Meet Our Team

Engage, Entertain & Inspire.

At Grand Dynamics International, we pride ourselves in being the Leader in Experiential Training and Development, and our diverse backgrounds give us the ability to facilitate a wide variety of programs. Within our geographic spread, we are united by one common thread – the desire to inspire the world to become a better place. At GDI, our core strength is in our people – and our desire to shape the world. Meet a few of our team members below:

TIM WALTHER

President of Grand Dynamics International

Tim Walther has been the driving force behind the business for over a decade. Tim is a keynote speaker, facilitator, salesman, business strategist and owner of the company mascot, the lovable Chocolate Laborador, Telos. On any given day you might find Tim climbing a remote cliff, diving for Abalone, playing the drums or cheffing it up for friends and family. Tim is an international ambassador and has traveled the world seeking out remote adventures while sharing worldly philosophies on universal topics such as happiness, soul mates and living to one’s true potential. An author of Seeking True North: The Pathway to Freedom, Beauty and Success, Tim indeed enjoys the seeking, and embracing the process he calls life.

Marshall White

Marshall White is an integral part of the Grand Dynamics Facilitation Team and our Operations Director.

Marshall White, thrives on designing and delivering programs and will often be seen orchestrating the delivery of our larger, more complex events like the Ultimate Towner. While facilitating, Marshall uses a keen sense of observation and perception to draw out pertinent lessons and thrives on watching people and organizations grow to their full potential. He enjoys not only training and developing corporate teams and leaders, but also being part of a team; using this as a vehicle for personal and professional development. In his free time, Marshall enjoys backpacking in the wilderness with his wife Shannon as well pursuing his passion and aptitude for extreme endurance mountain challenges, often with GDI President Tim Walther.

Josh Morris

Joshua Morris is the director of Grand Dynamics International in Asia and founder and CEO of The Progression Group. Josh excels in connecting teams, communities, and culture.

About Josh Morris

Joshua Morris is the director of Grand Dynamics International in Asia and founder and CEO of The Progression Group, a multicultural organization that works with students, educators, corporations, and athletes to fuel individual growth, create meaningful connections, and prepare for what’s next. An entrepreneur, leader and coach based in Thailand since 1999, Josh excels in connecting teams, communities, and cultures, a skill that enabled him to play a critical role as the lead international team coordinator in the Thai Cave Rescue in Mae Sai, Thailand in July 2018.

Josh has worked with businesses, NGOs and governments to identify and harness opportunities to build a more sustainable future through a combination of education, personal development, business strategy, cross-cultural communication, and community partnership. In addition to directing vision and strategy for his own company, Josh provides leadership training and development programming to businesses throughout Asia. He has consulted The Thai Authority of Tourism to develop innovative strategies for sustainable tourism development in the region. He has also spearheaded projects to develop local guides and pioneered exchange programs to raise standards in adventure tourism and rescue throughout Thailand and other parts of Asia.

Fluent in English and Thai, with personal roots in both western and eastern traditions, and staff based in Asia, Europe and the United States, Josh is uniquely positioned to enable leaders and teams to transcend organizational barriers. Bridging the gap between language and differing cultural perspectives, Josh’s work with executives is focused on creating high-performing teams by fostering meaningful connections through shared experiences.

An experienced rock climber, caver and expedition leader, Josh leveraged a love of the outdoors and a passion for personal growth, and transformed it into a movement that empowers individuals, protects the environment, connects the community, and supports local economies. His extensive experience has helped him bring a compassionate, client-focused approach to his work and leadership, and has given him the unique ability to empower others to go deeper, climb higher, and fuel their personal and professional development.

Just as progression is a steady movement to a more advanced state or place, Josh guides others in their journey toward a more conscious, successful and fulfilling future.

About Josh’s Thailand Cave Rescue Keynote Speech

For more than ten years, Josh has spoken at events of all sizes, for organizations from numerous industries. His humility, energy, and prowess as a storyteller enable him to connect with a room of ten people or a hall of several thousand. As a leader and coach, Josh helps audiences bring a mindful approach to high stress situations, empowering them to achieve impossible results. Weaving in the story of his experience from the Thai Cave Rescue, his training as an expedition leader and educator, and everyday examples from life and business, Josh engages and inspires audiences, connecting them to their highest potential, and delivering lessons and strategies to get there.

