About Us

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to create “aha” experiences that translate into actionable items…taking organizations and individuals to new levels of lasting transformation.



  • Authenticity

    We are real and genuine in all that we do, so people connect with us.

  • Innovation and creativity

    Every challenge is met with a unique perspective and imaginative touch to ensure engagement and action.

  • Applicability

    With decades of experience across multiple markets, our facilitators provide expertise that your team can apply immediately.

  • Upbeat approach

    Our passion for helping you succeed, coupled with our energetic rapport, delivers a fully engaging experience.

  • Trusting partnership with clients

    Through detailed questioning, listening, and problem solving, we partner with our clients to make sure we provide solutions that get results.

  • Servant leadership

    With everything we do, we strive to enrich the lives of our clients by serving them and meeting their needs.


Leadership Team

  • Brian Brandt, CEO

    Brian Brandt is CEO of Core Insights, a Tyler-based company providing premier training and strategic guidance for chambers, businesses, and non-profits. He has devoted his life to developing stronger leaders and organizations. With three decades of leadership experience and a worldwide network of colleagues, Brian is uniquely positioned to guide a company that provides insightful training programs and strategic guidance to a wide variety of businesses and organizations.

    Previous roles include CEO, public relations director, national sales director, executive pastor and college tennis coach. He regularly provides keynotes and leads trainings on a variety of topics including: leadership, mentoring, behavioral styles (DiSC), team building, effective communication, delegation, parenting, media relations, community relations and bringing a vision to fruition. He has been interviewed by countless radio, television and print media outlets on a wide range of topics. He frequently writes for a variety of national publications on leadership, change management, strategic planning, public relations and human resource issues.

    Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Global Leadership as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He lives in Tyler, TX with his wife and three children. Brian regularly serves with Bethesda Clinic, both Tyler and Longview’s Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Tyler, East Texas Center for Non-profits, and Grace Community Church.

  • Kim Brody, Director of Professional Development

    Kim Brody is an experienced facilitator, developer, and educator who earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language from Central Missouri University. After teaching for six years, Kim went to work as a corporate trainer with Sprint’s University of Excellence, now Sprint University. When Kim and her family relocated to Texas, she started her own consulting company working on a contract basis with companies such as Sprint, Georgia Pacific/International Paper, law enforcement agencies, and eventually Core Insights. Most recently, Kim taught secondary English in East Texas and served as adjunct faculty in the English department at Tyler Junior College.
    Kim holds several training certifications including Situational Leadership, Franklin Covey courses, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and behavioral styles (DiSC). She also serves on non-profit boards, recently moved back to Missouri, and serves as a volunteer with the Education Foundation of the high school where she graduated, giving back to educators who made an impact on her life.

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