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PERSONAL

Gregory Gronbacher is a real estate sales and education professional, freelance digital copywriter, and active community builder with a passion for bringing people together.

He takes pride in helping individuals and organizations achieve their goals by providing expert sales advising, compelling messaging, and engaging learning experiences.

In addition to his professional activities, he’s a cofounder of Nourish – a Grand Rapids area experiment in organic, authentic community modeled on the tradition of the Salon.

Originally from New York City, Gregory has called the Grand Rapids area home since 1995.

EDUCATION


DEGREES

Milltown Institute of Theology & Philosophy, Dublin, Ireland
Ph.D. Philosophy – 1995

International Academy of Philosophy, Schaan, Liechtenstein
M.Phil. in Philosophy & Political Economy – 1992

Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio
BA in Politics, Theology, & Philosophy – 1990


CERTIFICATIONS

Usability Analyst
Human Factors International – 2014

Digital Copywriter
Mediabistro, New York – 2013

Human Centered Design
Michigan State University – 2012

eMarketing
eMarketing Association – 2007

CAREER

REAL ESTATE SALES & EDUCATIONGREENRIDGE Grand Rapids, MI 2014 – Present

Helping people find a place to call home – advising clients in residential sales and investment throughout West Michigan. As a State Certified Instructor for Real Estate Education & LIcensing at MiLicense.Net – teaching the 40-hour pre-licensure class, broker training, and offering a variety of continuing education courses, including real estate legal education.

DIGITAL COPYWRITING – FREELANCE  Grand Rapids, MI 1999 – Present
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nnovative digital copywriter, editor, and content strategist with UI/UX and Human Centered Design certifications helping businesses and individuals rise above the noise and get noticed!

Current & Previous Clients:

Steelcase, Meijer, Amway, Rent.com, Mercy Health, Bissell, Pfizer, Gordon Food Services, Hondros Learning Systems, RPM Media, Kent County Animal Shelter, and multiple nonprofits and religious organizations.

AMWAY CORPORATION Ada, MI 2004 – 2014

Web editor and a lead member on Amway’s UI/UX core team engaged in all aspects of online marketing and communications for various multi-million dollar product lines and creating effective digital business tools and experiences for Amway Business Owners.

SUMMIT TRAINING SOURCE Grand Rapids, MI 1999 – 2004

Director of Strategic Communications engaged in the full range of marketing, public relations, and communications for environmental, health, and safety training for Fortune 500 companies. Leveraged instructional design skills in the creation of many of training programs and helped take the entire training library online.

MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE Cresson, PA 1994 – 1996

Assistant Professor of philosophy teaching ethics, business ethics, critical reasoning, and introduction to philosophy.

MILLTOWN INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY & PHILOSOPHY Dublin, Ireland 1992 – 1997

University Lecturer in philosophy teaching ethics, philosophy of the person, and social philosophy.

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Embracing one’s wholeness makes life more demanding – because once you do that, you must live that integrity. We must let our life speak, informing us of who we are, and gladly telling others the same. Our power is in being fully ourselves.

– Parker Palmer, Let your Life Speak

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

– Steve Jobs
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