In July of 2018 the world was mesmerized by the story of the impossible rescue of 12 members of the Wild Board football team and their coach from a flooded cave. As the world watched, all 13 members of the team were safely evacuated from the cave to safety above ground. It was an improbable rescue that inspired billions around the world. Few know the inside story and intimate details of what it took to achieve this incredible feat. Not only did it require innovative methods and new approaches in cave diving, but diplomacy and deliberation with decision makers to even arrive at the decision to dive the boys out, something that had never before been attempted.

On the morning of July 06, Josh Morris found himself in a military briefing room discussing plans for diverting water away from the cave. Little did he know that 18 years of cave exploration, fluency in Thai and experience in the corporate and government sector were about to converge, placing him at the center of the rescue. Within a few hours, Josh became a critical part of the rescue, acting as the chief international coordinator and government liaison between the international divers, US Air Force Para-rescue Specialists (PJs) and senior level Thai authorities.

Applying his knowledge of the Thai language, caving experience and experience leading teams, Josh was able to assist decision makers in accessing key information and presenting the information in order to assist leaders in making critical decisions at a time of great uncertainty. In recognition of his role in the rescue, Josh received the award of Knight Commander 2nd Class from the King of Thailand.

Josh’s speeches highlight the challenges of bringing multiple groups of people from different cultures together to align around a unified goal. Highlighting points of chaos, strong leadership and team spirit, Josh speaks about what it takes to achieve success including:

  • Establishing a common goal
  • Working outside hierarchy and tradition in order to get things done more quickly and efficiently
  • Creating a sense of urgency in order to improve performance

With more than 20 years of experience living and working in Asia, Josh weaves the challenges faced during the cave rescue with natural connection to everyday life and work, highlighting the need for agile decision making, mindful leadership, building empathy among the team, and taking risks in order to innovate for the future. Josh has worked with and delivered speeches to multiple industries including Private Equity, Venture Capital, Insurance, Chemistry, and Education. He can easily customize his speeches around relevant topics for different audiences.

High Level Speaking Themes

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Personal growth
  • Team development
  • Planning & Strategy
  • Sustainability
  • Community partnership
  • Crisis Management

Testimonials

Charles D. Hodges, Lt Col, US Air Force, Commander, 26th Special Tactics Squadron
(In regards to the Thailand Cave Rescue Mission 2018)
“Josh’s cross-cultural communication skills, perspective, and insight were vital to our team’s success. Those skills, coupled with his discerning leadership style, allowed us to navigate some tough cultural intricacies. Without him our mission would have never gotten out of the planning stages.”

Emily Merlino, Program Operations, Smartly by Pedago
“Josh was generous enough to be the keynote speaker at Smartly Institute’s Singapore Conference in August of 2019, and we could not be more impressed. Josh is professional and a pleasure to work with, and his speech was the highlight of the conference. You can tell that he really puts time, effort, and thought into his speeches. Our conference attendees were unanimously impressed with the caliber of his speech. We would love to work with Josh again, and would not hesitate to strongly recommend him as a keynote speaker!”

Charles Motion, Executive Director, Aviation, Willis Towers Watson
“Josh Morris visited our offices in May of last year to deliver a fascinating presentation on the well-publicized and dramatic cave rescue of Thai school boys football team.  I had originally heard Josh speak at an event at Tanglin Trust School and was struck by his insight into this extraordinary event.  It was immediately apparent that important lessons in leadership, crisis management, communications and clarity of purpose lay at the heart of his story and I was keen for Josh to come and speak to colleagues and clients along the same themes.  Josh tailored his presentation cleverly to meet our target audience and we received a huge amount of very positive feedback from those lucky enough to attend.  The only part we would change would have been to allocate more time to enable the audience to ask all the questions they wanted to.”

Adrian Gonzalez, CEO North Asia, South Asia, Pacific, Insights Division, Kantar
“At Progression, Josh teaches real life experiential leadership skills and has become a mentor and source of inspiration that has seen a number of our participants elevated to country CEO level positions. I am hugely grateful to Josh for his contribution to leadership development at Kantar. He is a tremendous asset to our company and indeed to leadership generally.”

Scotty McGee

The man, the myth the legend… Scotty McGee! Scotty is one of our lead facilitators in the Jackson Hole region and absolutely loves teamwork and all that comes along with it.

