My work and life paths are what one might call "circuitous". Claiming 11 addresses by the time I graduated high school, mainly from my dad's call as a minister, I learned early on that (1) people are fascinating wherever they are and (2) integrating into a new surrounding requires the skill of active listening. This fascination with people and hearing their stories led me to pursue a degree in Religious Studies at UW-Madison (and play Ultimate Frisbee). Here my fascination with people grew to encompass the structures they inhabit.
I was then afforded the opportunity to work in my friend's tech start up as a software engineer designing industrial applications. Yet the call to work on behalf of people finally called me a few years later to follow in my dad's footsteps and attend seminary. After completing my studies and spending time working in a few national level positions on behalf of the church in social justice and disaster response communications, I decided to take a turn in corporate America. Working for a large medical supply company I spent time in Purchasing, Supply Chain and Sales Operations, picking up an MBA and a few certifications along the way, including my CSSGB.
A few years ago, I decided to step out on my own. In part, to help organizations needing support with structure, process and execution. And also, I wanted the ability to designate time to researching the best methods, frameworks and tools to help identify, prioritize and maximize our “boulders”. One of these areas is Talent Optimization, or the alignment of business strategy with people strategy backed by science, so we can baseline and improve. While not working I love spending time with my wife and three kids, watching movies and spending time outside.
Monday, September 28, 2020
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT