Griff is the Dean of the Hoff School of Business, Corban University, Salem, Oregon where he continues to be dedicated to making:

  • marketing  – customer focused;
  • selling  – about meeting customer needs;
  • strategy  – about delivering value; and,
  • leadership about inspiring people.

His books, eBooks, videos, Power Points are all focused on practical business and leadership topics born from over three decades of experience.

As a speaker, he continues to motivate his audiences: one listener expressed it this way:

“Griff’s speaking is like fireworks for the mind.”

His speaking is motivational, instructive, inspiring and always delivers practical insights and value.

The MBA program at Corban University’s Hoff School of  Business is a dynamic, on-line educational experience dedicated to delivering a fully accredited graduate degree in about 18 months.  For more information, click here.

Sometimes, business decisions are a bit cloudy. Direction isn’t certain. The burden of indecision weighs heavily. Leading can be lonely.

Are you looking to put your business burdens into trustworthy hands?  Are you looking for someone who would  faithfully help shoulder this part of my journey?

Griff’s Coaching Process is based on his unique model of developing servant-leadership habits: knowing yourself; controlling yourself; and finally, learning to give – leading by serving.

Wisdom gained from learning from both mistakes and successes has lead to the development of the  Serving-leader Attitude.™


We provide focused consulting services on strategy formulation and implementation; new product launches; and developing customer-centered positioning & messaging.

Our services, focused on both small businesses and teams within larger organizations, is grounded in customer-centric thinking (looking at your brand from the customer’s perspective) and processes that provide innovative thinking to problem-solving. Those starting a small business benefit from our process.


We improve our clients’ strategies, new product launches, and overall marketing and sales performance driving a unique process that ALWAYS focuses on the customer.

We work with the team to develop effective leaders who liberate their people to work productively in self-managed, self-starting teams.

•Lindell Model of Developing a Serving-leader Attitude 

Phase 1 – Getting to KNOW YOURSELF
Socrates said:  “The unexamined life is not worth living….Let him that would move the world, first move himself.”

  • Understanding Your Purpose
  • Developing what “ought to be” – your Ethic
  • Worldview – developing a coherent mental model of life

Phase 2: working on CONTROLLING YOURSELF
Aristotle said:  “What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do…..Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d rather have been talking.”

  • Integration of body, mind, and spirit
  • Proficiencies – developing your natural skills
  • Behaviors – responding to others in positive ways

Phase 3: Learning to GIVE  YOURSELF
Jesus said:  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve. . .”

  • Influence – developing skills to motivate by serving
  • Passion – sharing your passion to facilitate change
  • Humility – possessing the power of serving others before self