Coaching and Training Solutions

Clients leverage Greg Githens’ expertise through 1:1 coaching. Greg provides the coaching by phone, Skype,  email, and face-to-face discussions.  This approach provides the best fit for the needs of an individual.

Interest is continuing to build for webinars. If you are interested in adding your name to the list of interested people, please let Greg know.




How to Think Strategically & Apply Business Acumen:

 Introduction, Examples, and Pragmatic Tools

Workshop Facilitator: Greg Githens, PMP, “The Strategic Thinking Coach”

Call 419-424-1164

This seminar provides clients/participants with the building blocks and the motivation to develop the strategic thinking. Strategic thinking is often confused with other similar types of thinking, and even with the concept of strategic planning. This workshop will help you understand the characteristics and purposes of each.

The ability to think strategically is the number 1 skills gap, as found in a survey of executives concerned about developing talent in the next generation of leaders.  This unique seminar will help the learner recognize the knowledge and attitude held by strategic thinkers, and develop skills for practice of all elements of strategic thinking.

The benefits include:

  • Individuals gain a more strategic mindset, and the skill in identifying and articulating insights that are useful for strategy development
  • Individuals gain recognition and visibility as valued contributors
  • Organizations improve at identifying opportunity, creating business value, and executing actions that create strategic advantage
  • Organizations can develop or enhance its talent pipeline


Module 0 – Introduction

Module 1 – Context and Examples for Thinking Strategically

Module 2 – Introduction to Thinking Strategically

Module 3 – Understanding How Business Models Create Value

Module 4 – Futures and Driving Change

Module 5 – Your Personal Development Plan



“I really enjoyed your class.  It was a stretch for me since I haven’t really studied strategic thinking.  I learned a lot and your class left me with a lot to think about. I particularly enjoyed how you wove real-life examples and relevant movie clips in to reinforce your message.”

“I think the class was well worth my time.  It left me with a lot to think about,
not only with my own career, but what can I do to move our company forward.”

Q: Can you tailor or customize How to Think Strategically & Apply Business Acumen for my organization?

A: Yes. I can tailor both the content and the delivery to meet the needs of the client and the audience.


Q: How long is the class?

A: 1 to 3 days, depending on the needs of the client. (Also, see the answer to the previous FAQ.)


Q: Do you offer this course to the public via open enrollment?

A: Yes. There are several more offerings in 2018 in Dallas, Orlando, and Portland. You can register through PMI Seminars World.  Note the course title: How to Think Strategically & Apply Business Acumen.

September 25- 26 in St. Paul. You can register through the PMI Minnesota Chapter.

Watch for future offerings; hopefully, in Florida, Texas, California, Minnesota, and District of Columbia. Let me know if you are interested in attending or in co-sponsoring the class.


Q: Do you offer other related courses?

A: Yes. I have courses in Leading Strategic Initiatives, Program/Project Management, Capturing Customer Requirements, and Effective Decisions Under Risk.


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