Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Janet Kendall White | Founder and CEO of Berkshire Group, Inc.

Corporate Panel
2:45 - 3:30p (Magnolia Hall)

About Janet Kendall White

Janet Kendall WhiteJanet Kendall White is founder and CEO of Berkshire Group, Inc., an award-winning Authorized Partner with Wiley & Sons, Inc. for Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors™ and certified WBE and WOSB. For more than two decades Berkshire Group has helped organizations grow through strategic planning facilitation, leadership and culture development and process improvement. Berkshire Group’s primary purpose is to equip organizations of all disciplines to meet their current goals and prepare for the future.

Janet’s expertise is in coaching executives and other leaders and working with groups of people to identify their desired business outcome and mobilizing energy to receive desired results. She is a sought-after speaker and is often called on to help facilitate complex problems with diverse groups of people and then to implement the project plan that is devised.

Janet holds an MBA from Hofstra University and has completed post-graduate work at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and National Training Labs. She is a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC), SHRM-SCP and is certified in a variety of leadership assessment instruments. Janet speaks nationally on leadership, understanding personalities, entrepreneurship, process improvement and organization change.

Janet and Berkshire Group, Inc. have published multiple training workbooks that are utilized in their leadership development training and available to clients and to the public.

Janet currently volunteers her time with organizations that support women and girls and veterans. She serves on boards, raises money for endowment funds and has served as President of two women’s organization boards. 


How did you get started in your field?
Totally by accident in some ways. I have my associates in phys ed, bachelors in science and MBA. It wasn’t until I left undergrad with total science background that I realized I was a fish out of water. Through various conversations and situations I found myself in HR at a young age with lots of responsibility. My work in HR continued and I knew that doing something dealing with people was where I belonged. It was then that I went back and invested in more development at the Gestalt Institute in organizations systems. I am thankful for all the turn of events in my life early on that exposed me to our field.

What 3 words describe you best, personally or professionally?
Passionate, adventurous, leader

What is one of your greatest accomplishments?
Professionally, two things come to mind. 1. Being in business for almost three decades as a woman business owner 2. Having helped one client in particular become a multi-year best place to work award winner, grow to $50 million and help integrate an acquired company while maintaining the award winning culture.

What is a talent you have that is unrelated to the work you do?
I love to cook. Not sure if it is a talent or just something I enjoy doing. I also am a pretty avid cyclist and hiker.

What excites you most about the topic you will be sharing at the conference?
I am a bit of a learning junkie so talking with and to others about learning cultures is exciting to me. How do you actually get that to be pervasive in an organization? And how do you teach those that manage to turn “mistakes” into teaching or learning moments. Very exciting. 


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