Who is Gary Wise?

Performance Strategy Mentor/Coach – Change Agent
Workforce Performance Strategist – Tenured Performance Consultant
Speaker – Blogger 

After my third HR-based L&D reduction-in-force event in seven years I’ve decided I’m done.


I’m not “done” with the pursuit…or the passion…or the conviction…that SUSTAINED WORKFORCE PERFORMANCE is the brass ring all organizations seek. Training alone cannot deliver the mail…

I’m a Workforce Performance Consultant at the core and with my new free-lance status my direction advocates the need for step-change architects and coaches who hold fast to a few core beliefs grounded in 30+ years of operational experience that includes the following:

• Training does NOT drive Performance…it drives POTENTIAL!
• Measurable Performance only manifests at Point-of-Work!
• The workforce succeeds and/or fails at Point-of-Work!
• Point-of-Work is out of scope for most HR-based L&D teams
• Point-of-Work should be IN scope; in fact, it should be ground zero!
• Evolved skills, methods and technology are essential for sustainable step-change!
• Never confuse “ready” with “readiness”…discover which defines your team first!

There’s more…but if any of these core beliefs feel like a call-to-action, we should at least have an exploratory conversation.

Please consider following my blog, Living In Learning, for a look behind the curtain!

Finally, thank you to those of you who already follow me in my network circles and for your support.

If your organization is “ready” to pursue a Point-of-Work discipline consider me as a resource to assess and map a path to “readiness” to sustain your efforts.

Let’s have an exploratory conversation!

Take good care!


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Twitter – @gdogwise
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  1. June 5, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Am amazed every day…glad the words served a purpose for you! Take good care!

  2. August 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    You are very welcome, Jane!

  3. May 21, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Amen, brother!

  4. July 8, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Heath, love your comment. I considered the loss of work as a potential outcome, but am still waiting for that shoe to drop. If/when it does drop there is far greater work to be done.
    Take good care!

  5. September 7, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Really good question, Jason! I rarely do anything in a paragraph, but will take a stab at answering you.

    I think deploying strategy is the process of identifying, aligning and developing the framework of strategy with the intent of reaching those associated performance goals and outcomes. Implementation of strategy is executing that strategic plan that was developed. I would suggest there is a third component called “adoption” that addresses the routinization of the implemented plan to the point of sustainability. Even successful implementation can fall short if we do not press onward through effective change management principles to reach full adoption. Ultimately, I believe that should be the ultimate goal. That represents my $.02. And it is amazingly within a single paragraph. Think I might have pulled a hamstring or something…

  6. September 7, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Thanks…am still icing that hammie!

  7. September 7, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Am actually thinking about a post that your question triggered…so this is all your fault…

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