At the age of 24, in response to an incident he witnessed at a restaurant, Greg started the Brunch Bunch Mentoring Program. More than 700 young professionals & students participated in the program. He also has hosted dinners to bring young professionals together in other cities in North America & Africa. At 25, he expanded his efforts & founded The 11-10-02 Foundation - which has funded hundreds of grants & college scholarships for students. He continues to serve on a pro bono basis as CEO of the organization. His experiences have been featured by media like Volunteer Leadership, Good Morning America and The Washington Post. (SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT PARAGRAPH)
On the professional side, he has been invited to speak at some leadership & ethics-related events. They have included events for teens (ie Leadership Convention for chapter of HOBY; Bystander to Upstander Youth Leadership Summit), college students (i.e leadership program at a university), military (character education series for teen cadets at a military academy), school administrators (ie Mayors Annual Youth First Breakfast - attended by education leaders among others), young professionals (i.e. annual 40 under 40 emerging leaders awards luncheons in multiple cities) & professionals of all ages (i.e. an 'ethics in business' conference in California). The book based on Greg's story, The Silhouette Man, includes an in-depth look at the lessons learned from his successes & failures as the young leader of a foundation & the older leaders who influenced his path. (SCROLL DOWN FOR NEXT PARAGRAPH)
The condensed edition of the book (The First Thirty) was NSD Leadership Conference Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. Program and organizations (i..e Leadership York, Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads, Zeta Beta Tau & California Milk Advisory Board) have ordered copies of the books &/or companion workbooks (A Place To Sit) for participants in their leadership-related programs &/or attendees at their leadership-related events. Others (i.e. Center for Collaborative Leadership at UMass Boston) have sponsored editions of The Elevator Project in &/or near their communities. In some cases, an organization has ordered copies of the book for participants in a leadership program and also had Greg speak at an event (i.e. Leadership Wisconsin got copies of The Silhouette Man for each participant in their program and then had Greg serve as their Graduation Speaker). He also written articles for a variety of print magazines and online publications -- including profiles and interviews of leaders in different industries (i.e. CEO of a nonprofit organization, head of a hotel, NBA Assistant Coach, and principal of an elementary school). To read feedback on the book, workbook & events related to leadership, click here.