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Geil Browning, PH.D.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Geil Browning, Ph.D., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Emergenetics International, which has offices throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Dr. Browning started her career as a teacher and became an elementary school principal at the young age of 26. Her lifelong interest in how people learn is what ultimately led her to create the Emergenetics Profile. She later developed the Student/Teacher Emergenetics Program (STEP), which allows parents and teachers of students 10 to 18 years-old to better understand children and individualize their learning. The company then expanded its assessment technology with a motivational and aptitude-based tool known as the Emergenetics Selection Program for hiring and promoting employees.

Over 35 years ago, Geil founded the Institute of Career Advancement Needs (ICAN), an organization committed to developing “whole-life leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow and create limitless possibilities for themselves and their organizations.” ICAN sponsored Influence and Focus, two highly acclaimed executive development programs led in part by Dr. Browning, which generated more than 3,000 graduates.

She received her doctorate from the University of Nebraska, where she was an adjunct associate professor and completed her postdoctoral studies at Harvard. Over the past three decades, she has lectured on the power of Emergenetics, leadership and self-empowerment at numerous universities throughout North America, Russia and Asia.

In 1995, Dr. Browning was recognized as Colorado’s Outstanding Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year by the Women’s Vision Foundation. In 2003, The Denver Business Journal honored her as one of Colorado’s Outstanding Women in Business Businesswoman of the Year. In 2014, Emergenetics International was named one to the 50 Colorado Companies to Watch list, which acknowledges businesses that are making a positive impact to the state. Emergenetics has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies for the past seven consecutive years.

In 2006, Dr. Browning authored the international bestseller, “Emergenetics: Tap into the New Science of Success”. Most recently, she published her second book in December 2017, “Work That Works: Emergineering a Positive Corporate Climate.”

Dr. Browning is active in the community, serving as a founding board member of the Kenyan Children Foundation, whose mission is to provide transformational experiences for Americans through involvement with Kenyan street children.

She is a proud mother to three sons and grandmother to ten grandchildren. Dr. Browning and her husband reside in Castle Rock, Colo.

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