About

Hello, and thank you for checking out the website. I’m Brandon Grysko, WDR’s Founder and Principal. If you want the highlights, here they are: I’m an experienced labor negotiator, trained mediator, peace officer, and a graduate of the Boss Whispering Institute. You’ll never hear me claim to be a master; it’s far more productive to be a consummate student. Now I’m a negotiation consultant, mediator, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) professional.

Now for a little more detail:

I spent five years working in a unionized environment where I was a union representative. I had the great honor of being elected to the Executive Board where I joined the negotiating team. As a team, we negotiated collective bargaining agreements, which were almost always multi-year, multi-issue contracts. Around that time, I realized that I loved negotiating and wanted to make it the focus of my career.

Because of my passion for conflict and problem solving, I took 40 hours of general civil mediator training through Oakland Mediation Center. Shortly thereafter, I realized there was often more to conflict than met the eye. Human beings are not rational decision makers, so it became necessary to explore these dynamics further. Thus, I joined The Boss Whispering Institute, a group of people dedicated to coaching abrasive workplace leaders. As a proud graduate and lifetime member of Dr. Crawshaw’s innovative program, I apply the method to build empathy into negotiations and mediations.

Finally, as a five-year law enforcement veteran, I deal with difficult people, deescalate volatile situations, keep the peace in civil disputes, communicate creatively with people from all manner of backgrounds, and train and coach new officers.

My unique background affords me an equally unique perspective and disposition. Whether you’re looking for help or just want free perspective on your situation, give me a call. If nothing else, I guarantee it’ll be a great conversation.

Contact WDR to develop a strategy for your workplace. Although our focus is on labor-management relations, many of my strategies are universally applicable. No matter what side you think you’re on, be proactive; don’t wait until a dispute drops in your lap.

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