Glenn’s Bio

Glenn Geffcken

Drawing from a varied career in both large and small business with a background in sales, business development, sponsorship, large scale event production, publishing, and sustainability, Glenn has a keen ability to help business leaders and professionals cut through hidden dynamics that block progress and bring to light those things which open leaders to new possibilities.

In parallel to his business career Glenn has spent many years deeply immersed in Indigenous culture and spirituality. Through this immersion Glenn feels he has learned as much about leadership and innovation from indigenous elders and ceremonies as he has from his business experience.

Glenn is the author of Shift: Indigenous Principles for Corporate Change, a personal story about how Glenn came to acquire from indigenous culture the wisdoms he has related to organizational dynamics and how to apply them to the art of doing business. Glenn writes a bi-weekly blog, Heart & Mind, which is about integrating the heart and mind to strengthen intuition, improve communications, and develop culture.

Glenn mentors and guides business leaders to break through barriers and move beyond. Glenn and his wife and partner Maria Rueda offer workshops and retreats that support participants in an enjoyable way to strengthen their personal culture so that they may in turn strengthen their organizational culture.

Glenn enjoys spirituality, sharing his life with Maria, being in service to the greater good, sustainability, wholesome food, and the outdoors.

The Cobbler’s Shoes

The story of the cobbler’s shoes is a real phenomenon. It means we tend to teach, assist and facilitate for others what we have a hard time doing for ourselves. A web design company that struggles to find the time to refine its own website. The therapist who helps...

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Oh, You’re An Idealist!

In times of uncertainty we most often tend to search for concrete answers—answers to those things that give us cause for stress and even fear. Answers, however, tend to lead to more questions. And more questions tend to lead to more uncertainty and fear. You see the...

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Understanding Empathy

Sympathy is defined as having feelings of pity or sorrow for someone else’s misfortune, while empathy is about having the ability to understand and feel the emotions of another. When leaders feel pity or sorrow for another they are more likely to react or respond with...

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Being In A Place of Non-Judgment

Now that we’ve elected Donald Trump as the next president of the United States you may be feeling fear and anxiety, or joy and relief, or a range of other emotions. Whatever you feel, as a result of this change in the direction of our country, it will be important to...

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A Benevolent Universe

The great Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho wrote, “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person realize his dream.” From Albert Einstein, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or a...

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Learn About Glenn’s Book Shift

Shift: Indigenous Principles for Corporate Change


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