We develop better leaders so they can build a better future.
Our Mission and Vision
4th Gear Consulting is a partner who will work with your team, your culture, your budget and your aspirations to make your business more successful. We help you build stronger leaders, accountable and fully engaged employees, and the capability to lead change better than your competitors.
We work to help the people and organizations we partner with achieve everything they are capable of and more than they thought they could.
How We Got Started
In 2009, Randy Hall left corporate America to help build better leaders. He believes if our leaders are better, our businesses and communities will be, too. He found on his climb up the corporate ladder, he encountered too many managers who were simply issuing instructions, telling people what to do, and wielding their authority like an engagement-killing weapon. Randy knew there were better ways to lead and he believed, in some small way, that he could be a force to help aspiring and developing leaders take a different path.
The name 4th Gear came about because we spend billions each year training people on skills and imparting knowledge that never gets used. We can continue to focus on knowledge, skill, and experience but without commitment, all that knowledge, skill, and experience is wasted.
The biggest challenge in business is not that employees don’t know how to do enough things well, it’s that they are not fully engaged and committed. Great leadership can change that. Great leaders know how to create fully accountable and engaged teams who apply all of their knowledge, skills, and experience to bear on the future of the business. That’s where success lives.
Randy coined the concept of the fourth gear because if knowledge, skill and experience are the first three gears of success, they are useless without the 4th Gear of commitment to drive them.
Randy Hall, has worked with Fortune 25 businesses as well as smaller organizations, to help them effectively develop leaders who can build strong teams, create fully engaged employees, lead change effectively, and achieve greater success for themselves and their business. Randy serves as a consultant, coach, and facilitator to help companies create teams of leaders that can change the game and dramatically improve results.
He leverages his sales, sales management and executive level experience to ensure that leaders he works with do not just look at leadership from an academic perspective but develop leadership skills that translate into real –world improvements in performance. He has created learning opportunities and developmental initiatives that enable leaders and managers to build and sustain high-performing teams and help capable individuals exceed even their own expectations.
In roles such as Senior Vice President, Learning and Leadership Development at Bank of America and Global Director of Learning and Development at Pfizer, Randy has orchestrated and facilitated leader development processes within the companies he was a part of. He now helps this happen for each and every client that engages 4th Gear Consulting.
Leadership & Communication Coach
Sandi Grivat is an independent leadership and communication coach. She helps leaders grow across critical domains—of communication, self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management—so they can lead from a place of grounded optimism and achieve desired results.
Before starting a coaching and consulting practice in 2011, Sandi was the Vice President, Communications / Executive Coach for the Executive Vice President of GE Financial / Genworth, for whom she translated a deep proficiency in communications into effective coaching and skill building. She also lead a team of communications professionals at Fannie Mae—during prosperous and tough times—to manage the company’s employee engagement and social responsibility efforts.
Sandi holds a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation with the International Coach Federation and is accredited with the Hay Group emotional intelligence instrument (ESCI).
She also has a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University, and is accredited in Public Relations (APR) with the Public Relations Society of America. Sandi has been contracting with 4th Gear for over a year, providing executive coaching to several 4th Gear consulting clients.
Kelly St John
Business Support Manager
As the Business Support Manager, Kelly is eager to bring her expertise and positive attitude to deliver exceptional care for every 4th Gear Client. From managing client communication and engagement to building solid business operations, she thrives in creating an environment in which client’s expectations are not only met, but exceeded. Before joining the 4th Gear team, Kelly served as a Project Manager for video production at NASCAR where she oversaw communication with multiple departments to consistently deliver stellar results.
Kelly holds a degree from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Business Administration and Marketing and utilizes this training to contribute her thoughts and ideas to numerous aspects of 4th Gear Consulting. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking road trips to the mountains of North Carolina.
Marketing Communications Manager
Allie is an alumna of Wake Forest University, and spent an additional year on campus as a Presidential Fellow learning how individual and organizational well-being are essential for achieving success. During her time as an undergraduate, she gained hands-on start-up experience by building a creative marketing agency where she discovered a passion for graphic design and developing comprehensive marketing strategies. She is eager to bring her skills and experience to 4th Gear Consulting.