Stan Berry, President
Business writing coach Stan Berry has devoted the past 34 years to improving the productivity of over 55,000 business and government professionals with his seminar, Writing to Get Things Done (WGTD). Stan’s unique and energetic approach to teaching makes the class engaging and fun. Stan has also authored five books on business writing that he uses in his seminars.
Stan’s fascination with effective writing began at age 13 when his mother, a poet and writer, and father, an English teacher, began critiquing his school papers. Soon after, he knew he wanted to teach while watching his father teach engineers to improve their writing at Honeywell, Medtronic, General Mills and 3M.
Stan has a Bachelor’s of Science in education from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s of Arts and Religion from Yale University. He’s been a member of ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) since 1975 when he served on the Board of Directors for the Twin Cities Chapter.
Stu Tanquist, Business Writing Coach
Stu Tanquist loves creating that “aha” moment, when people internalize the value and power of Writing to Get Things Done (WGTD).
Stu honed his business writing skills while working as the editor of several business publications. His expertise ranges from working as a professional trainer to serving as a strategic-level director for training and development, with responsibility for the learning needs of 4,000 employees. In the year 2000, he realized his life-long dream of becoming self-employed and absolutely loves it.With 25 years in the learning and development field, he has trained thousands of employees, presented at four American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) National Leadership and TechKnowledge conferences, and written two best selling ASTD Info-Lines.
Stu holds three degrees including a Masters in management.