Our history dates back to our founding in 2005 by CEO Bob Briggs, but our experience goes beyond; PeopleWorks’ team averages 20 years as practitioners/senior leaders. From our experience, we found the best way to find the cracks in your company’s foundation and we created tools to assist in that diagnosis.
PeopleWorks has noticed that, regardless of the task or industry, leaders and managers face the same challenges. Having worked with companies like Toyota, Coca-Cola, and EOG Resources, PeopleWorks is able to take proven tactics from each industry and apply it to the others. Following the old adage, PeopleWorks sees the forest for the trees, and we can pinpoint the weak trees and the strong ones, providing a fruitful result.
Before founding PeopleWorks in 2005, Bob Briggs had over twenty years of executive-level experience with highly successful Fortune 500 companies. He has been a member of the Executive Committee and played a key role in an organization winning the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award. He also has start-up and turnaround experience along with extensive mergers and acquisitions background.
He has led as Chief Operations Officer, a start-up technology, software and consulting company, took it public and grew it to be a premier player in their market segment. The company sustained a 45% annual growth rate over a five-year period and was subsequently sold to a larger enterprise. During this period the company made fifteen successful acquisitions resulting in the organization having an international presence.
As Vice President of Administration for a global reinsurance firm traded on the New York Stock Exchange, he shared the responsibility of establishing a United States presence that has since grown to be a major leader in the industry.
As CEO of PeopleWorks International, a business performance consultancy, he is working with senior management teams in a number of industries to significantly increase profitability through deep culture change, operational efficiency gains, effective execution and human capital strategy development. PWI’s powerful suite of assessment tools allow us to maintain our motto of “we measure first” in order to identify business strengths and gaps and implement targeted improvement strategies to drive profitability and growth.
He and his talented team have been able to transform the way many companies do business by elevating performance and productivity of employees at all levels by developing and implementing fully integrated processes and systems that drive high levels of engagement and continuous improvement.
Bob has been married to his wife, Ann Marie for over 35 years. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren. He is an active member in his community and has served in leadership roles for multiple non-profit and ministry organizations.
At PeopleWorks, Jeff Conley oversees our Organizational Development Practice with over 20 years of executive leadership and senior consultant experience. As an executive Coach, he has orchestrated the improvement of key executive development strategies in several diverse industries including technology, distribution, healthcare, pharma, retail, banking and manufacturing.
PeopleWorks’ Organizational Development Practice includes assessments and best practices for driving targeted actions toward Culture Health, Effective Execution, Executive Development, Managers as Coaches and Performance Management Transformation. Jeff is passionate about helping leaders strengthen their teams and facilitate actionable plans aligned with shared vision and values to increase leadership effectiveness and enterprise profitability. His past coaching results include:
As a practice leader, he has helped develop the PWI Culture Alignment Assessment™, a comprehensive tool that helps organizations assess their cultural health around five Culture Leading Indicators (CLI’s) in order to identify opportunities to drive employee engagement, customer loyalty, growth and profitability. Jeff has led the creation of a systematic leadership competency framework to assist organizations in developing talent, building high-performance teams and retaining top performers to sustain growth.
Jeff has also led a team of organizational development professionals to partner with business unit leaders to identify a competency modeling process to evaluate, develop and hire technical skill sets and close readiness and engagement gaps for identified successors and high potentials. He holds a B.A. from Northwestern State University and has held board positions for several non-profit organizations including Reclaim Leadership.
As Practice Leader at PeopleWorks, Kent partners with senior leaders and their teams to assess, design and implement compelling growth strategies to assist organizations in attracting new customers and retaining current customers by better understanding their constantly changing needs. Through our Sales & Marketing Assessment, he is able to help organizations identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement, then support them as they implement effective execution strategies. He also provides Executive Coaching for senior executives and their teams.
Kent has over 30 years of experience with global manufacturing, distribution and sales organizations. Most recently, Kent served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Mitsubishi Caterpillar, a multi-billion dollar international conglomerate. His most recent responsibilities included overseeing and managing the company’s United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America machine and parts sales and distribution services, strategic marketing efforts, dealer relationships and direct-to-customer sales through national accounts and company-owned distributors.
In addition to leading the corporation’s sales, distribution and marketing strategy, Kent played a critical role on the four-member Executive Committee, responsible for setting overall strategy, shaping the organizational culture, developing policies and practices supportive of the strategic direction and creating and implementing the annual business plan.
Kent is a graduate of Indiana University and began his career at Caterpillar Inc. serving in multiple functions and progressive leadership roles across the organization. During his tenure at Mitsubishi Caterpillar, he was directly responsible for creating distribution and sales strategies that significantly increased the company’s overall sales volume and profit margin, while strengthening and streamlining the distribution network responsible for end-user customer sales and service. In his time as Executive Vice President, worldwide sales increased from $1.4 billion to over $3.8 billion in 2017.
He has served on the Board of Directors of several companies as well as being an active member of the Manufacturer’s Board of Advisors for the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA). He is also currently serving as a board member and business advisor to Wind River Ministries of Estes Park, Colorado.
Tom oversees PWI’s Operational Excellence and Supply Chain practice with over 25 years of executive leadership team and senior practitioner experience. He has been successful in turning around struggling supply chain organizations by implementing supplier relationship strategies, strategic procurement planning and execution, systems development and implementation, operational procurement, materials management best practices and people development processes.
