At Global Leadership Partners, we inspire leaders and transform lives. We partner with like-minded organizations around the world to provide world-class, leadership-themed training for university students and business professionals. Our speakers are successful business leaders with extensive experience. Our training promotes values such as integrity, courage, humility, and respect, and we inspire people to a purpose that goes beyond self. Our participants leave seminars inspired and equipped to make a positive difference in our world.
Our vision is to change the world one leader at a time. We believe everyone can be a leader, so we seek to inspire and equip people to be leaders of integrity who change their part of the world for the better. When that happens, those leaders will make a positive difference in their families, employers, communities, countries, and ultimately, their world.
We believe leaders with strong values and a purpose that goes beyond self are the best leaders. Leaders who have integrity, courage, humility, and respect for others are more likely to make good ethical as well as practical choices. History shows these values transcend cultures, ages, and spheres of life and improve quality of life for the world's citizens.
We focus our message on university students and business professionals from small and medium-sized businesses. While we aspire to have a global reach, we currently focus on Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States.
Taking a one-year leave from his Procter & Gamble Finance career, Todd Geist and his family moved to Vidin, Bulgaria, in 2009 to do volunteer work in conjunction with a local church. During this time, Todd was invited to present a leadership seminar for university students in the capital city of Sofia. Participants valued hearing from a P&G leader, engaged deeply in the content, and interacted enthusiastically with Todd and with one another. Word spread about the success of this seminar, and a team in Varna, Bulgaria requested a seminar also. At that point, Todd realized values-based leadership training could have a tremendous impact.
After returning to Cincinnati, Todd was appointed head of Leadership Development for P&G's worldwide Finance & Accounting organization. Since P&G is known as one of the best companies in the world for developing leaders, this position gave him an opportunity to learn more.
Desiring to share this knowledge further, Todd travelled back to Bulgaria twice each year to present leadership seminars in partnership with local organizations. As demand increased from other countries, two P&G retirees, Steve Simpson (2014) and Scott Liston (2016), joined Todd as speakers.
In late 2016, Todd retired from P&G to devote more time to training aspiring leaders. In 2017, he, Steve, and Scott founded Global Leadership Partners to oversee the growing work. Countless reports of inspired leaders and transformed lives keep us energized to continue this journey in the years ahead.