I was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Aruba, studied in Europe and found my base in The Netherlands. On my journeys to different parts of the world, I enriched myself with new cultures and insights. Now I see myself more as a world citizen with a mission to help others take the lead to success and satisfaction.
In the early days of IT (called automation in those days), I was immediately sold on the idea and I was one of the first in line to buy my first computer. In those days a computer was nothing more than an electrical typewriter without a carriage, which was really a motherboard combined with a keyboard. To work with it you had to hook it up to a small portable TV to see what you were doing, and a tape recorder to save your work. BTW, does anyone know these days what a typewriter or a tape recorder is?
Altogether I said goodbye to my original career as a chemical engineer and entered the world of information technology. Quite successful I may say. I climbed the corporate ladder in record time and ended up as a well-respected project manager, seasoned with decades of experience and more than a hundred successful and also a few failed major projects under my belt. I gained the reputation of being a pragmatic leader putting the human factor at the core of all my undertakings, AKA ‘The Pragmaticioner’.
Based on that experience I developed my signature Pragmatic Leadership FormulaTM, which was quoted on mainstream news outlets. I even wrote an Amazon bestseller book on this matter called Team Performance on Fire! I also developed a suite of proprietary self-assessment tools for leadership and supporting disciplines.
Now it’s time to turn that knowledge into a program to educate and help others on their way to leadership with a people-centered approach. An approach that is more people-driven, rather than data-driven. An approach built on relational aspects, not on transactional aspects.
Just like any other successful person, private or businesswise, I also have mentors and coaches helping and guiding me. On my search for help to put my program together, I came across John Thornhill’s program Partnership to Success. He has a vast track record in helping others successfully develop and bring a digital product to the online marketplace. No shiny silver bullet or shady promises to immediate success and great riches, but consistent work to be done to build a sustainable program. I will be posting my progress on my blog.
In the meanwhile, if I can do anything to help you on your way to success, just get in touch and we will get at it.
Be You, Take Charge, Inspire Others!
John A. Williams
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