Gregory Tall is a high-energy speaker and facilitator who helps professionals & entrepreneurs become better communicators and organizations deliver exceptional employee experiences.
Gregory began his career as a tech recruiter working for a start-up staffing firm, helping global companies source, recruit and hire talent in the industrial design & engineering fields. Following that, he joined a fast-growing private university helping them innovate in the areas of employer branding, talent acquisition, employee onboarding & engagement, and learning & development. During his tenure as Director of Talent Acquisition & Professional Development, the university was recognized by Energage for three consecutive years as a “Top Workplace” in Chicago.
Next, Gregory served as Director of Talent Development at a Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” employer. In that role, he oversaw the design, development, and implementation of leadership development and learning programs for six functional teams in the Chicago region, launched an initiative that delivered over 80 annual hours of professional development per employee, and coached all employees and senior managers through the creation of individual development plans.
Gregory has over 15 years of experience in talent acquisition and talent development. In addition to coaching hundreds of professionals and building top workplaces, Gregory has delivered hundreds of presentations and always combines compelling content with engaging delivery. He has a charismatic presentation style, and his workshops include provocative perspectives, relatable stories, anecdotal humor, and awesome visuals.
Gregory holds an M.B.A. from the Morris Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations.