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Why Business Whisperer
Business Whisperer was founded by Jerry Llewellyn, who is himself both a management consultant and a business whisperer. A “whisperer” is someone whose extensive knowledge and experience in their field is augmented by uncommon insight into instinct and motivation. Because Jerry is able to work effectively with the most challenging and troubling situations, and succeed where others have failed, it can seem as if he has a sixth sense about the root causes of problems and how to create solutions. While Jerry’s insight is aided by natural talent, it is also born of years of experience. Jerry has been a management consultant for sixteen years preceded by substantial corporate executive leadership experience. He has a deep understanding of business principles and is well grounded in best practices. He is also the most experienced employee management professional you will ever meet. He has consistently developed successful company performance plans for continuous employee and process improvement through better performance management. Clients frequently tell him they had utilized another business or management consultant before him, and none had been as helpful as he with their core problems. See Reviews/Testimonials to get a better idea of Jerry’s work with others.
For over 35 years, organizational change consultant Jerry Llewellyn has made organizational effectiveness his business and his passion, providing management and training solutions for performance and profit improvement throughout the United States. His work as a small and mid sized business consultant is extensive.
He began his career in sales in the printing industry while volunteering with a United Way agency. He soon became the Director there, as well as the president of the regional Interagency Council, which brought goods and services to the poor, and effected meaningful change in three counties. As the Director of the local agency, he launched a medical clinic/ pharmacy/ community services center started with volunteer physicians and which continues to this day, 35 years later. Continuing in other medically underserved areas, Jerry launched five other medical clinics before catching the attention of Life Care Centers of America, the largest proprietary nursing home company in the world.
Life Care Centers of America invited Jerry to launch their first national HR department. He developed a national system of performance management and policies; procedures, and managed the national HR functions for 8,000 employees. He replicated what he did for LCCA for Regency Healthcare, developing their national human resources system, and became also their VP of Ancillary Medical Services. He then was invited to join an entrepreneurial start-up in ancillary medical service programs as VP Operations and VP of HR, generating 500+ service contracts in 3 years.
Business and people development
During these assignments, Jerry developed high quality seminars conducted on national levels on performance management; supervision, labor relations; employee relations, leadership, and sales; customer service. He is known for being able to bring out the best in people. People who have worked under his mentorship have become national leaders of well-known successful healthcare enterprises.
Jerry developed a regional start-up business for Pinnacle Rehabilitation, from $0 revenue to $10,000,000 in sales in two years, with an annualized $2,000,000 in pre-tax net; growing from 0 to 174 employees. He handled full sales and general management responsibilities, and after four years, this enterprise was dropping $4,000,000 plus to the bottom line, with over 300 staff. During this run, Jerry closed and managed sales on accounts from $500,000 to $5,000,000+.
After reimbursement changes caused a shift in the industry, Jerry launched his business and management consultant career with an international consulting company, who flew him around the continental US and Canada to do organizational development and create strategic plans for clients in a wide spectrum of industries. Jerry personally developed the strategic planning model that was used as the corporate model for training more than 400 consultants across the country.
“After years of supporting business owners and CEO’s in managing challenges and handling explosive growth, I woke up one day and realized that I was simply born to do this work. I am able to go in and see everything that is going on in a business operation with the people, the teams, the productivity and so on. I can’t help it; I am just built this way. This work of seeing, creative problem-solving and installing solutions for positive change has become my life’s work.”
Jerry started his own business and management consulting firm in 2005. He has been able to integrate his large enterprise experience with its tools, systems and processes, and scale them for use by mid-size and small business ventures. This has made him uniquely capable of providing performance improvement and organizational change solutions for his clients.
People are the heart of the performance and profitability of most companies. Whether we are talking about individuals, support systems, or the organizational structures within which people and systems operate, the root causes of most problems within a company are people related. When people are involved, so are issues of motivation, instinct, and communication.
Overall success comes down to leadership operating in a well-designed organizational structure with individual employees being well matched for their job. The quality of the leadership/ supervisory role is frequently the core measure of a company’s potential to succeed. Deficits in leadership cause all kinds of problems, including poor performance and profitability, as well as low morale. Companies that genuinely care about their people provide competitive incentive plans, and express that caring through a strong system of support. They will have the best success in all areas.
Most problems are solvable when individuals and teams are accountable for their actions and aligned around common goals and expectations for the benefit of each other and the company. Without that commitment and alignment, problems with individuals and teams reemerge down the road in different guises. The core of our work is bringing this accountability and alignment into reality.
The good news is the history of the past does not have to repeat itself. New commitments and goals, new alignments can be made to dramatically increase a company’s performance – with a solid decision to do so. In our twenty-plus years’ experience of working with business owners, most issues are solvable.
The management consultants at Business Whisperer have helped many companies with their people problems – which leads directly to improved performance and increased profitability. See our Reviews/Testimonials to get an idea of the breadth of our success.
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"Jerry you have brought my business to life. You REALLY are the business whisperer!” - William Tuell, CEO, Saturn Returns LLC
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