As President and CEO of Greg Coker Development Inc., Greg’s mission is to develop the individual, team & organization. Considered an expert in human behavior & organizational dynamics, his vision is due to reading his books attending his keynotes/workshops; participants are moved to achieve higher levels of performance & their organizations better places to work after graduating from W. KY. Univ. with an undergraduate & Master’s degrees in organizational communication & psychology, he joined the powerful D.C. lobbying firm of Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly, representing some of America’s top cos. & managing campaigns ranging from U.S. Senate to POTUS. Still, in the immortal words of Happy Chandler, “I never met a Kentuckian that wasn’t trying to get back home,” Greg heard the call to return to the Bluegrass joining the telephone Co., BellSouth, & what is now AT&T, with responsibility for lobbying K.Y.’s state legislative delegation & K.Y.’s 6-member Congressional Delegation & both U.S. Senators. While lobbying K.Y.’s federal delegation, Greg Coker formed a close friendship with then-Congressman Ernie Fletcher, which led to an opportunity to join Fletcher’s campaign for gov. & an eventual position in his administration as the Commissioner of the K.Y. Public Service Commission regulates the state’s top public utilities. After a 4-yr. a stint in public service, he returned to corporate America, joining an energy co. responsible for the public affairs for a 6-state area, in what Greg Coker keenly describes as having been hired by a great leader & fired by a great manager; this led him to start a journey that continues today as an author, motivational speaker, workshop leader & exec. coach.
He is the author of Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose, Soft Skills Field Manual as well as Healing the Wounds: Forgiveness & Reconciliation in the Workplace. His clients include Gnrl. Motors, McDonald’s, AT&T, Vanderbilt Univ., TVA, Duke Energy, State Farm & high-performance individuals who benefit from his personal coaching. He has been featured in national magazines, public radio, podcasts, and television programs. His workshops and keynote speeches include The Power of Purpose, Leadership & Management, Communication, Teamwork, Culture, Customer Satisfaction, Stress Management & Problem Solving. He conducts Emerging Leadership programs in 5 states & speaks across the U.S. Greg Coker and his wife Nicki reside in Bowling Green KY. & have 2 children & 1 granddaughter.