Gary Rush, IAF Certified™ Professional Facilitator (CPF), is Founder & CEO of MGR Consulting. Over the past 30+ years he has been a leading Group Facilitator and Facilitator Trainer. He is the only person, still working, to create his own facilitation techniques – FAST revolutionizing it with FoCuSeD™ – a unique approach to structured facilitation transforming the facilitation industry. He has trained thousands of people from more than 18 countries, and has delivered his structured facilitation class in 8 countries within North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. His students have gone on to become CEOs and CIOs, crediting their success to the people and process skills gained in his facilitator training classes. He has written numerous "how to" books covering facilitation, collaborative leadership, strategic planning, data modeling, etc. During a hiatus from consulting, Gary owned and was "Chef" of a highly acclaimed restaurant in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico – MG Rush dba Miracles Restaurant.
Gary has facilitated significant workshops including the first strategic plan for the combined EDS/GM organization. He also facilitated the Star Alliance workshop that resulted in identifying in-flight Wi-Fi as a product offering. Gary is an IAF CPF Assessor and former IAF Chair. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and holds a BS in English Literature.