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 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.


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 is a published business writer and has successfully completed his Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems (HOS). Brett’s dissertation focused on organizational innovation and cognition, and he has developed a new empirical tool to assess an organization’s ability to innovate and transform called, the OTQ-I™  (Organizational Transformation Quotient Inventory).