As a specialist in isomorphic metaphors, Scotty enjoys a good laugh and making clients really appreciate the natural environment of the outdoors.
Scotty was first inspired by group dynamics in his Organization Behavior class in college and has been involved in educational and professional development ever since. He has worked for Outward Bound (OB) for 24 years, across nine states and led OB professional courses for the last fifteen years, both on-site and in wilderness settings. In addition, Scotty is also a guide for the Exum Guide Service and School of American Mountaineering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In this role, Scotty instructs individuals and teams of all ages on rock climbing and leads climbs throughout the Teton Range including the Grand Teton! This enables him to share his love of mountains and teamwork with climbers and business groups alike.
When Scotty is not working, he loves spending time with his family. As a father of two beautiful girls, Scotty enjoy building igloo’s with his family, skiing powder, mountaineering, climbing and guiding routes in the summer. Scotty is also gluten-free and the author of several Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bar recipes which adds a great touch (and taste!) for clients that he guides up the Grand Teton on our annual Grand Adventure and on other various mountaineering routes.

Glenn Slattery

Glenn’s goal, passion, and purpose are to live a full life and inspire others towards reaching their full potential.

During the past 20 years, Glenn has worked with 100’s of organizations and 1000’s of individuals to effect positive change. “I believe that organizational change starts with individual awareness. In addition to utilizing the most current scientific approaches, we can provide a unique and refined approach to learning through experiences. It is proven that change will happen when the approach to learning is impactful,” states Slattery “Our business life is an essential component to living a fulfilling life. By providing unique learning experiences, which create individual realizations, we can drive this new awareness to creating valuable insights which effect bottom line results” In addition to his career in coaching and professional development, Glenn is also an accomplished climber with high altitude ascents and multi day rock climbs throughout the world. He lives in Sedona, Arizona with his wife Lolly and son Trevor.

Aaron Feinberg

I’m Aaron Feinberg. I believe the key to professional success and achievement is rooted in learning new and better strategies for building trust, social fluency and self-awareness.

Through a personalized, collaborative and solution-based approach, I work with each of my clients to develop a custom-tailored roadmap that’s optimized for their specific needs and abilities.

I help my clients to improve their:

  • Leadership skills
  • Executive Presence skills
  • Management skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Communication skills
  • Trust and influence
  • Conflict-resolution skills

I bring a wealth of professional experience into my coaching, built on my background as a credentialed school psychologist, business entrepreneur and mountain-bike guide.

I’ve coached a broad range of professionals, from senior executives at Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies to start-up entrepreneurs and professional athletes. I’ve worked with Fortune 100 companies, schools, and individual business owners.

Contact me to schedule a few minutes to talk about your needs.

Mike Martin

Mike believes in the power of play, the importance of inquiry, and paying close attention to the teachable moments in life.

Mike works within communities and corporations alike, challenging beliefs, making people laugh (because they really shouldn’t take themselves so seriously) and removing the roadblocks that keep individuals and teams from moving forward together.

Mike began his career in leadership over 19 years ago with the YMCA, specializing in summer camping programs, outdoor education, and ropes course facilitation.

Mike went on to work extensively in the recreation and outdoor education fields, and in 2000 he shifted gears, becoming wildly interested in how adults learn, and the best ways to teach them. He earned his Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology from California State University, Chico, and uses this academic rigor to compliment the high-energy, cooperative and interactive programs he offers the world.

Kevin W. Corcoran

Kevin Corcoran – Retired 29 Year Syracuse Police Department Veteran.

As a young police officer and father of two, I was looking to make a positive connection between a job I loved and family living. I began taking leadership and team building courses leading to the building of rope courses and the facilitation of community groups. I made connections between community, school and business leaders to generate customers to explore and experience my enthusiasm for these programs. As interest piqued, my clientele diversified. My style and focus branched out. This hobby provided a healthy balance between my police duties, family and pursuit of purposeful living. My goals and life experiences continue to evolve and bring true meaning to the joy of life.
Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Brandon heads GDI’s executive coaching program, and has coached top executives at large multinational organizations as well as smaller companies and non-profits.

Brandon enjoys helping people clarify and achieve their personal and professional missions to create more successful organizations. Brandon has worked with large and small organizations around the world including organizations operating in the US, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Korea, and various countries throughout Europe. He loves the challenges and adventures that come with the international arena.
Brandon also has a strong background in business finance, technology and management, which allows him to better understand the challenges facing many teams as well as potential solutions.
In his free time, he enjoys meditation, traveling, snow skiing, rock climbing, hiking and spending time with friends and family.

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