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Biography for T. Falcon Napier


T. Falcon Napier is an internationally-recognized human development expert, specializing in sales, leadership and change management.   He is the Founder of the Institute for Productive Tension® — an organization that researches the role of Productive Tension® in human performance.

Mr. Napier is best known for bringing the principles, tools and techniques of professional Tension Management® to the corporate audiences worldwide through his three flagship programs: ChangeWorks!®, MasterStream® and Pride-Based Leadership®. He is also creator of the ChangeGrid® — the world’s only client-driven, activity-specific coaching and management tool.

Since starting his career as a professional speaker, trainer and consultant in the early 1980’s, Mr. Napier has developed and presented nearly 3,500 customized programs for organizations coast-to-coast and around the world. His client list includes over 400 companies representing virtually every industry, including: Sony, Bosch, Detroit Edison, General Motors, State Farm, BellSouth, American Express — and over 100 programs for IBM alone. He has presented programs in every state in the nation, every province of Canada, 28 countries around the globe and on 5 of the 7 seas. Throughout his more than 25,000 hours of speaking and training experience before a combined audience of over 1 million people, his training style has been described as direct, content-filled, witty and thought-provoking.  His energetic style, knowledgeable insight and entertaining approach to learning consistently earn him exceptional ratings among the participants in every program he conducts.

In 2001, Mr. Napier changed the focus of his business from delivering programs and services to corporate end users to enabling other human development professionals to teach his programs and use the ChangeWorks® System with their clients. Today, he has built and supports a network of hundreds of independent and corporate-based professional trainers, coaches and consultants worldwide.

In addition, in support of the Institute’s governing philosophy — “Information so valuable, we want everyone to know!” — Mr. Napier has created the ChangeWorks® Community, offering individuals and professionals alike the opportunity to learn the basics of tension management and apply it throughout their lives. The Community’s “Each One / Reach One” approach has resulted in a robust, well-connected and growing community of professionals building careers that truly matter.

Mr. Napier lives near Charlotte, NC with his wife and business partner, Linda.