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Gary Rush

MGR Consulting
Management Consulting

Contact Information:

Chicago, IL 60657
United States
T: 773-330-2064
F: 773-289-0756

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Clients I'm Seeking:


Those seeking an experienced Facilitator and those who need training in facilitation skills.

About My Business:


We have been in business since February 1985 when Gary Rush, CPF founded MG Rush Systems, Inc. He ceased operations of MG Rush Systems, Inc. in June 2004 to become a restaurateur. In June 2005, after a one-year absence, Gary returned re-instating his company MG Rush Systems, Inc. and renaming it MGR Consulting, Inc. Millie (M) and Gary (G) Rush (R) are now MGR Consulting. Gary Rush, IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), Founder and President of MGR Consulting attended the U.S. Naval Academy. He has managed projects since 1980, been facilitating since 1983, and training since 1985. He improves client business performance through effective application of exceptional facilitation processes. He is a recognized leader in the field of facilitation, Facilitator training and continues to be the leading edge in the industry by continuing as a practicing Facilitator. As a Facilitator, Gary facilitates many types of workshops. He is uniquely qualified to assist you in understanding, managing and implementing facilitated workshops supporting your methodology in your organization. He is an expert at engaging participants and guiding them to consensus. His primary job is to get a group of individuals to form as a team, learn to communicate, and achieve a goal or accomplish a task. As a Trainer, Gary is amongst the most successful and influential Facilitator Trainers in the world. He teaches The FoCuSeD Facilitator Academy and FoCuSeD On… He teaches specific “how to”; he provides detailed facilitation and process tools and, as an IAF CPF Assessor, he covers the IAF Core Facilitator Competencies. His alumni are amongst the most successful and influential leaders. They often tell us how much Gary has changed their lives. In 1985, Gary created FAST. In 2007, Gary created FoCuSeD – a revolution from FAST. It is the most complete, most comprehensive, and most effective facilitation class available, providing detailed training on the concepts of Holistic Facilitation. Gary has implemented his facilitation technique in some of the largest companies and government agencies. His clients are many of the Fortune 500 companies. His facilitation technique is used widely around the world. Gary has written numerous "how to" books, including The FoCuSeD Facilitator Guide – a comprehensive reference manual. He shares his step-by-step process so that students can replicate his practices. Gary updates MGR Consulting’s materials periodically and delivers The FoCuSeD Advanced Class. He incorporates new ideas, tools, and concepts in facilitation. In 2006, the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) awarded Gary the IAF Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) designation. In 2007, he became an IAF CPF Assessor and from April 2008 through December 2010, he was Chair of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF). In 2011, Gary became a Thiagi Certified Trainer to enhance his FoCuSeD training through effective learning activities. Besides his family, Gary's passions are cooking and making a difference in the world by encouraging collaboration through facilitation, leadership, and diversity. He envisions a collaborative society that respects individualism and embraces diversity. To know more about “MGR Consulting”, “Our Products and Services”, “Our Courses”, “Public Class Info”, and “Our Clients” check out our website –

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