OUR CREWIS OUT OF THIS WORLD
Purpose HQ was founded on one core principle: that people deserve to be aligned with their purpose and their work. When properly aligned, organizations achieve optimal performance, retain and attract top talent, and achieve their strategic goals. We call this understanding your five foundations of Purpose.
Co-founded by a tech trailblazer and an HR executive, our leadership team built a proprietary platform to collect and share data for its clients and their most valuable assets – their employees. By employing a data-driven strategy, Purpose HQ takes out the guesswork and gives clients the evidence-based tools necessary to make informed decisions about their organizations.
Our expert consultants work with clients to analyze data and prioritize talent-related problems to tackle within an organization. We then create customized systems for clients to implement unique strategies designed to empower employees and optimize productivity and efficiency.
You now know our purpose, what’s yours?
THE ROCKET FUEL
Our team is built on G.R.E.A.T. values – literally.
Genuine and authentic – What you see is what you get. We’re comfortable in our own skin to allow others to be comfortable in theirs, too.
Respectful of the responsibility – We understand the tremendous honor it is to guide individual and organizational purpose discovery. We touch lives and are humbled by the responsibility.
Enthusiastically encouraging – We believe in sharing candid feedback with the encouragement that it’s never too late to right the ship. Our three feedback filters are: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?
Always growing – Purpose HQ believes in continuous improvement, always looking for new ways to learn, grow, and solve the toughest problems.
Team supported – What’s a team without someone to lean on? We succeed at Purpose HQ, in part, because our crew always has each other’s backs. And, we’ve got yours, too.
President + Co-Founder
As the President and Co-founder of Purpose HQ, John brings a diverse and unique wealth of experience, rooted in leadership development and team-building principles, and backed by data.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps, John returned to Indiana where he attended IUPUI. In 2006, after diving into the worlds of finance, technology, and marketing, he co-founded Bluelock, a managed cloud-hosting provider. While leading Bluelock, in 2008, he was named to the 40 Under 40 by the Indianapolis Business Journal. The IBJ also singled out Bluelock as the fastest-growing company in Indiana. During this same period, he served as president of CVQ, a data center design, construction, and operation firm. In 2009, he was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year award.
John is the president emeritus of Eleven Fifty Coding Academy, having led the organization to impact 30,000 K-12 students across Indiana, and upskilled over 3,000 adults from 23 states and 4 countries. At Eleven Fifty, John designed, implemented, and grew an immersive bootcamp-style program for students that rendered a 90% graduation rate and over 80% placement rate. While under John’s leadership, Eleven Fifty Academy was approved for the GI Bill and was recognized by the Department of Labor as a certified apprenticeship program.
As an entrepreneur, John is dedicated to developing local talent to stimulate growth and move Indiana forward. In his spare time, John enjoys getting his hands dirty on his family’s suburban farm, tackling the To-Do of the day with heavy equipment, tending chicken coops and bee hives, and spending time with his wife, their three children, and first grandchild.
Operations + Co-Founder
As a talent and workforce optimization strategist, Brent brings more than 20 years of consulting experience in talent acquisition, human capital, and strategic business solutions.
At Purpose HQ, Brent develops innovative strategies and competitive intelligence methodologies that align and optimize internal processes with strategic goals, and fit seamlessly into a client’s talent lifecycle. Heavily involved in the solutioning process, Brent’s focus is to help clients make better workforce planning, talent, and strategic business decisions.
Having worked with start-ups, SMBs, and global Fortune 1000 companies over the course of his career, Brent’s experience allows him to understand the complexity of organizational challenges and provides unique insights into how people interact with technology, process, and each other. As a lifelong learner and avid supporter of innovative technologies, Brent is always seeking new ideas, concepts, and technologies to implement at Purpose HQ.
Brent earned his degree from Ball State University, and is an active member in the local tech start-up community, and is heavily involved with several non-profits. Outside of “work,” Brent is passionate about music, and plays guitar, sings and writes songs for his band, Steve. Brent lives in Indianapolis with his wife, three daughters, and three chihuahua mixes.
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ALIGN YOUR PEOPLE STRATEGY WITH YOUR BUSINESS STRATEGY
PURPOSE + TALENT OPTIMIZATION™
Take a good hard look at your company. What are your biggest struggles? Employee turnover, disengagement, a changing market, bad hires? Despite your best efforts and good intentions, you can’t quite figure out how to accelerate your company’s performance.
These struggles are caused by a talent gap that no recruiter, or HR software, can solve. The gap causes low productivity, poor results, and missed opportunities—it’s the reason why most companies fail to perform at their highest potential.
The answer is an exciting emerging HR space called Talent Optimization™. This four-part discipline aligns your talent strategy and business strategy. This method is a core part of Purpose HQ’s system that helps you bridge the talent gap and allows you to look at your people as, well… people.
We’ve been thinking. Explore some of our thoughts in our blogs below.
True leadership is rare... Great leadership is even rarer – but you know it when you see it. Some lead by the strength of the values and example – Tony Dungy comes to mind. Then there are those like Steve Jobs who are innovation leaders. Then there are servant...
Alignments are Not Just for Cars... Recently, as I do every summer, I took my restored, vintage, 1974 yellow Super Beetle for a ride. The nostalgic yellow Beetle was my very first car and all that I could afford at seventeen. I remember continually fighting the car as...
Employee engagement is more than employee happiness... or job satisfaction – it’s when employees have a deep emotional commitment to both the company and its goals. We’ve all the felt the impacts of a disengaged staff: Low Productivity, Terrible retention, and an...
Silverback has worked with the team at Purpose for several years now and they have gone well above the normal customer/vendor relationship. They have become our trusted partner in helping us get our new staff up to speed quickly. The team at Purpose, worked with us to define the job and identify candidates who exhibited the behaviors and mindset needed to be successful within our organization. Purpose gave us an understanding of our team at a level we didn’t realize was possible. The knowledge of the emotional qualities that drive our team’s behavior has been a game changer for us. We view Purpose as an extension of our HR department in helping our organization be successful leading our team.
YOU AND YOUR TEAM DESERVE PURPOSE
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