As Chief Procurement Officer for BP America’s Onshore Operations, he was responsible for over $1.5B in annual spend and led the development and implementation of the supplier stratification strategy, organizational redesign to align to industry market conditions, deflation strategy, simplified the procurement process and executed a significant inventory reduction program.
He holds a B.S. from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from the University of Dallas. He is the current National Materials Subcommittee Chair for the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS), a past director for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and former assessor for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence and the US President’s Quality Award. Tom also served our country faithfully in the United States Army.
Cynthia has over 16 years of executive coaching and professional counseling experience in a variety of forums working with corporate executives, entrepreneurs and individuals. She specializes in helping her clients identify what matters to them in their careers and lives and developing a plan to carry it out. In addition to coaching, she also has extensive Leadership Training and Development experience working with teams of all sizes. Cynthia is passionate about helping leaders identify obstacles in the way of accomplishing their goals in business and life.
As a partner at PeopleWorks, she works closely with a broad range of people from board members to emerging leaders to accelerate their development and prepare them to take on additional responsibilities and future roles. As an Executive Coach, she has experience working with teams and individuals in multiple industries including Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Real Estate, Construction and Manufacturing. Cynthia follows a customized, systematic coaching process to help leaders gain clarity on their goals, identify and overcome barriers in the way and build an actionable plan tailored specifically to help them accomplish their objectives.
Prior to pursuing her passion in coaching and development, Cynthia spent several years in the corporate world including time as a Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch helping high net worth clients with their wealth management strategies. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, she also has extensive background in private practice serving individuals, families, her local church and the community.
Cynthia is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and also has a master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Matt has over ten years of leadership experience in fast paced, high production environments. He has more than six years of strategic, operational and organizational consulting experience serving senior leaders and their teams at some of the most well-respected manufacturing, energy and hospitality organizations in the world like Toyota, Mitsubishi, Coca-Cola and EOG Resources.
He has led teams to achieve the successful development and implementation of a wide range of strategic change projects that have had a significant impact on profitability and growth. Specific areas of expertise include organizational culture, business process improvement/redesign, quality management, customer loyalty initiatives, leadership development, and sales and marketing strategy.
Recently, Matt designed and implemented the leadership development strategy for emerging leaders for a Fortune 500 industry leader. He has also led the PeopleWorks Team in the development of the PWI Culture Alignment Assessment™, a comprehensive tool that helps organizations assess their cultural health around five Culture Leading Indicators (CLI’s) in order to identify opportunities to drive employee engagement, customer loyalty, growth and profitability. He also has extensive experience in the criteria for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the American Society for Quality (ASQ.)
Matt is a graduate and former letter winner of Baylor University in Waco, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation. He enjoys time with his family, serving his community, and outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking and golf. Matt is a certified leadership coach and also serves on the Board of Directors for The Source for Women, a non-profit, comprehensive Women’s Health Center, with locations in Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio.
Mike has over thirty years of leadership experience in the consulting, medical, technology and health/wellness management industries. He has founded and/or served as CEO or Managing Partner of six organizations throughout the course of his career.
At PeopleWorks, Michael has served in a senior role within our Organizational Surveys and Assessments practice and has worked closely with senior leaders and their teams to execute effective assessments and implement improvements. He has also been a dynamic consulting lead in all areas of client relations, technology, data management, strategic communication, marketing, web development and leadership training.
He has led the development and enhancement of our systematic assessments in the areas of employee satisfaction, engagement, organizational health, customer loyalty and union vulnerability to assist senior leaders in measuring performance and implementing efficient improvement plans to sustain long-term growth. Mike has served as project manager on large assessment projects and is passionate about helping leaders strengthen their teams and facilitate actionable plans to increase leadership effectiveness and profitability.
He is a Certified Program Director for the American College of Sports Medicine and has served on their certification board. He has spoken publicly in front of large audiences across the country on leadership, technology, sports medicine and numerous business and medical topics. Mike is an accomplished author, thought leader and has been published in over ten professional publications. Some of his training videos have been viewed in more than 50 countries around the world.
Mike holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Washington. He enjoys time with his family, traveling, golf and serving as an Elder at Pinnacle Church. He has founded and served as Director for two non-profit organizations, including the first cardiac rehabilitation organization in the state of Texas, The Dallas Cardiac Institute.
We partner with organizations to help them sustain their definition of success and achieve a noble purpose.
Impact 100 clients and 100,000 people by 2026.
Love is instilled by PeopleWorks into its everyday work and circulated with everyone with whom we work. Love leads to honesty and trust in relationships, both personal and business.
Service to our clients is of the utmost importance to us. We are here to serve. Our goal is the knowledge that we will be there for our clients when they need us.
Pursuit of excellence in everything that we do. Be that in our communication, relationships, punctuality, and standards. We settle for nothing less than excellence. To quote a long-time client’s motto, “Pleased, but never satisfied.” Always striving toward that excellence.
In our actions, we believe social profit, the act of achieving a noble purpose for the greater good. This is a core belief of PeopleWorks International. We have set out to make a difference with our actions and we hope our clients can see the value of this as well.