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Geil Browning, Ph.D.
Founder and Board Chair

Geil Browning, Ph.D., is the Founder and Board Chair of Emergenetics® International. She provides oversight to the board of directors and is actively involved in the company’s philanthropic activities. As co-creator the Emergenetics Profile and STEP Youth Report, her interest in understanding how people prefer to learn has been the cornerstone of her career for more than 35 years.

Dr. Browning started her career as a teacher and became an elementary school principal at the young age of 26. She received her doctorate from the University of Nebraska and completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard. Dr. Browning has been twice recognized with the Colorado’s Outstanding Entrepreneurial Businesswoman of the Year award.

In 2006, she authored the international bestseller, “Emergenetics: Tap into the New Science of Success.” In December 2017, she published her second book, “Work That Works: Emergineering a Positive Organizational Culture.”

More than 35 years ago, Dr. Browning co-founded the Institute of Career Advancement Needs (ICAN) in Omaha, Neb. ICAN sponsored two highly acclaimed executive development programs: INFLUENCE (for women) and FOCUS (for men), which generated more than 3,000 graduates and were led in part by Dr. Browning.

She is a proud mother to three sons and adores her 10 beloved grandchildren. Dr. Browning and her husband of more than 50 years, Armistead, reside in Castle Rock, Colo.

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