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Our Founder

 Our Founder

Dr. Brett Richards, Ph.D.
President, Connective Intelligence Inc.

Dr. Brett Richards, Ph.D., is the founder and President of Connective Intelligence Inc., a niche consultancy which specializes in the development of customized training and organizational development solutions in a wide range of industries, globally.  Brett offers deep expertise in executive development, team dynamics, innovation and strategic thinking.  Alongside the clients he serves with Connective Intelligence, Brett is also a sought after practitioner instructor at the Schulich Executive Education Centre affiliated with York University’s Business School.

Brett is a leading global Master Trainer in Effective Intelligence®, an international business-based system designed to improve individual and team thinking skills, and system-wide collaboration. Leveraging over 18 years of experience applying the concepts of thinking and organizational intelligence within a business context, Brett has developed and published a comprehensive suite of performance tools which he provides to a growing number of training and organizational development professionals around the world.

With a long time interest and academic training in emotional intelligence, he has also served as a Master Trainer and Coach with the EQ-i® (emotional quotient inventory) and is the developer of Emotional Power®, a practical business-based model used to apply the concepts of emotional intelligence in the workplace.

Brett completed his Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems. His dissertation focused on organizational innovation and cognition, and he has developed a new empirical tool to assess an organization’s ability to grow through innovation and adaptive change called, the OGI® (Organizational Growth Indicator).

Brett is a published author in both business and academic publications. He recently wrote a book for business leaders called, Grow Through Disruption: Breakthrough Mindsets to Innovate, Change and Win with the OGI., available on Amazon.