About Quadrant

Quadrant Corp is a leader in the delivery of innovative executive coaching, leadership development and team alignment programs.

Executive Coaching and Leadership Development

Brian Gast founded Quadrant in 2001 to bridge the gap between the world of personal growth work and traditional leadership development programs.

The foundation for Quadrant programs is the Q7 Process, a unique approach that transcends traditional coaching and training programs. Gast was a successful entrepreneur and CEO of three companies, one publicly traded, and twice lost a multi-million dollar fortune—including one loss of over $50 million.

His journey to understand why and how his success caused his undoing, lead to the development of the transformational Q7 Process.

Utilizing the Q7 Process, Quadrant clients expand their skills, self-knowledge and self-awareness to achieve unprecedented success and fulfillment. Combining inner work with outer realities, the Q7 Process helps individuals and teams break their bubble of self-limiting beliefs and distorted views. The result is a profound shift in self-understanding that yields fast and lasting results.

Who We Work With

We work with senior level executives in mid-sized companies (typically more than 100 employees) and mid-level to senior executives at Fortune 1000 companies. The leaders we work with are high-achieving and technically strong and seek additional communication and relationship skills and want to expand their leadership capacity. Some of these leaders are navigating a transition such as taking on additional responsibility, changing roles or changing reporting relationships. Others are upwardly mobile leaders who are committed to increasing their personal awareness and leadership skills.

Quadrant clients include Fortune 1000 — such as Roche Pharmaceuticals, Cisco Systems Inc., and DeVry, Stryker Corporation — to mid-sized, regional companies. Through its relationship with Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Quadrant works with high-achieving mid-life executives navigating personal and professional transitions.

Brian Gast, Quadrant Corp

About Brian

Brian Gast is a former CEO who managed three fast-growth telecommunications companies before becoming an executive coach. He is a certified forum facilitator for YPO, is a YPO member, has a Master’s in Business Administration, is certified to teach and coach using the Enneagram and is a Senior Member of the Enneagram in Business Network. Beyond merely helping them be more successful, Brian is equally dedicated to helping leaders live fulfilling and meaningful lives.

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 mid-sized 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.

Brian developed an 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. The 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 shared vision for producing superior results.

A powerful tool that Brian uses with his coaching clients, teams, and YPO groups is the Enneagram. The Enneagram helps leaders understand the prime motives for their best and worst behaviors so they can make more conscious choices. As a leader’s understanding of their personality structure increases, they are free to interrupt old, unconscious habits and limiting aspects of their personality. Managers can break through to new levels of leadership and relationship effectiveness and well-being.

Brian has extensive training and certification in the areas of coaching, personal growth, and small group facilitation. He is a certified forum facilitator for YPO, is a YPO member, has a Master’s in Business Administration, is certified to teach and coach using the Enneagram, is a long-time Zen student, 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; together with his wife Tricia, Brian is trained to coach couples by The Gottman Institute. Brian lives in Denver, Colorado with Tricia, his wife of over 26 years. They have two young-adult children as well as a Portuguese Water Dog named Bodhi and a Tibetan Terrier named Tess.

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The business of wanting more

In the Press

I am grateful to the journalists and bloggers who help spread the word of my work.

Brian Gast

Your 7 Steps For Assuring Business Success And Fulfillment | AlleyWatch

Is it possible to be successful in business and not fulfilled? The answer is a resounding yes today, and I’m convinced that it will be even truer tomorrow, as young idealistic entrepreneurs try to adapt to the long-standing business culture if success is only measured in the money you make for yourself and your business…

Brian Gast

Work-Life Balance Takes Finesse; Finding Equilibrium | Investor's Business Daily

Perfect work-life balance might be a myth, but aiming for equilibrium reaps benefits for hard-charging executives. How they stay in check: Identify rewards. “You’ll never get enough of what you don’t really need,” said Brian Gast, author of “The Business of Wanting More.”  He tells executives to mull over their exact motivations …

Brian Gast

Fearless and Fulfilled: 7 Steps to Finding Business Success and Happiness | Entrepreneur

Is it possible to be successful in business and unfulfilled? To serial entrepreneur Brian Gast, the answer is a resounding yes. His view, and one that I share, is that the process of needing to adapt to the long-standing business culture where success is only measured in the money you make for yourself and your business …

Brian Gast

The Leadership Lattice | CoBiz

Interview with ColoradoBiz Magazine on a range of topics including leadership, coaching, mentoring and one stupid thing that smart leaders do.

Brian Gast

How to Expand Your Leadership Capacity | Great Leadership

What’s your leadership capacity? I was 35 and the CEO of one of the fastest growing telecom companies in the US. I had created $400 million in value from an idea, was managing a 1,500 person company that everyone wanted to work for and a public company that was a darling of Wall Street.

The business of wanting more

Colorado Authors Release Variety of Business Books | Denver Business Journal

Audio Press

TalkLaunch with Ryan Estes – March 27, 2018
A 55-minute interview by Ryan Estes who runs TalkLaunch, a podcast supporting CEOs and entrepreneurs.


1340 WGAU with Barbara Dooley – January 2, 2013
Do You Own Your Money of Does It Own You?

Interview with Bill Kearney on Financial Spectrum Show – Nov. 29th, 2012
Looking at leadership from a different angle… Do executives resist doing inner work?

Stu Taylor on Business Show. – Dec. 6th, 2012
If you had a choice, would you rather be rich and happy or poor and happy?

From the Blog

Are you Ready to Retire? Tips on Navigating Transitions

Are you Ready to Retire? Tips on Navigating Transitions

The focus of my coaching practice is helping high-performing leaders navigate transitions. Examples include scaling the business at a rapid rate, shifting from working in a smaller to larger organization, deciding when to sell a business, and working with a new set of investors. Yet the biggest and often scariest transition happens in what I call the Third Quarter of Life – it’s the decision to slow down or stop working…forever. This shift involves a shift in perspective, identify, daily routine and impacts relationships, meaning and purpose.

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