“Indecision is a very dangerous stance. Or not, I can’t decide.” – John Whitaker
JOHN REAVES WHITAKER
On March 10th, 2020, Human Resources changed immediately and forever. Your date may vary, but it was on this day I was presenting performance metrics to our Board of Directors – for the second consecutive month we had record revenue; the big challenge we discussed (looking ahead) was the difficulty retaining key talent in a hyper-competitive labor market. Within 24 hours of that presentation, I was catching an unscheduled flight back from Florida for the beginning of the infamous quarantine of 2020. Four months later I’m in a new role, new industry, new company – all while navigating a new definition of “work day.” I think you could safely say I like to cut through the bullshit, but do so in a way that isn’t vulgar or offensive. A Texan, I tend to amuse folks (okay, I amuses myself) with colloquialisms and a cowboy’s view on our industry.
John’s strengths include an agile approach to crafting solutions, and the ability to use his creativity, innovation, confidence and passion for collaboration to assess, develop and lead high-performing individuals and organizations .
John brings energy and ideas, often functioning as a “spark plug” leading others to innovation. A keen eye for creating organizational efficiencies makes him ideal for challenges requiring in-depth looks at how things are done and how they can be done better.
He is a proponent and model of continuous learning, with a BA from Texas A&M, Professional Development at Wharton Business School and the Center for Creative Leadership, an Executive Coaching certification from the Jindahl School of Business, and is pursuing his Masters degree in Organizational Development & HR Management.
He brings energy, insight, clarity of thinking and humor to even tough situations and is a positive addition to any project team.