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).