A proud workaholic, John Philbin has always known how important it is to love what you do. As the founder of Spectacular at Work, he helps companies compete + win and helps them create cultures where their people thrive.
John advises CEOs and develops future business leaders around the world. John and his team coach leaders and up-and-comers, help companies determine who to hire to make their company stronger, and architect leading people processes to make sure companies have a steady flow of future leaders- the right leaders for their culture.
John works with some of the most respected companies in the world and with companies who aspire to be great. Really any company that wants to be better at the people stuff, no matter the size or industry. (If you need to know, companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, pwc, Aon, Reebok, McDonalds…)
John is regularly invited to speak on People Literacy®, building better leaders and corporate culture (What’s Really Going On at Work?™), creating a competitive advantage through people and culture (“The Four Stages of Talent Management”), and strategic talent management + succession planning. John completed his Ph.D. in Psychology at Loyola University and is an adjunct faculty member at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. To read more about the boring stuff, check out John’s LinkedIn page.
When he puts his phone down, John stays busy away from work with his spouse and four daughters, traveling and hiking, especially in Montana. A long-time runner and fitness type, John was a championship race walker (actually, he came in second place), and he afflicts his determination to learn how to play the piano on his family, daily. Check out John’s thoughts on some of his favorite workplace topics.
“having never worked with a coach before, I had no idea what to expect when we got started. Now I wish I had started working together years ago! It was an incredibly valuable, motivating, and clarifying process. And it was a process that felt unique to me and what i was hoping to accomplish in my career and life, as opposed to feeling like you were being pushed through someone’s coaching assembly line. it is something that i now recommend to many of my colleagues and our younger associates.
- JASON MERSEY, AQR CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Jodi Wellman is a founder of Spectacular at Work. When she isn’t captaining our ship, she’s coaching, writing, and creating Spectacular at Work leadership development experiences to captain your company’s ship towards success and world domination.
With 17 years of corporate leadership experience and as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and ICF Professional Certified Coach, Jodi takes her coaching with CEOs, senior executives, and emerging leaders seriously.
She’s driven to help leaders achieve that elusive balance between success and fulfillment– both professionally and personally. She also comes alive when developing and facilitating team off-sites and customized programs for companies interested in wellbeing at work, spectacular employee engagement, and cultures where people actually want to work.
Prior to consulting, Jodi was the Senior VP of Operations for a leading health + lifestyle organization. As an operations, sales, and customer retention executive she successfully led strategic initiatives focused on growth, new business development, organizational change and restructuring, and she held P&L accountability of over $135 million. She also led a private CEO advisory board as a chair at Vistage International, coaching executives to like their lives while improving leadership performance, execution, and bottom-line results. All of this has given her fantastic insight and experience in a variety of industries. (If you need to know, professional services, financial services, marketing + branding, real estate, retail, food + beverage, nonprofit… to name a few.)
When she’s not coaching and consulting, she’s baking ridiculous amounts of desserts and pawning them off on others. Check out her LinkedIn profile here if you’re into the whole CV thing. What might be for fun is taking a look at Jodi’s perspective on her favorite topics.
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