Because Corporate Culture and Workplace Safety Matter
Based on his 25 years of business leadership and firsthand experiences as a current business executive, Brian Fielkow, J.D., offers a unique approach to cultivating a healthy culture. Owner of Houston-based Jetco Delivery, he is the author of Driving to Perfection: Achieving Business Excellence By Creating A Vibrant Culture, as well as Leading People Safely; How to Win on the Business Battlefield. He has developed a proven formula that directly ties a company's culture to its bottom line by empowering employees, managing and driving change, and distinguishing between values and priorities.
As a business leader still in the game, Brian does not focus on the theory behind culture, but rather provides hands-on tools for executives and managers to create and sustain their own company’s culture by offering low-cost, high-value ideas.
As an expert on corporate culture and business leader running his own company, Brian is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur.com and has been featured on CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, NPR, Wall Street Journal Radio, Fast Company, The Street and others.
What especially impressed me about Brian was benefiting from him walking his walk. When he first contacted me about management in the spring of 2017, we had a great conversation and a pretty immediate connection. But I had to level with him that I would be mostly unavailable for the month of May since I had to go to Virginia for several weeks to close out my late brother's estate and pack up both of his houses. So I told him that I'd love to work with him but that I could not offer the level of service I would want for that month and suggested that we start sometime in June. In keeping with the philosophy he lays out in his book Driving to Perfection, which is about positive corporate culture, he suggested that we go ahead and start and that he would just lower his expectations for the month of May. His suggestion was instantaneous and intuitive - solving the problem in a way that would benefit both of us: we could go ahead and get him on board and I wouldn't have to feel guilty about my diminished capacity in May.
As a part of my onboarding process for our speakers, I read any books they have written. I sit down with my highlighter to identify the main points I want to use in our social media posts and marketing efforts. With both of Brian's books, Leading People Safely and Driving to Perfection, I have almost as much content highlighted as not. And it became clear to me that whenever we book Brian, his audiences will be given substantive, actionable solutions.
What People are Saying about Brian
Brian's vision of what his company needed to improve the safety of employees and the general public was the reason we requested him to come speak at our seminar. Every owner in the industry needs to hear Brian's presentation. His message that safety and operations can work together to improve the overall company culture, while growing the business, disproves the popular assumption in our industry that safety and operations/revenues are at odds with each other. Brian also showed that by involving the employees from the start, you'll have "buy in", as it is their program. The employees take pride in their work while representing the company. And, as Brian states, costs are minimal to implement these changes, yet the ROI, including savings and increased business, makes me wonder why more aren't following Brian's lead.
Safety Director, Beaver Express
What an experience! Brian Fielkow was the December luncheon speaker at our executive group. Brian is interesting, informative, inspirational and impressive. He lives, breathes and teaches culture, and not a single person left the room without having new ideas and action items to improve their organizations. It was a stellar way to close the year.
President & CEO Houston Technology Center
As a NASA employee, I was required to participate in many training sessions regarding leadership, project management, and safety. Brian’s event beats them all. I know I will benefit greatly from the experience.
Astronaut, International Space Station Flight Engineer, NASA
It was our great pleasure to feature Brian Fielkow as the kickoff speaker for our Fall Safety Council Series. Brian’s presentation, Driving to Perfection, was a homerun with our group.
Rather than just theory, his session featured solid principles backed by the real-life experiences of his trucking operation. His mini-case studies really resonated with our audience of trucking pros. His willingness to share failures and what they learned from them was much appreciated. He has an engaging style and outstanding visuals to drive his message home. Our feedback has been nothing but positive.
I highly recommend Brian for your group. You will be challenged and energized.
President, Minnesota Trucking Association
Brian's Booking Information
Preferred Airport: Houston Hobby
Fee: $10,000 - $15,000
Expenses: Round-trip coach airfare (if domestic), ground transportation, parking, up to 2 nights hotel and meals for 1
Some of the Clients Brian has Spoken for:
Houston Technology Center
National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc.
Pioneer Industries International
Hirschbach Motor Lines
Great West Casualty Company
Industries That Fit Best With Brian's Topics
Transportation: Truck, Bus, Air, and Rail
Insurance & Finance
Hotels & Hospitality
Distribution - Especially hazardous materials
Brian's Speaking Topics and Books
Driving to Perfection: Strong on the Inside - Unbreakable on the Outside
- What is culture and why is it important
- Tools for leaders to drive organizational change
- Strategies to anchor your culture in your front-line employees
- How to Identify culture killers and drive them out of your organization
- Giving you a game plan to put ideas into action immediately
Culture is a hard-core business proposition that sets your company apart from your competition and has a profound impact on your bottom line. It's what keeps your customers coming back and allows you to compete less on price.
Leading People Safely: How to Win on the Business Battlefield
- Understanding of what a thriving safety culture looks like and concrete action steps to create one
- Low-cost-, high-reward implementation strategies for establishing and sustaining a culture of prevention
- What is a safety culture, and why is it important
- How to promote accountability - make the safe decision even when no one is looking
- A game plan to establish and grow your safety culture
An investment in your safety culture is an investment in your bottom line. A culture of prevention is the foundation of an excellent operation.
Brian has created a companion book for each of his presentations:
Driving to Perfection does not focus on the theory behind company culture. Rather the book explores how a business, no matter the size, can achieve excellence through intense focus on the development nurturing of its culture.
Co-written with James T. Schultz, Leading People Safely is packed with succinct, savvy know-how for implementing a culture of safety, punctuated with easy-to-skim lists and textboxes, and uses on-the-ground examples supplied from Jim and Brian's combined seventy-plus years of experience. Leading People Safely is the 2017 Winner of the Independent Press Award Leadership Category.