For 25 years Mr. Bruce Brown founder of Action Strategies International, LLC uses a unique creativity to solve problems and address vastly varied issues in an organization — be they as to its mission, technologies, national or international organizational structures, training, systems, products, or leadership/management.
Typically, Mr. Brown uses his creative ability to help a business leader brainstorm and re-conceive mission, products or services, reposition and re-invigorate teams and implement new technology tools or approaches. (He enjoys doing this even more when what is lacking relates to a cross-national or cross-cultural endeavor.) Mr. Brown does not view himself primarily as an entrepreneur. He is instead a powerfully innovative and creative tool of an entrepreneur. He has extensive experience sitting at the “right-hand” of organizational leaders and assisting them in attaining their vision.
He is supported by academic degrees in Psychology and Law and multiple technology industry certifications. Due to Mr. Brown’s passion for learning and research, the academic, research and experiential resources from which he has to draw are vast. In addition, with the benefit of his research and his respected instincts, people know him as being able to correctly discern trends of many sorts.
Mr. Brown has experience in initiating and managing aspects or entire business ventures of all sorts in varied roles. He has practiced as an corporate securities attorney, operated as president and training program developer a respected an innovative multi-campus information technology training firm, has operated as Administrative Director of a rapidly growing non-profit organization.
He has been honored to have been asked to be one of two non-Microsoft executives asked to advise Microsoft in the creation of it’s Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator certification. He was also invited to sit alongside senior representatives from Cisco, Novel, Red Hat, Oracle and other industry leaders in an attempt to formulate the Field Certified Professional Association, an innovative alternative certification schema for technology professionals.
He also has experience leading national and multi-national organizational refinement in leadership structures, legal structures and refinement of vision and mission. He enjoys staying abreast of trends in information technology and advising clients on how best to position their product and industry given information technology realities.
Mr. Brown’s two favorite accomplishments/involvements have been (1) the creation of an internationally respected intensive, team-based, information technology career training program employing non-traditional “Outward Bound” influenced methodologies; (see historical reference here) and (2) moving to Mexico and acting as Administrative Director for a multi-national non-profit –leading the reorganization of many facets of the organization in ways that better assured its long-term sustainable growth.
He holds or has held numerous technology certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer+Internet, Microsoft Certified Trainer (and train-the-trainer) and CompTIA Network+ and A+. He has abilities in designing SQL databases and is proficient in HTML/CSS. He is experienced in implementing websites in several favored Web Content Management Systems (Expression Engine and WordPress) and has experimented with many others. He also has years experience implementing and customizing several e-commerce software solutions.
Mr. Brown draws on the abilities of his brother Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D. who writes the Couragenet Blog on leading change. Dr. Brown is my organizational leadership consultant. Dr. Ronald Brown holds a Masters of Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Masters of Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.d. in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, VA. He has enjoyed his history of leading a regional office of a major non-profit organization and now major corporate clients in effective organizational leadership and management. Ron is available to assist ASI clients in improving venture leadership techniques/strategies.
*Despite the broad scope of Mr. Brown’s resources in aiding an organization, he is unable to practice law on behalf of his clients being unlicensed to do so. When Mr. Brown recognizes an organizational need to address legal structuring or other legal realities in an organization he is able to address these realities well as he interacts with existing or newly-retained organizational counsel.