About Brian Gast

Brian Gast is a former CEO who rode the high-stakes roller coaster of three fast-growth telecommunications companies before becoming an executive coach. He is dedicated to supporting leaders who are committed to growing their executive and personal capacity. Beyond just being more successful, Brian is equally dedicated to helping leaders live fulfilling and meaningful lives.

As an entrepreneur, Brian has seen his success come and go. Many years ago, sensing that something was missing despite his substantial business and financial success, Brian wondered, “If I’m so successful, why am I so unfulfilled and always wanting more?” He learned the hard way that what makes you successful can be your undoing. He also learned that although success often did not lead to fulfillment, fulfilled leaders are more effective and often more successful.

Since launching Quadrant Corp. in 2001, Brian has become a highly sought-after executive coach and trusted advisor to business leaders of Fortune 1000 companies and midsized private companies as well as entrepreneurs. His clients have included Polycom Corporation, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd., Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., DeVry Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Covidien, Inc., and Stryker Corporation.

Through the process of his own development and career transition, Brian developed his innovative and life-altering Q7 Process that he uses in his work with executives. Brian tells his very personal story and outlines the details of the Q7 Process in his book, The Business of Wanting More: Why Some Executives Move from Success to Fulfillment…and Others Don’t. This unique approach of the Q7 Process connects inner work with the outer realities of business, breaks the bubble of limiting beliefs, which are barriers to effectiveness, success and happiness, and introduces the skills and practices needed to become a strategic leader.

Brian also works with teams and groups of senior managers to increase performance and decrease drama and inefficiency. Brian does this by building connection and trust, surfacing and resolving conflict and creating alignment and accountability. His Top Team Alignment Process helps team members deepen their relationships and communication skills in order to more fully commit to a powerful vision and producing superior results.

Brian has extensive training and certification in the areas of coaching, personal growth and small group facilitation, is a certified forum facilitator for Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), is a member of YPO Gold, has a Masters in Business Administration, is a long-time Zen student, is a certified clairvoyant, has received a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Kripalu/Tal Ben-Shahar, and is a graduate of The Rohr Institute’s Living School, a program for aspiring modern-day mystics. Brian lives in Littleton, Colorado with Tricia, his wife for over 25 years, has two young-adult children, and a Tibetan Terrier named Tess.