complex theory into an orderly body of knowledge that is easily understood by the layman. He is a strong coach, and has great facilitation skills. He is most powerful in working with a team on real issues, and there is a lot at stake.
Former Director, Exxon