David Grossman - The Grossman Group. Chicago, IL, US

David Grossman David Grossman

Founder and CEO | The Grossman Group

Chicago, IL, US

David Grossman, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, is one of America’s foremost authorities on communication inside organizations

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Biography

David Grossman, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, is one of America’s foremost authorities on communication and leadership inside organizations. He’s a sought-after speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 leaders, and author of the highly-acclaimed books, “You Can’t NOT Communicate: Proven Communication Solutions That Power the Fortune 100,” and its follow-up, “You Can’t NOT Communicate 2.”

A frequent media source for his expert commentary and analysis on employee and leadership issues, David has been featured on “NBC Nightly News,” CBS MoneyWatch and in the Chicago Tribune and LA Times.

David counsels leaders at top organizations to unleash the power of strategic internal communication and drive performance. Clients include Accor, AOL, HTC, GlaxoSmithKline, LifeScan (a Johnson & Johnson Company), Lockheed Martin, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Nielsen, DuPont Pioneer, and Symantec, to name a few.

He’s Founder/CEO of The Grossman Group (www.yourthoughtpartner.com), an award-winning Chicago-based strategic leadership development and internal communications consultancy, and teaches at Columbia University, NYC.

Industry Expertise (6)

Corporate Leadership Public Relations and Communications Corporate Training Training and Development Management Consulting Professional Training and Coaching

Areas of Expertise (5)

Leadership Communications Communications Strategies and Best Practices Effective Management Communications Employee Engagement Internal Branding

Accomplishments (8)

IABC Recommended Speaker (professional)

The “IABC Recommended Speaker” designation has been given to those who have received a favorable rating of 85% or higher at the IABC World Conference and should receive strong ratings with similar audiences.

Silver Sabre Thought Leadership Finalist (professional)

The SABRE Awards, administered by The Holmes Group, recognize superior achievement in public relations programs that demonstrate the highest standards of innovation, integrity and effectiveness.

National Speakers Association Member (professional)

The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the premier organization for professional speakers.

Twice Named PR Week Boutique Agency of the Year (professional)

This award recognizes financial and client-list growth, client retention, and PR creativity and innovation.

Top 500 Diversity-Owned Businesses (professional)

The Div500 is a classification that represents the top 500 diversity-owned businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services.
2010-2012

ABC Accreditation (professional)

IABC’s accreditation program is the global standard of professional achievement for business communicators. Accredited members practicing around the world apply the same strategic management process in all communication disciplines, across diverse cultures, and in for-profit and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

APR Accreditation (professional)

Established in 1964, the Accreditation Program is the profession’s only national post-graduate certification program. It measures a public relations practitioner’s fundamental knowledge of communications theory and its application; establishes advanced capabilities in research, strategic planning, implementation and evaluation; and demonstrates a commitment to professional excellence and ethical conduct.

PRSA Fellow (professional)

The College of Fellows is an honorary organization within PRSA comprised of more than 300 senior practitioners and educators, each of whom has left a significant footprint on the public relations profession.

Education (2)

University of Wisconsin-Madison: Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Northwestern University: Master of Arts, Corporate Communications

Affiliations (2)

  • APR Fellow PRSA
  • ABC

Testimonials (16)

Attendee, 2011 | IABC World Conference

“Wow—great session! Pertinent info, presented in a way I understand. Thank You.”

Attendee, Caterpillar | Inc.

“David’s presentation was EXCELLENT...couldn’t have been more pleased.”

Senior Leader, Abbot | Laboratories

“I just wanted to let you know that a number of staff mentioned to me (unprompted) how valuable and timely they found David’s presentation. It appears to have really hit the mark!”

Susan Schmitt, Senior Vice President, Human Resources | Rockwell Automation

“If you aren't using the principles that David teaches, you are not optimizing the power of your people."

Vice President , Global Leadership Development & Talent Management | The Nielsen Company

“I thought the session really hit on a highly relevant subject and was really useful. I learned something new which is always a great feeling and it will help in my continued leadership development.”

Stephanie DeDeaux , Communications Lead | Hess Corporation

"Learned so much from David's workshop based on "You Can't Not Communicate." Can't wait to learn more!"

Attendee, IABC | International Conference

“This session was incredible. Worth the entire conference fee.”

Attendee, IABC | World Conference

“Excellent speaker/presentation. Lots of good practical information organized in very useable way. Tangible take-aways!”

Attendee, NBC | Universal Pictures

“This [presentation] contributed to my personal growth and development…”

Attendee, PRSA | Public Relations Society of America

“Captivating Speaker… very engaging. [David] shares valuable information with insights on how to apply it!”

Attendee, Abbott | Laboratories

“The communications presentation was very good. There are very few presenter's who can talk to a group that large for only an hour and have them walk away with both theory and some tactical tools that can be applied the next day.”

Rick Phillips, Vice President of Communications | Nationwide Insurance

"David Grossman nails the detailed nuances as well as the basic blocking and tackling about leadership communication.”

Patricia M. Crull, Ph.D. , Vice President, Chief Learning Officer | Time Warner Cable

“David Grossman takes the common sense of great communication and provides the tools, techniques, and motivation to help every business leader—from supervisor to CEO—make it common practice.”

