October 7, 2020

People First

John Philpin

 is a Board Level Executive with extensive international experience in the global software and technology industry. John specializes in the parts of business that engages with customers and has a passion for taking companies and product solutions to the global market. He is equally effective in mature established companies and fast growth ‘start up’ environments. John has worked in companies such as; GEC, Raytheon, Oracle and CitiCorp, working with customers like; BT, Rolls Royce, Nestle, Chiron, HP, Johnson and Johnson, American General and large Government clients. John has lead multi-disciplinary teams, built – and taken to market – software solutions that have lead to contracts that have added $100s of millions of dollars to revenue. John states his secret to success has always been to put people first which is his favorite focus when presenting on topics as diverse as ‘The Future of Work’, ‘Identity is not just ID’, ‘Technology Adoption’, Value and ‘Corporate Language’. John runs his own consulting firm and advises companies, institutions and boards.

People First …

… is a state of mind, but what does that mean? I was asked recently to summarize what I do and what People First is. After I answered the question he said … “oh you ‘Unlock Human Potential’.

I hadn’t quite thought of it that way, but at the highest level of what we seek to do, those three words encapsulate the essence of People First. In real terms we help organizations that struggle to deliver on their mission.

We find over and over again that when you unpack the challenge laid out, solve for the problem that has been described … the pain is rarely where you think it is.

  • Job 1 : Find the cause of pain.
  • Job 2 : Stop the pain.

There is no prescription, because that would suggest that we’ve been here before and are ready to retro fit your challenges into a pre-built template. That’s not how we work.

We work with you through processes and frameworks using, 1-1s, surveys, workshops, facilitation, keynote presentations .. whatever is needed to solve your problem and provide your answers.

We offer these services to organizations, if you want to have a conversation, we would love to hear from you.
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