Brian Tarallo is the managing director of Lizard Brain. He is a certified professional facilitator who specializes in visual methods and virtual meetings. He works in the federal and state government, defense, engineering, and healthcare industries. Brian is also the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller, Surviving the Horror of Online Meetings. In 2023, Brian was awarded an IAF Facilitation Impact Award.

Brian has served as a business process improvement manager for a federal agency, an operations manager and later a senior consultant for a Washington, DC-based consulting firm, an associate and later an associate partner for a Washington, DC-based engineering firm, a project manager and an operations manager for a national development firm, and a development volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps.

  • 20 years of experience in facilitation, strategic planning, leadership development and training, organizational development, team development, and visual consulting

  • MBA focusing in development and finance, Arizona State University

  • Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), International Association of Facilitators (IAF)

  • Certified Virtual Facilitator (CVF), International Institute for Facilitation (INIFAC)

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Master Practitioner, one of 160 globally

  • Certified to deliver the FIRO-B Assessment and the Grove Team Performance Model (TPM)

  • Trainer and partner, the Grove Consultants International

  • Contributing author, “The World of Visual Facilitation”; Blijsie, Hamons, & Smith; 2019

  • Author, “Surviving the Horror of Online Meetings”; 2021

  • Founder, OGSystems Visioneering Team

  • Founder, NOVA Scribes

  • Member and presenter, International Forum of Visual Practitioners (IFVP)

  • Member and presenter, Mid-Atlantic Facilitators' Network (MAFN)

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • TEDx speaker, TEDxLizardCreek 2014

  • Experienced in delivering Red Team Facilitation, Blue Ocean Strategy, the Grove Consultants’ Strategic Visioning, Generative Scribing, Kinesthetic Modeling, Crucial Conversations, the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, the Organizational Cultural Assessment Indicator, Social Styles, the Tuckman Model of Team Development, and Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team


Visual Facilitator, Graphic Recorder, Trainer, Facilitator, Whiteboard Animation


Leadership Development, Team Development, Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Project Planning