Leadership Development Through The Lens of Inclusion

Inclusion, The Submarine Way, creates inter-dependence, stronger collaboration and wildly more effective individuals, teams and leaders. Consider the game changed!

What we do

Our patent pending system drives inclusion, which drives engagement, which reduces conflict, and drives ROI.

Submarine way online

Virtual Learning Portal

Reinforcement is the most important factor in ensuring training is actually implemented. Our online learning drives lasting change.

Powerful Keynotes

Our high octane approach to changing human behavior, through speaking, will energize your next meeting or conference.

Executive Coaching

Without commitment from senior Leadership, lasting change simply cannot occur. Our coaching fully develops the person and the executive team.

Consulting & Training

We are your partners in leading change, there to enhance your initiatives and mission not replace them. We will drive lasting change with minimum disruption and maximum results.

Submarine way online

Virtual Learning Portal

Reinforcement is the most important factor in ensuring training is actually implemented. Our online learning drives lasting change.

Powerful Keynotes

Our high octane approach to changing human behavior, through speaking, will energize your next meeting or conference.

Executive Coaching

Without commitment from senior Leadership, lasting change simply cannot occur. Our coaching fully develops the person and the executive team.

Consulting & Training

We are your partners in leading change, there to enhance your initiatives and mission not replace them. We will drive lasting change with minimum disruption and maximum results.

What our clients say

We always strive for exceptional results and do our best to exceed our clients’ needs and expectations

Darryl Webb
SVP of Operations
Golden Corral Corporation
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Changing How We View Inclusion

Being a corporate executive, former pastor, and business owner, I've been faced with leading and fostering an inclusive environment and team when the stakes were really high. Their insightful and inspiring approach will be different, yet successful.
Allen Heidler
Chief of Police
City of Florence
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Simply The Best Training

The most practical, relevant and effective training I have ever been a part of. The time they take in learning the organization and then the powerful reinforcement they build into everything they do only enhances the great training.
George Reynolds
Manager
Travelers Human Resources
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Success is Insured

What John and Deb have put together in The Submarine Way is nothing short of astonishing. They have managed to put lessons and insights it would take most of us a lifetime to learn into a few chapters. Their work is inspiring, thoughtful and, amazingly accessible. Follow their lead and success is virtually certain.
Michael Arbini
Director of Marketing
Sterling
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A Pleasure To Work With

John was our Summit’s keynote speaker and he did not disappoint. The room was rapt the entire time he spoke. He was engaging, funny and provided insights that gave everyone something to think about. His insights will have far-ranging effects beyond the Summit.
In our post-summit survey, every attendee ranked him as outstanding. Several attendees came up to me and personally thanked me for having him speak. He was definitely the highlight of our event.
Wes Fleming
Director of Transportation
Berkelely County Schools
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A Speaker With A Powerful Message

John Gregory Vincent spoke at both our local transportation department in-service and at our annual state conference this year. He possesses the unique ability to rev up and engage the crowd, while imparting his wisdom and knowledge. John’s enthusiasm and engaging personality are unmatched. Once you have seen John speak, you will never forget it…….
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Simply The Best Training

The most practical, relevant and effective training I have ever been a part of. The time they take in learning the organization and then the powerful reinforcement they build into everything they do only enhances the great training.
Allen Heidler
Chief of Police
City of Florence
5/5
A Speaker With A Powerful Message

John Gregory Vincent spoke at both our local transportation department in-service and at our annual state conference this year. He possesses the unique ability to rev up and engage the crowd, while imparting his wisdom and knowledge. John’s enthusiasm and engaging personality are unmatched. Once you have seen John speak, you will never forget it…….
Wes Fleming
Director of Transportation
Berkelely County Schools
5/5
Success is Insured

What John and Deb have put together in The Submarine Way is nothing short of astonishing. They have managed to put lessons and insights it would take most of us a lifetime to learn into a few chapters. Their work is inspiring, thoughtful and, amazingly accessible. Follow their lead and success is virtually certain.
George Reynolds
Manager
Travelers Human Resources

Give us a Call 864 326 5082 and we can set you up, or schedule a time to talk

ABOUT US

Why we do what we do

In 2016, a Keynote speech in South Carolina, to 400 business and community leaders caused such a deep, emotional, "we need to do something with this" reaction that our founder and President, Deb Fortin, was moved to act. She left corporate America and wrote what would become the Amazon best selling book, Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way.

