Benefit = PM training by an Experienced PM

Benefit = PM training by an Experienced PM

Are you tired of trying to get speakers on leadership who don’t have actual project management experience?  Leadership experts in the military, sports, or general business are great, but it’s sometimes difficult to draw the straight lines back to project management. And sometimes their ideas are difficult to implement in a project environment where work changes rapidly and safety overrides everything else.

Heath Suddleson has helped teams all over the world turn managers into leaders.  With Heath’s help, teams that were in danger of being terminated by clients were able to set new standards of excellence. He has helped teams in private industry,  government agencies, and not-for-profit organizatons.

  • Over 25 years managing complex design and construction projects
  • Served as Owners Representative, Architect/Engineer, General Contractor, and Subcontractor
  • Has managed over US$20 Billion worth of construction projects
  • Provided training on 5 continents and in two languages
  • Served in corporate and Board of Directors roles in large global organizations
  • Served on Task Force to create the Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP) Certification
  • Significant experience in the following industries:
    • Vertical Buildings (Airports, hospitals, prisons, office buildings)
    • Oil, Gas, and Chemical
    • Power generation and transmission
    • Mining and Metals
    • Heavy Highway and Heavy Civil
    • Government Contracts

Working for some great leaders, and some horrible managers, has helped Heath realize some of the subtle nuances in attitude that can make the difference in turning a manager into a leader. Having had the opportunity to be a manager and a leader himself, Heath had the opportunity to not only become a student of leadership, but a practitioner as well

Heath learned some of his most profound lessons by serving in volunteer leadership roles in organizations such as the American Legion, the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and Toastmasters International. In his work with Toastmasters International, Heath served roles from local clubs through many levels in the organization, even having served from 2009-2011 on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors during a significant structure change.
Most recently, Heath worked in a corporate role for one of the world’s largest Engineering and Construction Companies developing and conducting training programs to help the next generation of Project Managers become more successful in their roles.

His bestselling book, The Attitude Check: Lessons In Leadership has become a practical field guide for leaders to harness their attitudes to increase productivity and reduce turnover in the work place. Some organizations have incorporated his book into their standard training programs. He has been featured in many publications on the topic of how to engage teams, including Engineering News Record, CFO Magazine, Bloomberg Business, and Fast Company. Heath has presented to audiences all over the world who have included Bechtel Corporation, AECOM, Skanska, The Project Management Institute, The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, and the Construction Specifications Institute.

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