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OUR WHYS

A HUMANIZED APPROACH TO INVESTING & LEADERSHIP IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.


We've talked to thousands of investors and executives over the past three years. Most agree that it's never been harder – or more important – to help leaders stay attuned to themselves and their companies to keep stakeholders aligned and motivated. “Quiet quitting” and the Great Resignation reinforced low morale and burnout. Inflation, economic uncertainty, and distributed teams amplify the need for greater empathy, professional intimacy, leadership presence, and effective communication.

YESTERDAY'S TECHNIQUES WILL NOT SOLVE TOMORROW'S CHALLENGES.  

In this new era, non-financial measures are a powerful leading indicator of financial measures; leaders can boost market value by focusing on assets not accounted for on their financial statements. In fact, companies that prioritize leadership development are 1.5X more likely to emerge as market leaders and have a 13X higher likelihood of outperforming competitors. Those same companies also enjoy up to 3X higher employee retention and engagement than competitors. Incorporating coaching has shown a remarkable ROI of up to 700%.*

RESILIENT LEADERSHIP IMPROVES BOTTOM LINES AND LIVES.

The pandemic’s impact made clear the future of work is about more than enabling technology, flexible offices, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. It highlighted the emphasis we must place on withstanding and recovering quickly from difficulties, intentional growth in the hearts and minds of leaders, wellbeing of our employees, and corporate alignment, both operational and cultural – if we’re to convert early success into lasting relevance. 

* Source: Career Builder Training Statistics

OUR WHYS
Perspective

PERSPECTIVE

Coaching Borrows from Advisory and Therapy

COACHING

ADVISORY

Paid to solve problems

Focuses on organization & financial performance

Strives for objectivity

Provides quantitative analysis of problems and models solutions

Advises individual leaders in business matters

Involves management in goal setting

Based on organizational ethics

Paid for by the company

Focuses on the future

Fosters individual & team performance in a business context

Helps executives discover their own paths

THERAPY

Paid to ask the right questions

Tackles difficult issues at work and home

Focuses on individual behavioral change

Explores subjective experience

Focuses on the past

Diagnoses and treats dysfunctionality

Based on medical ethics

Paid for by the individual

Source: Harvard Business Review, January 2009 - What Can Coaches Do For You?

Vales

VALUES

Gannett.Partners is a values-driven organization committed to facilitating global change and sustainable impact. We live these values one day at a time.

SELF ACTUALIZATION

Leadership starts with self-awareness.

BOUNDLESS OPPORTUNITY

Great companies can be built anywhere.

EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK

Enduring companies are not built alone.

INDIVIDUAL POTENTIAL

Entrepreneurship can change the world.

Leadership

TEAM

Our firm is united by our values and operates as a single global partnership. From the C-suite to the front line, we partner with clients to help them innovate more sustainably, achieve lasting gains in performance, and build resilient workforces and companies that will thrive for this generation and the next.

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CHRIS GANNETT

CEO & FOUNDER

Gannett.Partners

Dallas, TX USA

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AKINWOLE GARRETT

ADVISORY BOARD

GM, Revolt Media

New York, NY USA

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STEPHEN SKI

OPERATING PARTNER

Gannett.Partners

London, England

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BRIAN FREEMAN

ADVISORY BOARD

CEO, Creatorland

Los Angeles, CA USA

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GREGG BERNARD

OPERATING PARTNER

Gannett.Partners

New York, NY USA

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BRYCE KEITHLEY

ADVISORY BOARD

CEO, Great Team Partners

San Francisco, CA USA

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ALISON MOORE

ADVISORY BOARD

CEO, Comic Relief US

New York, NY USA

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DEJUAN WILSON

ADVISORY BOARD

CPO, BSE GLOBAL

New York, NY USA

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CEO

FOUNDER PROFILE

An experienced investor, board member, President, CMO and serial entrepreneur, Chris has been helping businesses, brands and leaders to transform and grow for over 25 years in Entertainment, Media, Technology and Consumer sectors.

BIOGRAPHY

Chris Gannett is the CEO and Founder of Gannett.Partners ("GP"), the premier Evidence-Based Performance Platform offering Coaching, Advisory and Capital solutions to entrepreneurs, investors and enterprises. Chris leads Gannett.Partners in its mission to Elevate Human Potential™ by integrating coaching science, company-building expertise and strategic investment to catalyze sustainable progress and drive superior returns.

An operator, investor and board member first, Chris has been helping businesses and brands transform and grow for over 25 years. Recognized as a CMO of SONY portfolios (Sony Music, "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance"), Muhammad Ali Enterprises, Elvis Presley Enterprises, and the Creator / Writer / Executive Producer of Microsoft's "ChangeMakers" series, his work has contributed to 6 exits, 5 Emmys, 3 Guinness World Records, 3 turnarounds, 2 Magic Quadrant Leaders, SXSW "Startup of the Year" runner-up, and SONY's CEO Award for Global Entrepreneurship.
 
Chris believes Coach and Client are equal stakeholders. GP's Integral Resilience Coaching® methodology merges mindfulness with cognitive behavioral coaching, adult development rigor and operating expertise to accelerate growth, de-risk investments and achieve business outcomes. With successful engagements across an array of clients at companies ranging from publicly-traded incumbents to high-growth challengers, GP has proven that outperformance begins with a proactive approach to the focus, resilience and wellbeing of leaders and their teams. GP also invests in growing entertainment, media, tech and consumer ventures alongside leading entrepreneurs, general partners and sports & entertainment talent. 
 
Chris earned a BS from The University of Kansas, MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and graduated from the Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute at Haas School of Business. He is a member of the Institute of Coaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and is an academic visitor at Columbia University, London Business School, Washington University in St. Louis and SMU.

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TRAINING

  • Harvard McLean Institute of Coaching

  • Berkeley Executive Coaching Institute

  • Washington University in St. Louis

TRANSACTIONS

  • NASDAQ: CKXE sold to NYSE: APO

  • Blaze Media merged with CRTV

  • Notara acquired by NYSE: IPG

STARTUPS

  • Investor, Mentor & Advisor, Techstars

  • President, EarBuds (Techstars Cohort)

  • Manager, Notara (SaaS, Bessemer)

SCALEUPS

  • Venture Capital Practice, Hunt Club

  • Drive-In Concert Venture, Encore Live

  • Partner Ecosystem Unit, MediaMath

INVESTING

  • Investor, NextGen Venture Partners

  • LP, Santa Barbara Venture Partners

  • LP, Distributed Capital & LFG Ventures

SELECT EXPERIENCE

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SELECT TURNAROUNDS, EXITS & TRANSACTIONS

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