AT EVERY STEP
More than 25 years’ experience ensures you’re in good hands with Summiting Group.
Founder & Principal Consultant
BRYAN GILLETTE knows what it is like to reach the peak as he has stood on the summits of many mountains and successfully completed many physically and mentally challenging ultra-distance endurance events. He’s reached several ‘summits’ in his career as well.
Bryan has over 25 years’ experience in Leadership and Organizational Development with executive and senior-level responsibilities in small and large companies. Before starting his consulting practice, he was on the Executive Committee as the Vice President of Human Resources for a mid-size, global-technology company. In addition to running Human Resources and Payroll, he has extensive experience in Leadership Development, Organizational Design, Communications, and Mergers & Acquisitions.
His experience also includes coaching at all levels on a variety of issues such as change management, performance improvement, and communications. He takes a pragmatic approach and brings firsthand experience having managed teams of 2 to 270 people and multi-million-dollar projects. Although he is a former company executive, Bryan is known to roll up his sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done.
In these 25 years, he has taught leadership courses in many countries, consulted with executives, conducted needs analysis, and developed programs that drive the desired performance for the company to meet its objectives. With the consolidation of companies over the years, he has integrated over 40 acquisitions ranging from 8-person to 1,000+ person companies.
He holds an MBA from California State University and two Bachelors’ degrees from the University of California, Davis in Organizational Behavior and Communications. He also teaches graduate courses at California State University, East Bay on leadership.
To give back to the community, Bryan started up and ran the Bridge of Opportunity, a 501(c)3 foundation, to provide foster kids scholarships to attend college. He was the Co-Chair and founding Board Member for iGATE, a non-profit incubator to assist small green-related companies. And, he was the Co-Race Director for the Pleasanton Run for Education, a 3,000-person running race, which raised $250,000 for the local schools during his 4 years.
For recreation, he is a dedicated endurance athlete completing many long-distance cycling or running events including cycling across the United States, cycling 300 miles in 24 hours, and running 200 miles around Lake Tahoe in 76 hours. As an avid traveler, he recently spent one year with his wife and two boys traveling through South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.
His book, EPIC Performance: Lessons from 100 Executives and Endurance Athletes on Reaching Your Peak based on his experiences reaching lofty goals as well as the experience of 100+ CEOs, CxOs, founders, and endurance athletes who have also reached amazing goals will be published Summer 2022.
- Ran 205 miles around Lake Tahoe
- Cycled 4,000 miles across USA
- Cycled 300 miles in 1 day
- Rio Del Lago (100 mile run)
- Devil Mountain Double Century (200 mile bike)
- Davis Double Century (200 mile bike)
- Markleeville Death Ride (All 5 major summits)
- Traveled around world…Twice
- Founded a non-profit to pay for foster kids college
- Masters, Business Administration
- Bachelors, Organizational Behavior
- Bachelors, Communication
TOOLS & ASSESSMENTS
- 360-Degree Leadership Coach
- Hogan Personality Instruments
- Hogan Team Assessment
- Team Effectiveness Profile
- DiSC Communication Styles
- BEST Communication Styles
- DDI Leadership Instructor
- Mastering The Change Curve
- Thomas-Kilman Conflict Model
- Strength Deployment Inventory
- Succession Planning 9-Box
- Galbraith’s Org Design Model