Visionary – Strategist – Idea Generator – Consensus Builder – Doer – “Imaginist”
With over 25 years of executive healthcare leadership at one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States, Brian combines concepts from systems and chaos theory, servant leadership, and a generous dose of imagination to inspire and illuminate a path for those who want a better way to build an innovative culture, develop robust strategies, and achieve sustainable high-performance. He has described this approach as Leading with Imagination.
The coolest projects I ever worked on include launching Celebration Health in partnership with Walt Disney World, creating Florida Hospital for Children at the Disney Pavilion, and navigating a medical collaboration with the newly constructed Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
I find my most effective leadership skill asking questions, waiting for the answers, and finding a course of action.
Every day I use imagination to challenge myself with new ideas, concepts, or activities – guitar, biking, cooking, gardening, sailing, watching children’s movies with my kids.
My core values include deepening my relationships with God, family, and others. I live to serve.
Brian's Books: Lead With Imagination: Regaining the Power to Lead and Live in a Changing World, 2019
Brian has been featured on John Tesh's Intelligence for Your Life Podcast, Bill Martinez Live, The Jenni Catron Leadership Podcast, Marcel Schwantes' Love In Action Podcast, and more!
Read more about Brian on his website, thebrianparadis.com