John Gregory Vincent

Principal Consultant
The Submarine Way a Genesis Group LLC Company


Leadership Development Through The Submarine Way Lens of Inclusion


Workshop Description:  

In this workshop, we will take participants down the hatch and get underway on a mission to utilize our patent published leadership model to drive inclusion as a business strategy for their teams and organizations.


John Gregory Vincent is a 20-year veteran of the Navy’s Submarine Force, retiring as a Command Master Chief. He is a former workplace consultant for The Gallup Organization where he received the delivery excellence award in his last year with them as the highest, client rated, Gallup consultant in the world. He is an expert in leadership development, human performance through the lens of inclusion, and the behavioral change needed to do both.


John is a successful entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, executive coach, author, and one of America’s foremost experts on behavioral change. He founded the Genesis Goup LLC in 2008 and later served as the chief talent and learning officer, before assuming his present role. He and his business partner have created a unique leadership model that is trademarked, protected by copyright, and has a patent-pending. It is the only patent-pending, inclusion focused leadership model, in the world.


He is the author, along with his business partner and wife, Deborah Cake Fortin, of the Amazon bestseller, Diversity & Inclusion The Submarine Way, and also wrote the critically acclaimed book, UPSIDE: A Guide to Achieving Your Full Potential In Life. John and Deb were approached, and have recently reached agreement with Simon and Schuster for a Leadership specific follow up book to Diversity and Inclusion, The Submarine Way.


John received a master’s in business administration with a concentration in management from Granthan University and a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Brenau University. He is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, DISC facilitator, and a former Gallup executive coach. He and Deb split time between their log home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and their home in Greenville, SC.




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October 20, 2021