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Our methodology-system-process

Our model starts with this methodology and is combined with a system and process that is so unique it has a U.S. patent pending.

Strengths Based

First focus on what is right with people, what they do best. Secondly, encourage partnering with others who are better at certain things.

Inclusion Focused

To be your best, you must include others who have talents and expertise in needed areas, but areas outside your expertise.

Mission Oriented

We replace jobs with roles, to accomplish the mission.The Circle denotes these are all completely interrelated and continuous.

Our book

Diversity and Inclusion The Submarine Way

Training that can change the world

Whether it is face to face, or through our Learning Management System

Training that does not change behavior is training wasted. 90% of traditional training is forgotten within 30 days. It is called learning decay. We beat learning decay with a powerful one, two punch. First we deliver our programs with a variety of different media, live facilitators, videos and webinars. Secondly every program we conduct includes 3 – 6 months of reinforcement. So you leave training with better retention and then we work with you to ensure it is used, until it becomes muscle memory.

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  • We spent the morning helping another organization with leadership, engagement through the lens of inclusion. They totally see how powerful this combination is. Whether it is through a keynote, workshop, on line system or our book, getting more people to see their cultures can change, is our goal.  #letsgomakethingsbetter #system #book
  • Off to our Veteran’s Day keynote in NYC. Thank you to my veteran and all of those out there. Your service is critical. #veterans #letsgomakethingsbetter
  • Leaving NYC. Always a bit sad because it’s our city! Thanks Sterling for asking us to speak to your healthcare clients yesterday. We met some great people!
  • Sterling hosted an event at the Freedom Tower before our speech. Views of the city were magnificent.
  • Loved our engagement in NYC. Our first trip to the 9-11 monument was stirring.
  • We spent the morning helping another organization with leadership, engagement through the lens of inclusion. They totally see how powerful this combination is. Whether it is through a keynote, workshop, on line system or our book, getting more people to see their cultures can change, is our goal.  #letsgomakethingsbetter #system #book
  • Off to our Veteran’s Day keynote in NYC. Thank you to my veteran and all of those out there. Your service is critical. #veterans #letsgomakethingsbetter
  • Leaving NYC. Always a bit sad because it’s our city! Thanks Sterling for asking us to speak to your healthcare clients yesterday. We met some great people!
  • Sterling hosted an event at the Freedom Tower before our speech. Views of the city were magnificent.
  • Loved our engagement in NYC. Our first trip to the 9-11 monument was stirring.
  • Headed to NYC to speak for Sterling Check. We are looking forward to a cocktail party at the Freedom Tower and speaking the following morning!
  • Such an exciting week! Back in the car to see clients on Friday! They are hearing the message and wanting a deeper understanding.
  • We so enjoyed speaking at the SHRM Jacksonville conference last night and those attending received credits towards their SHRM HR certification.
  • We spent the morning helping another organization with leadership, engagement through the lens of inclusion. They totally see how powerful this combination is. Whether it is through a keynote, workshop, on line system or our book, getting more people to see their cultures can change, is our goal.  #letsgomakethingsbetter #system #book
  • Off to our Veteran’s Day keynote in NYC. Thank you to my veteran and all of those out there. Your service is critical. #veterans #letsgomakethingsbetter
  • Leaving NYC. Always a bit sad because it’s our city! Thanks Sterling for asking us to speak to your healthcare clients yesterday. We met some great people!
  • Sterling hosted an event at the Freedom Tower before our speech. Views of the city were magnificent.
  • Loved our engagement in NYC. Our first trip to the 9-11 monument was stirring.
  • Headed to NYC to speak for Sterling Check. We are looking forward to a cocktail party at the Freedom Tower and speaking the following morning!