YOUR REPUTATION IS BASED ON YOUR ABILITY TO PRODUCE HIGH-QUALITY WORK.
That means the quality of your work is a key for your perpetual success!
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to people at events across the country. If you’re a business, conference, or college, I’d love to see how we can work together.
I strive to be an engaging speaker for today’s audience. Leveraging my own experiences, blending honest talk with a little humor. I work to inspire and encourage audiences to leverage their past and improve their future, becoming leaders in their own way.
Every year, I travel across the country speaking to businesses, students, and organizations. With a focus on helping increase the quality of their work, I look to help you reduce construction site issues and increase profitability through presentations tailored for each audience.
The quality of your work is a calling card to your individual and a company’s success.
I want to help you improve how you take action to produce the highest quality deliverables.
I believe that one of the easiest and most overlooked ways to improve the quality of your firm’s work is to improve how you engage with your staff. One way is to solicit feedback from them when they take responsibility and pride in the work they produce. Their interaction will often lead to higher quality deliverables that will reduce your headaches and increase profit.
Signature Speaking & Workshop Topics
A 5-part Framework for Quality Management
Your professional reputation as an individual and a business is directly linked to the quality of your work. People are at the heart of engineering designs and have a lot to offer beyond the typical technical knowledge. Learn to use and implement a 5-part framework to consistently produce consistent and G.R.E.A.T. quality deliverables.
Designed with a focus on helping staff of all levels to improve Quality Assurance (QA) process development and Quality Control (QC) execution.
Categories: Corporate, Associations, Continuing Education, Personal Growth, Program Management
A QUALITY TEAM:
An All-star Leadership Approach
Learning to work with assorted personalities and learning styles can be overwhelming, especially for new and aspiring leaders. The pressures of Civil Engineering increase with the need to be essentially perfect with producing engineering deliverables.
Designed with an emphasis on facilitating leadership engagement with staff to implement a superior Quality Assurance & Quality Control (QA/QC) program.
Categories: Corporate, Associations, Continuing Education, Leadership, Employee Engagement
THE POWER OF EXPERIENCE:
Transitioning from Classroom to Career
Entering the engineering workforce can be daunting and overwhelming. Applying hundreds of engineering principles learned to real-world problems and design scenarios. Combine this with a desire for great professional success and the knowledge that your college education has not prepared you for everything.
Designed for student orientations and inspiring individual action to prepare for entering the engineering workforce.
Categories: College, High School, Career Growth, Greek Life
Speaking Experience at:
An Quick Introduction to Brian Wagner
For more than 6 years, I have been speaking at professional conferences and community events across the United States. 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 specialize in civil site design. I have extensive experience in land development design and construction. This work includes oversight and preparation of construction plans. I have worked both for small business and large corporate engineering firms as well as a couple of stints in the public sector. My diverse experience in these different scenarios prepared me for my career and my current role as a professional engineer.
I will always prefer to be in front of and working with a live audience. It is fun and engaging to interact in real-time with participants, seeing their reactions and recognizing when I need to speed up or slow down!
In the era of COVID-19, it is my policy to meet the expectations of you and your event including masking and proof of vaccination.
Now, maybe more than ever, people are looking for opportunities to connect, engage and grow using virtual platforms. I look to engage you and your audiences through an interactive and unique virtual experience that will entertain, engage, and inspire participants.
The Undercover Engineer
The program is a research project where I analyze and investigate your firm’s standards and procedures. The mission is to understand exactly how your produce your deliverables. We then compile the information we obtain into a report for you with recommendations and ideas for you to consider so you can take appropriate actions to improve your company’s deliverables and success. We will spend time learning about your company through conventional means like interviews, surveys, and evaluations. We also clandestine methods such as undercover interviews, fake identities and backstories, and canvasses.
As we compile data and insight from different firms, we look for trends across the spectrum of civil engineering. The project’s goal is to understand how different management styles, systems, and techniques impact the final product a company produces. We will compare how large firms function differently than small firms and everything. We seek to understand how managers with the highest success rates motivate their staff to perform at exceptional levels. For firms on the upper end of the spectrum, the data serves as confirmation that you are doing things “right”. For those who are struggling, the data will offer tested intelligence into what you can do better.
Helping Increase the Quality of Your Deliverables using Conventional and Clandestine Methods
The Engineering Quality Control Podcast
I am hosting the newest podcast focused on Quality Control for Engineers. I have partnered with Engineering Management Institute, an amazing company with experience producing engineering-related podcasts. I am beyond excited to embark on this new endeavor with them.
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-
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