Attendee, | Melcrum

“David is an excellent presenter. He kept the workshop moving quickly and the information was absolutely relevant.”

John Greisch, CEO | Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

“Grossman's combination of instinctual perception and practical advice is rare.”

David B. Speer, Chairman & CEO | Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

“Grossman’s principles and fundamentals for effective communications are constant reminders that to truly make progress, we need to share information across our company in the right way, at the right time, with the right people.”

Event Appearances (27)

Changing Culture Starting at the Top

PRSA International Conference  Orlando, FL

2011-10-16

Communicating Context

The Nielsen Company  Rye, NY

2011-04-15

You're Already Doing It: What to Do When You Can't Not communicate

PRSA Hampton Roads  Norfolk, VA

2011-10-14

You're Already Doing It: What to do When You Can't Not Communicate

First Citizens Bank  Pinehurst, NC

2011-03-23

You're Already Doing It: What to Do When You Can't Not communicate

The Executive Roundtable  Webinar

2011-09-30

You're Already Doing It: What to do When You Can't Not Communicate

IABC Chicago  Chicago, IL

2011-02-03

Changing Culture Starting at the Top

IABC Employee Communications Conference  Alexandria, VA

2011-09-15

You're Already Doing It: What to do When You Can't Not Communicate

GlaxoSmithKline  London, UK

2011-02-16

You're Already Doing It: What to do When You Can't Not Communicate

The Nielsen Company  Schaumburg, IL

2011-09-06

Building Our Communication Skills

Texas Instruments  Dallas, TX

2011-01-13

You're Already Doing It: What to do When You Can't Not Communicate

The Nielsen Company  Itasca, IL

2011-08-10

You're Already Doing It: What to do When You Can't Not Communicate

National Pest Management Association  Scottsdale, AZ

2011-07-23

The Power of Internal Branding to Drive Employee Action: The Communicator's Secret Weapon

IABC World Conference  San Diego, CA

2011-06-15

You're Already Doing It: What to do When You Can't Not Communicate

Pioneer Hi-Bred, A DuPont Company  Des Moines, IA

2011-05-24

You're Already Doing It: What to do When You Can't Not Communicate

HighMount E&P  Dallas, TX

2011-05-19

You're Already Doing It: What to do When You Can't Not Communicate

Nationwide  Columbus, OH

2011-04-28

Improving Your Communication Effectiveness

HTC Corporation   Taipei, Taiwan

2011-11-11

Giving & Getting Feedback

MedStar Health   Columbia, MD

2012-01-31

You're Already Doing It: What to Do When You Can't Not Communicate

PRSA Cleveland   Cleveland, OH

2012-02-16

You're Already Doing It: What to Do When You Can't Not Communicate

American Society of Baking   Chicago, IL

2012-03-15

Leadership Communication

Financial Executives International (FEI) Summit   Orlando, FL

2012-05-21

Communicating in Times of Change

Pioneer Hi-Bred  Des Moines, IA

2012-01-10

Leadership Communication

Froedert Health   Milwaukee, WI

2012-05-22

Lessons from the Road

City of Calgary  Calgary, Alberta

2012-05-22

Communicating in Times of Change

Arizona Public Service   Phoenix, AZ

2012-06-27

21st Century Communications: Successful strategies to deliver authentic communications that engage employees and build reputation

IABC World Conference  Chicago, IL

2012-06-26

You're Already Doing It: What to Do When You Can't Not communicate

PRSA Tampa  Tampa, FL

2012-06-22

Sample Talks (5)

You're Already Doing It: What to Do When You Can't NOT Communicate

David offers practical insights on how top leaders differentiate themselves. From learning the realities of a new workplace where leaders must be communicators to understanding how communication can directly influence the bottom line, audiences take away valuable perspective, best practices, and proven, actionable tools that they can start using right away.

21st Century Communications: Successful strategies to deliver authentic communications that engage employees and build reputation

In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, multi-dimensional business environment, leaders compete to get their messages through to employees and new lessons are emerging from today’s corporate front-line. Join David as he shares key learnings from his experiences with leaders and employees of Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Learn the Top 10 Standout Strategies that leaders and communicators can use to bring humanity and corporate character to the workplace and help leaders connect with employees

The Power of Internal Branding: The Communicator’s Secret Weapon

Building great brands starts on the inside. In today’s uncertain times, how do you drive engagement with employees that empowers them to help you build your organization’s reputation and deliver on your Brand Promise? What might the impact be of harnessing the power of your internal audiences to tell your story and advocate for your organization? Learn the promise and power of a strong internal brand.

Getting to Great: How to Fast-Track Your Leadership Impact

Leaders are made, not born. Whether a team leader or not, everyone can sharpen the leadership and influencing skills needed for both professional and personal growth. If you want to advance your career, work more effectively with your teams, and better serve your clients, you need to develop the ability to truly lead and influence — not just manage and direct.

Face-to-Face Communication: Proven Approaches from the “Anti-Social Media Guy”

Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter — while technology might seem faster and easier, it’s not the end-all-be-all connector or motivator. The truth is employees crave a real connection and they want to be inspired and engaged through good ol’ fashioned conversation. Turn off the Blackberry and open your eyes to what’s possible when you’re “about face.”

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  • Keynote
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5000 to 10000
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