Grant Bosnick, CSP

Grant ‘Upbeat’ Bosnick
Author, Leadership & Team Expert, Musician

25 years in Asia Pacific
100+ Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 Clients
Worked with over 45 Countries on 6 Continents

Grant ‘Upbeat’ Bosnick is an Award-Winning Author, Keynote Speaker, Musician, and the Managing Director of YES (Your Empowering Solutions), a boutique HR consultancy. With a background in psychology and neuroscience, he has partnered with over a hundred Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 clients for 25 years to transform people’s mindsets and behaviour to achieve results and perform at a higher level. He loves switching on light bulbs with people – triggering those ‘aha moments’ – insights – that change mindsets and open up new possibilities. His passion is all about helping people, teams and organizations re-imagine the future, not for a new normal, but for a ‘better’ normal… His new book, Tailored Approaches to Self-Leadership: A Bite-Size Approach Using Psychology and Neuroscience, was published by Routledge in 2023, with a foreword by Marshall Goldsmith.

Focused on driving organizational change and performance improvement, Grant partners with clients to design and deliver keynote talks and solutions, aligned with corporate strategy and organizational processes, that transform leaders’ and teams’ mindsets and behaviour, to become more inclusive, have purpose and alignment, engage others, manage change, innovate and perform at a higher level. As an expert in self-leadership, he specializes in executive presence, trust, influence and storytelling. He started his career as a Senior Manager in the entertainment, professional fund-raising, and energy industries, leading diverse multicultural teams. Using psychology and neuroscience, he engages leaders and teams to explore multiple perspectives, understand themselves deeply, drive change and transform behaviour – to achieve results and develop global leaders and teams for a rapidly changing and complex environment.

He has worked with 100+ Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies in the financial services, tech, engineering, retail, advertising, pharmaceutical and energy industries, among others.

He is also an accomplished drummer, music producer and director. Having played drums and percussion for over 35 years, he has toured North America, recorded 13 albums and produced several live multicultural interdisciplinary shows, including for the Canadian Embassy and for Apple. He is also the creator of Upbeat® – a heightened mental state that enhances focus, attention, energy, flow and insight; and as a collective, sharpens teamwork and problem-solving. One of the best ways to facilitate this is through the neuroscience of drumming. This signature experience is ideal for company offsites, conferences, kick offs and townhalls.


“I would like to say “thank you” Grant for this outstanding journey. It has been an honor to participate in your sessions. Also I really enjoyed this valuable experience. At the beginning of this course, I did not realize how much this will impact me. As time passed, I started having “A?HA” moments in daily business. Hints, advice and suggestions that Grant gave me during the sessions stay deeply in myself and create “A-HA” moments. What I have learned from these sessions suddenly pops up and gives me hints and ideas to be a better manager. Even though the sessions are ended, the learning from this will last and keep creating “A?HA” moments in me in the future as well.”

Senior Vice President of Marketing, Pharmaceutical Industry

“First, let me say that the sessions with Grant have not only been enjoyable, but also have changed my life in a way that has already shown tangible returns to our organization. Thank you. Your energy, respect and humility makes your sessions easy to understand and easy to learn from, even when listening to critique of current practices. I have come to understand more clearly that there is no “perfect” management method; that the best one can do is to try to avoid major mistakes. And that the best way to do that is to: 1. always maintain one’s composure; 2. ask questions, and more questions and yet more questions; and 3. truly listen to the answers. Employment of these practices has provided 3 of the most fulfilling meetings I have ever experienced in my adult career, in just this past week, each of which I believe will have a significant and tangible positive impact on our organization this year.”

Executive Director of Sales, Financial Services Industry

“The program with Grant became an opportunity to learn leadership tricks, hear advice, get feedback and reflect on what my leadership style was and, more importantly, how it should evolve and develop. We discussed, for example, the concept of intervention and when is the right timing for a leader to step in. How to perceive the potential of subordinates and how to get them to achieve that potential. What are the absolute qualifications to being a true leader and What are my beliefs on leadership? How can I add and improve those beliefs? How to deal with complex situations, including careful analysis, determining resources and developing an action plan to come to solutions. All of these discussion topics forced me to first think about what my current opinions are – what did I think about those topics? Did I think about those topics? And then, through discussion and insights, I was able to enhance my appreciation and better hone and refine my own views. And best of all, because I am actively leading a team of leaders, I was able to immediately take the learnings from these sessions and apply them in my daily leadership life. I am now a better leader as a result of this program and am very thankful for the opportunity that was provided.”

Director of Quality Assurance, Tech Industry

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