Who is Gary Wise?

Learning 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 Strategist at the core and with my new “gig economy” 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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9 thoughts on “Who is Gary Wise?

  1. 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!

  2. 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…

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