About Us

Griggs_2Rick Griggs speaks, trains and writes about Balanced Mastery, innovation and creativity. After positions at National Semiconductor and Intel Corporations, he chose a career that teaches hard working people how to jump-start their humanity to reach high goals. His programs have been creating mastery for over three decades.

Rick holds Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and French, and a Master's Degree in Business Behavior Analysis. He has consulted for IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Apple, the IRS, Lucasfilm, Visa, and other public and private firms. Rick earned lifetime teaching credentials in psychology and business management. In 1999 he founded his 10-month Mastery Academy® to address client needs for succession planning, innovation, creativity and intensive leadership development.

His U.S. clients include Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Stanford University, Lucent Technologies, American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), Quaker Oats,WETA Television, Allandale Veterinary Hospital (Canada), Hendersonville Animal Hospital, Cisco Systems, Kaiser Permanente, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Fujitsu America (Toyko) and eight City & County Governments.

Mr. Griggs has consulted in France, England, Belgium, and Luxemburg for European firms such as Total (French gas and oil), Accenture Consulting (Europe), Banque Générale de Luxembourg, and Crédit Agricole. He speaks fluent French and some German.

As an award-winning author, his eight books touch on Teams, Balance, Optimism, Creativity and Quality. His titles have been translated into Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, and ‘British’ English. He founded the Quid Novi Innovation Conference and invented RolestormingTM, one of the top ten creativity tools in the world.

Fort Collins Magazine, Winter 2015 issue, Article about Rick

Discover Magazine Article about Rick


CarrollMichelle Carroll coaches individuals, consults with organizations to increase their effectiveness and facilitates a variety of workshops, including behavior work styles, career development, communication skills, leadership development, stress management, team building, time management and workspace organization. 

 She has over 20 years' experience in the Human Resources field and has trained and consulted with many organizations, some of which include: AT&T, Chevron, Cisco, City of San Ramon, Fremont Chamber of Commerce, County of Santa Clara, Kaiser Permanente, Lawrence Livermore National Labs, Lucent Technologies, Nortel Networks, NUMMI, Recology and Stanford University.

 Michelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Personnel and Industrial Relations and is certified to teach a broad range of management and leadership programs. She has been an Everything DiSC Authorized Partner since 1996.