Knowledgeable, effective leaders multiply their value to the company when they can also inspire those around them. Inspiration comes in many forms, so we help executives recognize and amplify the strengths that will move others. Learn the foundations of leading, including positive ways to: create a cooperative team set expectations…More
Our Bay Area operations management clients come to us when they’re feeling immense pressure. And we respond with great empathy and practical, collaborative support. Do any of these common situations sound familiar? Cash flow in crisis Unfilled management positions Costly turnover Stuck and need a fresh start Take a deep…More
GoGo Graves Consulting helps you set the tone and the course for your company. Whether you’re in San Francisco, San Rafael or San Antonio, we’ll propel you with our positive strategic planning process, Appreciative Inquiry. Colgate-Palmolive and Facebook use AI to keep surging forward. And we put it to work…More
Rick Graves comes to each project with a passion for developing people as well as profits.
“I help you clarify your vision,” says Rick. “Then we collaborate on planning, training and efficiency, to move you and your managers from goals on paper to actual achievements.”
Since 2015, Rick’s corporate and entrepreneurial clients have experienced dramatic increases in profit, some up to 300%. He’s also orchestrated cultural shifts to create loyal, motivated teams and paved the way for greater fulfillment and joy in their work.Meet Rick Graves
Flatiron & Stateroom Brewery
My wife and I had perfected what we called Zen management and were happy with the culture we had created. But we had little knowledge of the science of restaurant operations that Rick brings to daily policies and procedures.
He has no ego and conveys his limitless knowledge by disarming you, teaching skills, building confidence, then applying just the right amount of pressure to move you forward again. We consider our decision to hire Rick the single most important unilateral move we have made in our five years of ownership."
A perfect storm of conditions nearly ended the decade-long run of my four-restaurant concept in 2017.
GoGo Graves Consulting effectively changed that in seven short months.
Rick’s approach to motivating the current young restaurant workforce is brilliant! I am old school—do your job, bust your ass, take the win—that is lost on today’s workforce. Rick drives results based on adapting your management style to fit your employees’ individual personalities. He identifies non-performers and brings management teams together. GoGo Graves Consulting is the essential tool for anyone wanting to succeed in the restaurant industry."
Red Boot Consulting
Rick facilitated my first solo workshop and it far exceeded my expectations! He is that rare person who has a balanced right brain/left brain approach.
A strong critical thinker whose goal is to understand one’s business objectives, Rick made sure that what I wanted to achieve with my workshop happened.
By using creative and logical tactics, he kept the participants thoroughly engaged. Rick also offered thought-provoking activities that provided many aha moments for participants (and me). He truly is the ultimate facilitator and trainer, garnering respect and showcasing the talents of each person there. Plus his smart wit and sunny personality make him just plain fun to be around."
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