Many organizations are characterized by a culture of what we call ‘artificial harmony’, in which employees behave as if everything is good and smooth between teammates. This typically leads to a reluctance to give pointed feedback, opinions, etc. that may ‘disturb’ the status quo. The result is that the organization is relegated to making ‘less than the best’ decisions because ideas, opinions, challenges are seldom surfaced. Pinnacle seeks to help clients minimize the effect of artificial harmony by establishing a culture of Organizational Health.
About Bud Wrenn
Bud Wrenn is the principal of Pinnacle Consulting and Coaching Group. Bud has had lengthy tenures in both for-profit and non-profit sectors. During a ten-year career with AT&T, he held various supervisory and mid-level management positions, and served as the Divisional CFO for government contracting and manufacturing arm of the company.
He attained the Certified Management Accountant designation and was a part of the company’s Emerging Leaders Program.
Bud serves a lengthy list of clients in Healthcare, as well as Financial, Architecture and Engineering, Technology, and Government Sectors. Bud’s engaging approach puts clients at ease, while challenging them to reach for higher levels of excellence. Bud loves working with teams of all ages and sizes. He especially enjoys working with newly formed teams. This passion is reflective of his having founded three organizations, and of his corporate career, in which he was frequently called upon to assume positions requiring the development of structure in the context of undefined, abstract business opportunities and requirements.
Bud’s book Innovative Planning: Your Church in 4-D, with a foreword by Rick Warren, is a practical guide for organizations seeking to develop a culture of continuous improvement through healthy alignment, member ownership and sustainability. He has authored articles that have appeared in various on-line sites and print publications.
Bud founded the Innovative Church Community, an organization committed to providing a practical forum for learning and networking for leaders of non-profits, in order to equip them and their organizations to reach new levels of excellence. He also is the founder of Integrity Church, a growing innovative congregation, and a winner of the prestigious Purpose Driven Ministries Church Health Award, recognizing excellence in developing congregational systems and infrastructure. Bud is also a certified leadership coach.
Bud holds two Masters Degrees and a Doctoral Degree.
Bud and wife Tammy have three children.
“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.”
“Bud Wrenn and the Pinnacle team were very helpful in our ability to execute a financial turnaround of our health care system. The time we spent with Bud was energizing, interesting and informative. He helped us identify and address personal and organizational behaviors which were holding us back from overall team success. This led to strengthened respect, trust and accountability.”
“One of my fears was that the session would be a waste of time. It was anything but. Bud’s style as trainer/facilitator was very effective in making the information come alive and foster a safe environment. The material helped me in the CHV/CCHS arena, but also in my professional development. Thank you for job very well done.”