Bryan G. Stephens is an executive on a mission to transform the workplace. He is the founder and CEO of TalkForward, a consulting and training company, utilizing Bryan’s clinical and management expertise to develop managers and teams in a corporate environment. As a licensed therapist with strong understanding of developing human potential, he is dedicated to the development of Human Capital to meet the needs of leaders, managers, and employees in the 21st Century workplace.
With 15 years of Executive Management, Bryan spent two years as the Interim Chief Executive Officer in a public behavioral health agency, with over 450 employees and a $27 million budget, establishing and executing major goals and objectives and providing leadership, direction, and guidance for Agency activities.
Bryan is an entrepreneur, who has also launched two previous businesses using online technology, in addition to TalkForward.
Bryan is a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, and Certified Managerial Coach. He has been coaching teams and individuals since 2006 both in and out of his work in community mental health
A specialist in clinical supervision, Bryan began training therapists in small and large groups, while Ethics Chair on the Board of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia in 2012.
Bryan has an Executive MBA from Kennesaw State University, Coles School of Business, and both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
A past member and President of Douglas Kiwanis, Bryan is a past Member of Marietta Kiwanis. He and his family attends worship at the First United Methodist Church of Marietta, where he is active as an Assistant Scout Master in Troop 277, the same Troop in which he earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 15. His son is on track to earn his Eagle rank this year.
Bryan is married to his college sweetheart, Linda, and has two wonderful teenagers, Gil and Ann Marie.