Our People

The Human Touch

SG is wise in the ways of business, construction, design, making money, strategic planning-thinking-advising, simple & effective systems, talent selection and development, leadership and team effectiveness, creativity, interpersonal skills-building, coaching, personal mastery and heart intelligence.

We are deeply committed to positive and sustainable transformation and live by The Five Accountabilities™: care, personal accountability, collaboration, creative effectiveness, and role clarity.

Chris Stanton, M.A.

Chris Stanton is a wise, experienced advisor to many successful construction and design companies. He cares deeply about his clients, and is an excellent collaborator, strategic advisor, clarifier, and coach. He is a provocateur of sustainable change and respected business leader who champions the philosophy that the best leaders are the discoverers and developers of other peoples' human potential. Chris is quick to identify and help remove obstacles to success, and is passionate about helping people solve complex problems, discover new capacities, and lead lives of personal and professional integrity. As founder of one of the S.F. Bay Area's most successful construction companies and with 25+ years of CEO experience, he is well versed in all aspects of growing, running, and selling a highly profitable business. Chris has an M.A. degree in Consciousness Studies and speaks nationally about leadership, developing talent, succession, and turning obstacles into opportunities. Chris holds the following certifications in diagnostic assessments: CPBA, CPVA, CAIA, and is a certified Values Technologies™ provider.

Jim Kelley, M.S.

Jim Kelley died suddenly in early 2011 after a brief illness. He was an extraordinary manóbrilliant, fearless, and totally devoted to his family, friends and clients. A steadfast friend and masterful coach/consultant, Jim profoundly transformed the lives of everyone lucky enough to work and play with him. An energetic manifestation of appreciation, he taught us all how to open our hearts, laugh at our human foibles, and embrace possibility. I miss him tremendously.

Jim was a world-class collaborator, individual- team-systems coach, and accomplished facilitator with a proven track record of helping leaders and their teams clarify their purpose, ignite their people, and accelerate their success. Jim had over 25 years of experience in organizational design, group process, cultural transformation, leadership development and interpersonal communications training. The former president of The Leadership Network and Startec Associates, Jim was also a senior trainer/consultant who conducted many workshops and trainings for open audiences, the military, and numerous Fortune 500 companies. He held an M.S. degree in administration and is a certified hypnotherapist specializing in stress management. A retired Air Force officer with military intelligence, programming, budgeting, procurement and command experience, Jim taught at the university and graduate school levels


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When professional mastery is combined with care and accountability, it can no longer be called consulting.

We call it
The New Game