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Gerald R. Chester, Ph.D. is the president of Strategies@Work, LLC, a privately held management consulting firm focused on helping organizations achieve excellent performance through the implementation of biblical philosophy, values, and principles.

In January 2005, Dr. Chester published Beyond Babel, which presents a model for building world-class organization based on biblical values and principles. The book also provides the philosophical basis for the consulting practice of Strategies@Work, LLC.

In addition, Dr. Chester writes a monthly newsletter on topics pertaining to the application of biblical principles in the workplace.


Dr. Chester received the Christian Business Leadership Award presented by Dallas Baptist University and the CEO Institute, on June 16, 2005.

Dr. Chester has developed extensive expertise in strategic planning, business development, financial management, and business operations. Since 1987, he has provided advisory services to dozens of companies and organizations. His clients are owners, managers, and executives in a wide variety of businesses and organizations including manufacturing, distribution, technology, energy, retail, real estate development, construction, financial services, communications, and non-profits.

Prior to beginning his consulting practice, Dr. Chester honed his management skills during his tenure as president of his family’s business. The company’s technical skills, image, and reputation were greatly enhanced under his leadership and its annual revenue grew from $4 million to nearly $15 million.

Immediately after receiving his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas in 1973, Dr. Chester joined the research and development team of a Fortune 500 corporation where he developed an ion gun for a proprietary ion implantation machine that increased semi-conductor fabrication rates tenfold. This experience enhanced Dr. Chester’s ability to solve complex problems.

Dr. Chester is married to his high school sweetheart. They have two grown daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandsons, and one granddaughter. Dr. Chester serves as an elder at Sojourn Church, a non-denominational church in Carrollton, Texas.


Strategies@Work, LLC (SAW) is in relationship with a number of consultants. These individuals are trained in the philosophy, values and principles of SAW and are qualified to present the Strategic Life Alignment Seminar. This Seminar is designed to help people discover their life purpose, which is a critical and essential prerequiste for successfully applying the Beyond Babel Model. No organization will be world-class unless the members of the organization are doing what they were created to do and the organization is doing what it was ordained to do. Therefore there must be a congruence between the purposes of the members of an organization and the organization's purpose.

The consultants reside in various regions of the world and can assist both in helping individuals to find their life purposes and organizations to successfully apply the Beyond Babel Model.

For information on the consultants, please click on the link below.