Gregory Tall is a dynamic, high-energy keynote speaker and experienced career coach. Ever since the fifth grade when his weekly progress reports always had a checkmark in the box next to “Talks too much,” Gregory was destined to be a professional speaker! Throughout his career, Gregory has been recognized for his charismatic delivery style and his unique ability to create engaging educational experiences for groups by having something interesting to say and having an interesting way to say it.
In 2015, Gregory combined his passion for public speaking, his gift for inspiring people to excel personally and professionally and his entrepreneurial spirit to found the Gregory Tall Company. The Gregory Tall Company delivers provocative keynote talks in the areas of career success, financial literacy and motivation and also provides 1-on-1 career coaching that targets recent graduates and early-career professionals.
Prior to launching the Gregory Tall Corporation, Gregory accumulated over 14 years of experience in talent acquisition, talent development and human resources management. His past roles have included Director of Talent Development for a Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” employer and Director of Human Resources for a Chicago Tribune “100 Top Workplaces” employer. Gregory also founded and is still actively involved in Successions Inc., a company that designs and delivers business soft skills training, manager training and leadership development sessions for organizations committed to investing in the success of their people.
Gregory holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Morris Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations.
Industry Expertise (6)
Training and Development
Professional Training and Coaching
Staffing and Recruiting
Areas of Expertise (7)
Motivating and Inspiring
Coaching & Leadership
Coach Yourself to Success
Motivating and Training Leaders
Manager and Supervisor Training
Professional in Human Resources Certification (professional)
The certification, awarded by the HR Certification Institute, signifies that Gregory possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the field.
Morris Graduate School of Management: Master of Business Administration, Human Resources Management
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - College of Business: Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing
- University of Illinois Alumni Association
- Workshop Leader
- Corporate Training