Frank’s consulting and training activities are focused on the development of strong interpersonal communication skills and clearly understood and articulated statements of Strategic Intent. His practice centers on coaching senior executives and teams who want to improve both business performance and their quality of life. He also provides customer focused sales and marketing seminars. Frank is currently working with senior executives and teams at Microsoft; Getty Images; SonoSite; T-Mobile; Dunn Lumber and other selected firms.
Frank’s “hands-on” experience in business adds a special dimension to his consulting. His coaching and presentations are rich in practical experience based on a varied career. As a journalist, he broadcast major league and collegiate sports, produced the nightly television news, and anchored a daily television show. Frank also started, expanded and sold a specialized telephone company; managed the leasing arm of a real estate development firm; served as a Cabinet Member for the Mayor of Seattle; founded a national association to train local government leaders and lobby the US Congress; and managed the marketing arm of a consulting firm.
In addition to his training and consulting work, Frank is a keynote speaker with a solid reputation for providing entertaining, thoughtful, and energizing presentations. He also offers facilitation services in strategic planning to help firms and organizations deal with complex issues. He is frequently called upon to organize and facilitate national strategic alignment meetings for various clients. Frank is certified in the use of the Birkman Profile of interpersonal styles and is certified in the delivery of Fierce Conversations programs including Fierce Leadership.
A graduate of The Evergreen State College and the State and Local Government Program at Harvard University 's Kennedy School of Government, Frank has maintained his ties to the education community. He has served as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Graduate Management Program at Antioch University , has been a visiting instructor at the University of Washington and Highline College , and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard University 's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Antioch University in Seattle . Involved in numerous civic organizations, he has served as president of the Board of Trustees of the Seattle Public Library; as an on-camera fund-raiser for KCTS Television (the PBS station in Seattle); and as Marketing Director for Team Seattle, a sports car endurance racing team that raises money for Seattle Children's Hospital by competing in endurance races including the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Daytona. His free time is spent on his two passions: driving his race car and playing with his grandsons, Jack and Peter.