I help engineers communicate better with their clients so they build stronger relationships and be effective project managers.

The quality of your communication is a key to your professional success!

With over 20 years of civil engineering experience, I know that communication skills differentiate exceptional engineers from good ones. I am committed to equipping you with the essential resources that can help enhance the way you engage and lead others. Effective communication can create stronger bonds with coworkers, clients, and the community. With your talent, you can leave a remarkable impact on the world. Let’s collaborate to unleash your full potential.

I want to help you succeed.  Let me be your guide, learn from my mistakes, and stand out among your peers.

Brian Wagner, P.E. | Keynote Speaker & Consultant located in Central Maryland | https://brianwagner.co/

Brian Wagner, P.E.

Signature Speaking Topics

Technically Speaking

Navigating client relations with effective communication

Developed to help engineers speak clearly with their clients so they build lasting relationships.

It might be a surprise, but engineers are not always the best communicators. Learning how to manage your language and speak in terms your clients understand takes time and effort, but it’s worth it to become an effective communicator. It’s truly an art!

Take Brian for example – he’s earned countless repeat clients because he explains technical topics in ways that they can easily grasp. He’s built a reputation among his peers as a resource for helping others comprehend difficult concepts. Brian knows that being the smartest person in the room isn’t what makes you successful. It’s being able to connect with others and bring your style and success to their lives. So, let’s follow in Brian’s footsteps and strive to become great communicators!

4D Project Leadership

Empowering your team to take initiative in any situation.

Great for inspiring company leadership to take the skills and abilities of their firm’s staff to the next level.

Your professional reputation as a business is directly linked to the quality of your firm’s work. People are at the heart of engineering designs and have a lot to offer beyond simply technical knowledge.  What are you doing to bring the best out of your staff so they help your clients?

A 4D Leadership approach provides staff with the confidence they need to manage up from the middle and simultaneously mentor those around them.  A successful land development project requires that staff at all levels lead.  Give them the power.  This program concentrates on empowering staff at all levels throughout the life of a project to take initiative and provide leadership, even in small and sometimes obscure situations.  Learn to identify dysfunctional and unproductive routines. Leverage the unique experiences, knowledge, and perspectives of each person in your organization that can reduce headaches and increase profits.

All programs include access to an online vault full of bonus resources.  Use these different Plans and Worksheets to help you improve your project management and leadership skills, no matter where you are in your career.

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An Quick Introduction to Brian Wagner

My passion is helping others and I want to help you by sharing my knowledge and experience with you.

As a licensed Professional Engineer, I have specialized in civil site design with extensive experience in land development design and construction.  My experience includes a progression from drafter to project engineer and manager through the responsibilities of a business owner.  

I have worked for small businesses, large corporate engineering firms, and a few stints in the public sector, including the federal government.  My diverse experience in these different scenarios prepared me for my career and my current role as a professional engineer.  

In-Person Events

I love presenting to a live in-person audience.  It is fun and inspiring to engage and interact with your participants and see their reactions.

Brian Wagner speaking on stage
Brian Wagner's virtual studio

Virtual & Hybrid Events

Throughout the pandemic, virtual and hybrid events became quite common.  While we have seen a significant reduction in virtual events with the return to normalcy, we still see it as a valuable tool to entertain, engage, and inspire participants.

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Before you go, let me ask you two questions:

  1. Are you confident that your engineering explanations are clearly understood by your audience?
  2. Do you regularly earn repeat business from your clients?

If the answer is not a definitive YES to either of these questions… What are you doing to fix this?

I might have some suggestions, let’s discuss your situation.

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    What people are saying

    “I appreciated the various acronyms in your presentation as they made your points easy to remember. Your story about firefighters was also very touching.”

    -Jared C., Director of Engineering-

    “Brian exemplifies the kind of leader you would want to work for or have speak to your organization. He is centered on helping others, carries himself with confident humility, is an expert in his field, and is committed to continual growth and development.”

    -Todd B., Business Training Expert-

    “The Star Concept has been a game-changer in recognizing my own and other’s motivations.  It’s a simple system that makes the complex and often loaded topic of motivation fun and easy to approach.”

    -Jennie B., Business Performance Expert-

    “I was inspired after hearing Brian’s presentation.  He explained that great changes always start with an innovative idea, even if that idea may seem out of reach.  With his tools and ideas he provided, I feel like the sky is the limit.”

    -Erin W., Watershed & Sustainability Coordinator-

    “I wanted to say that I especially appreciated the anecdote about the failing dam and the innovations that you and your collaborators implemented. It seems like there are often very simple solutions, we just need to take a step back sometimes to see them!”

    -Daniel S., Environmental Ecologist-