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Client Endorsements

Our time with Bud Wrenn focusing on organizational health principles and practices allowed our organization to tap into its intellectual capital and talent like never before. We are seeing organizational transformation right before our eyes.

Lorraine Lutton

Chief Executive Officer, Roper St. Francis Hospital

We have worked with Pinnacle Consulting and Bud Wrenn through multiple, multi-day sessions, focusing on critical topics such as team health (using “The Five Dysfunctions” as a framework), building deeper trust, and driving performance as a senior leadership team. Bud has helped us to enhance our capabilities to lead our fast-growing company to the next level and stay focused on critical areas. I am certain that this has strengthened our team and helped illuminate new opportunities for us. I strongly recommend Pinnacle and Bud, a strong professional with an effective communication style, great command of the material, and the experience to help us make it impactful in our context.

Brendan Morrissey

CEO, Netsertive Digital Marketing

Our time with Bud Wrenn focusing on organizational health principles and practices allowed our organization to tap into its intellectual capital and talent like never before.  We are seeing organizational transformation right before our eyes.

Christine Martin

Sr Vice President, Carolinas HealthCare System

Bud has consulted with our leadership team to help us clarify our focus and gain maximum effectiveness in our mission.  The results have been remarkable.  I have utilized a variety of people and processes over the past five years seeking the same results, but this has been by far the most productive!

Lynn Sasser

Executive Leader, Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

You supported our new group and leadership development with such ease. The results were fast and have made for a much improved structure and work environment. This was a great partnership and we will certainly lean on you as we grow. Thanks Bud!.

Thomas M Wherry, MD

President/CEO, Scope Anesthesia of North Carolina, PLLC

After 28 years in healthcare, I have worked with various groups and facilitators to improve engagement and create highly functioning teams. After working with Pinnacle and specifically, Bud Wrenn, I can say he is the best of the best. His engaging manner, deep knowledge regarding team health and how to move toward shared goals have been instrumental in the achievements we have accomplished. I have seen Bud take a group of suspicious leaders who considered our off sites as the “latest flavor of the month” to champions of the investment of time in Team Health offsites. Under his guidance, they moved from spectators to participators with an ownership mindset. I have utilized Bud’s services now in several roles and have witnessed his talent working with clinical or non-clinical staff members, leaders and providers across a variety of settings. I am grateful to have access to Bud’s wisdom as our team navigates the challenges of the Healthcare world of the future!Eric Smith, CEO, Brooks Holding Company

Michelle Fortune

CEO, St. Luke’s Hospital

I think it was a great start with our fledgling team and appreciate your role in helping us move forward as a team…

Spencer Lilly

Division President, Central Group and President at Carolinas Medical Center

I think it was a great start with our fledgling team and appreciate your role in helping us move forward as a team.

Spencer Lilly

Division President, Central Group and President at Carolinas Medical Center

All of our senior staff enjoyed reading The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.  Bud’s review of the principles and the guided discussion was very beneficial, as it resulted in several team members opening up and sharing information that had been bottled up….  Bud’s discussion of our team’s assessment of where we were on the Five Dysfunctions was also very revealing and identified areas where we needed more work.

Dr. Don Martin,

Superintendent, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools

In today’s challenging health care environment, it is absolutely critical that teams develop and implement the very best solutions in a collaborative and effective manner.  Teams must challenge each other and put personal emotion aside, in hopes of achieving an Idea Meritocracy.  This is hard to do when teams of today are often made up of a wide variety of leaders from various backgrounds, often with various leadership styles.  It’s no small task to get all of us rowing in the same direction in the decision making process.  To this end, Bud Wrenn is great at identifying the gaps in conflict styles and helping teams to improve their decision-making skills.  I have grown tremendously as a leader through his mentoring and guidance.

Patrick B Phillips

Superintendent, Wayne UNC Healthcare

It is a transforming experience for me and a group of high-achieving individualists, who are coming together as a power team that functions with one voice and in an atmosphere of evolving trust & accountability.

Meredith Mullins

Vice President & Administrator, Levine Cancer Institute

 Bud is an expert facilitator in the discipline of leadership, team building and putting trust and healthy conflict at the core of the organizations he works with.   You never know when you bring in an outside “leadership” consultant if you are getting someone who “walks the talk” or “talks a lesson plan” without making a connection with the folks he is coaching. Bud is absolutely the “walk the talk” kind!   Bud does a superior job of molding his coaching around the unique dynamics of the teams he is mentoring and adapts his style to maximize the success of the team.   We have engaged Bud the last two years and I can see the difference his mentorship and consulting have made on our team. We are operating with trust, debate and mutual accountability. We are just getting started.

Ed Roshitsh

Chief Executive Officer, Dude Solutions

Our time with Pinnacle Consulting and Coaching Group has made a tremendous impact on our quest to be a highly functional team.  The sessions with Bud have excelled our ability to better understand team dynamics, improve open/candid dialogue and achieve success in several key objectives…

Brian Freeman

Facility Executive, Atrium Health Stanly

Thank you for an amazing couple of days! That’s probably the most productive feedback & honest dialog I’ve experienced in our team setting. I’m excited about where we’re going together!

Peter Cassidy

Vice-President/Administrator, Carolinas Rehabilitation Mount Holly

Wish I could tell you how much of an impact our 2 days with you had…and I have seen us holding each other more accountable. Can’t thank you enough for pushing us out of comfort zones….we really needed those days with you.

Vicki Reich

Assistant Vice President, Levine Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology

 We have worked with Pinnacle Consulting and Bud Wrenn through multiple, multi-day sessions, focusing on critical topics such as team health, building deeper trust, and driving performance as a senior leadership team…I strongly recommend Pinnacle and Bud, a strong professional with an effective communication style, great command of the material, and the experience to help us make it impactful in our context.

 

Brendan Morrissey

CEO, Netsertive Digital Marketing

I first met Bud during a reunion with my ACEC Senior Executive Institute (SEI) class where he presented the ideas of organizational health and clarity based upon “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lencioni. He was so engaging, we decided to use him at our firm to focus on building a cohesive leadership team. The results have been far greater than I would have predicted, and we have expanded Bud’s role to include the whole discipline of organizational health and clarity within our firm. Bud  has definitely been a consulting “partner” in this process. He is very engaged, an excellent facilitator, and has the diverse background necessary to understand and work with anyone. I especially appreciate how he is able to use his grasp of the Lencioni principles to work within our firm’s unique personalities and culture. I highly recommend Bud and Pinnacle

Bruce Sadler

Partner & Business Director, Brockenbrough & Associates

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