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Navigate the Swirl: 7 Crucial Conversations for Business Transformation with Richard Hawkes

Season 11

Richard Hawkes is the Founder & CEO, Growth River and author of “Navigate the Swirl: 7 Crucial Conversations for Business Transformation” (Wiley, 2022).

Richard founded Growth River in the US in 2007. Today it is an international consultancy with offices and partners in the US and in Germany. Growth River specializes in leading major transformational change initiatives that impact organizational culture and business models at the same time. This work is unique because of its holistic approach that reduces complexity and creates buy-in for both executives and their teams.


He has worked domestically and internationally with global Fortune 100, mid-sized and start-up growth companies including: Allergan, Berkley Insurance, Bonnel Aluminum, Chicos, Corning, Cox Communications, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, GENEWIZ, Gentex, Global Knowledge, Hallmark International, Hope Worldwide, Instinet, Johnson & Johnson, MARS, Merck, Navigant Consulting International, Neostem, New York Genome Center, Novartis, Pearson Education, Pfizer, PFG Group, Pharmanet, Prentice Hall, Sun Microsystems, Wrigley and WLR Foods. Richard is currently engaged in a multi-year engagement with Edward Jones Financial Services. www.growthriver.com

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