Lunch with a Leader – Barry Shrock

Barry ShrockHave you ever been around someone that just brightens your day?  Barry Schrock of Summit Coaching and Consulting Group is that kind of person.  Jim and I had lunch with him recently and from the moment we sat down, we both knew Barry was going to add value to our day.

Barry grew up in Ohio and like any Midwestern student, loved sports and underachieved in the classroom, until a day that changed his life.  He was called into an office by one of the coaches in the building who altered the path of his life forever.  This person shared they saw more potential in Barry than he saw in himself.  She saw Barry as a future teacher and coach!

Fast forward to today – Barry took the advice, changed his grades, redirected his path, and be became an outstanding educator, administrator, and successful basketball coach at the collegiate and high school levels.  He has used these leadership principles to guide thousands of individuals through the Clifton StrengthsFinder program to help them become the best person they could be.

The biggest takeaway for me during our time with Barry was how positive he was throughout our conversation.  He was not interested in us getting the “sales pitch” about his business, but he genuinely listened and cared about what we had to say and provided amazing feedback to questions we were asking him.

If you as an individual or your company is looking to go from good to excellent in production or leadership development, Barry and his group is worth a call.  You can reach Summit Coaching and Consulting at

by Jere Johnson

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly Highlights March 2 First Fridays!

I shared an image on LinkedIn on Saturday about this, but I realize that most could not read the article that the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly published by Gwen Clayton.  So here is the link to that article:  Leadership forum covers conflict resolution

Thank you, Gwen, for sharing about Brian DeCook‘s presentation and for informing folks about First Fridays!  We appreciate this!

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Team Smart Relationships – a Recap of March 2 First Fridays

img_2273Brian DeCook has provided the following Executive Summary of his content from last week’s First Fridays presentation.  If you, your department, or company would like to contact Brian, his contact information is listed below.  As you know, he can bring value to you and your team!

Team Smart Relationships – Presentation Summary

1. A Conflict Culture consists of the values, attitudes, goals and practices
related to the way a team processes and responds to conflict.

2. Two Essential Values – Respect & Responsibility

3. Respect – Treating others the way you want to be treated

4. Responsibility – Doing what you agreed or were assigned to do and
doing it to the best of your ability.

5. The Three Relationship Engines – Authority, Correction, and Offense

6. Authority – The Power to Serve

7. Correction – The Power to Grow

8. Offense – The Power to Transform

9. Team Smart Moment – A moment in workplace interaction when a
relationship is diminished or damaged. When a team smart moment
occurs, someone feels slighted, attacked, or wronged.

10. Every team smart moment provides leaders with an opportunity to
reinforce the conflict culture values of respect and responsibility.

TwoFires Consulting
Speaker: Brian DeCook
Contact Information:
Tel. 855.747.3223

March 2 Topic

March 2 2018 promo

Brian DeCook is ready for us on March 2.  His topic next month will be “Team Smart Relationships:  Conflict & the Leader’s Role”.  You will not want to miss Brian’s presentation!

To reserve your FREE spot, click on the following link or on the promo above.  Our room is filling up!

March 2 First Fridays with Brian DeCook