Welcome to my website. Thank you for accepting this invitation to learn about the personal and professional experiences which have proven definitive of my path and which have led to the development of the Global Growth Model. I Hope you enjoy getting to know some of my personal, professional and team experiences from a life lived In The Arena.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney
“In every adversity there are the seeds of an even greater advantage.”
– Napoleon Hill, 1937
Greg is an entrepreneur, a leadership coach, an author, and a father.
When he was a sophomore in college, Greg launched a newsletter to help medical professionals make sense of the maze of medical regulations they faced every day. Over time, he boot-strapped that small startup into a multi-million-dollar publishing company.
Building on this success, in the early 2000’s he began purchasing companies in related industries that were failing or underperforming and turning them around. The key, he realized, was finding and coaching great leaders and helping them succeed by empowering them to run their businesses independently.
Eventually, Greg acquired and turned around more than 100 companies, each time finding great talent—people with the same commitment to hard work, entrepreneurialism, and a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude—and letting them lead. Because he focused on putting people first, his companies grew on their own without the need for micromanagement.
Today, those companies operate in multiple industries, including healthcare technology, communications, and financial services, and are worth billions of dollars. The leaders of those companies attribute their success to common leadership principles coached by Greg, principles that prioritize independence and entrepreneurialism, the very same principles Greg adopted when he began his first publishing business.
In 2020, Greg was convicted of bribery after a public official wearing a wire asked Greg to make a campaign donation. Before making the donation, Greg stated multiple times it must be compliant with the law.
“… And, and if they had you, plus someone like Debbie say “hey, we’re, we’ve got this, we’ll approve it. And we’re gonna handle it. And we’re gonna do it right… compliant with every single piece of law out there… that, that would work.” – July 19th, 2018.
“…It just has to be compliant. You know, whatever within the bounds of North Carolina election law, I’ll do anything you want. That’s the bottom line.” – July 25th, 2018
—Wire recording of conversations the public official had with Greg
Because of that donation, Greg was sentenced to a seven-year sentence in Federal Prison Camp (FPC) Montgomery. In July 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned Greg’s conviction, and Greg was released from prison after spending nearly
two years away from his life and family. Despite his unjust 633-day absence, his businesses continued to generate exceptional results, a testament to Greg’s ability to choose and coach great business leaders.
When Greg reported to FPC Montgomery in October of 2020, he released a book “Fail Early Fail Often: How to Turn Your Adversity Into An Even Greater Advantage,” which is available for download here. Greg is now working on his next book, “Lindberg on Leadership.” Read more about Greg in the “About” page here.
While Greg was in prison, his focus was the same as it always has been–helping others succeed. He worked as a janitor, assisted in the library, and taught classes in business and entrepreneurship to his fellow prisoners, learning more from them than they did from him. He made the most of the experience, which surprised no one who knows him well. He expects to be fully exonerated in his retrial.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
Greg Lindberg’s New Book “633 Days Inside: Lessons on Life and Leadership”
“Failing Early & Failing Often: How to Turn Your Adversity into Advantage”