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Greg Hiebert has over 35 years of practicing, studying, teaching and coaching leadership. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1981, Greg served in a host of elite Army units to include two assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division where he served as an infantry unit commander and Battalion primary staff officer. Based upon his leadership academic performance, he was selected to teach leadership and organizational change at the United States Military Academy where he earned the highest educator ratings for teacher excellence and selected as the only non-tenured faculty member to teach the Academy’s graduate program on leadership and organizational change while serving as the Program Director for the Academy’s core leadership course. 


In 1993, McKinsey & Company, a global strategic consulting firm, recruited Greg to continue his focus on issues of leadership and organizational change in the private sector. BellSouth Telecommunications, a McKinsey Client, recruited Greg to form a small internal strategic consulting and organizational transformation group. As a key operational and strategic executive, he led several large-scale organizational change initiatives to include the creation of a $4 billion Small Business unit that included 22 call centers and 2200 employees serving 1.5 million customers. Greg was recruited away by a start up competitor where as Vice President of Operations he led a team of network and software engineers that developed and delivered e-business and Internet integration solutions to clients.

Greg then joined a global executive search firm, Egon Zehnder International, and provided human capital consulting services to clients consisting of senior executive search and assessment, succession planning, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness. In 3 years he conducted over 50 searches at the “C” level serving several Fortune 100 clients. He also implemented several large-scale senior executive assessment projects that provided client CEOs and their Boards with an in-depth assessment of their organization’s senior leadership supply. Following his deep passion for teaching and coaching leadership, 


Greg started his own consulting company in 2002 to provide clients with results focused leadership education and development solutions at the senior and operational leadership levels. Over the last 14 years at LeadershipForward, Greg and his firm have provided executive and team coaching to thousands of executives; organizational assessment and development consulting; leadership assessment, customized curriculum development and delivery of management and executive education, executive team facilitation, strategic planning, talent management and succession planning, rapid cycle improvement engagements, organizational and cultural change. 


Greg holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School with a Major in Business Leadership and Corporate Strategy, graduating with High Distinction. He has been married for 42 years to Claudia, a Pediatric Nurse. They are blessed with four children and five grandchildren and reside in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.

What others say

I have been attending leadership conferences for physicians for over 30 years.  I have never been to one in which a diverse group of learners—from medical students to health system physician executives to retired physicians—gave the speaker a standing ovation at its conclusion.  What made Greg’s presentation and facilitation so powerful is that it drew on both his own military experiences as well as those of many medical clients with whom Greg has worked for over two decades.  The diverse audience connected in an intense and meaningful way because Greg comes at physician leadership from multiple perspectives—including self-understanding and discipline, servant leadership, physician and team wellness, psychological safety, and team dynamics.  His vision of physicians serving as team leaders championing team and individual wellness, thereby supporting effective and durable results, is both highly inspirational and achievable.  I can remember very few times where a 3 and ½ hour presentation appeared to truly fly by, with the entire room wanting more.  Now those are effective presentation skills—and leadership!


Daniel Carey MD,

Senior VP & Chief Medical Officer

Centra Health


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