Success Story #1 $3 Million Construction Project Achieves 100% Capacity Boost
The firm needed a stateside facility capable of directing continuous contingency special operations worldwide. The firm faced strict classification requirements from the Department of Defense limiting traditional facilities from housing the information required to conduct continuous special operations.
Decided to construct a new facility that met the classification requirements. Designed a $3 million military construction project that included coordinating the efforts of architects, contractors, and survey teams to renovate office space into a complete, effective, sensitive, and compartmented information facility that met the Department of Defense classification requirements.
Increased operational capacity and effectiveness 100% to conduct continuous sensitive contingency special operations, training, and projects globally. Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the three-star commanding general.
Success Story #2 Finding the Right Training Location Results in Fully Prepared Combat Group
Served as the second in command of a 90-person special operations company tasked to deploy to Afghanistan and conduct combat operations for nine months as fully trained and ready group. Lacked a training location in Fort Bragg, North Carolina that replicated the mountainous desert in Afghanistan and needed to find an ideal area to train as if in combat.
Planned and coordinated a 90-person / 14-day training exercise in Hawthorne, Nevada that included 12 multi-vehicle, multi-movement, live-fire exercises to prepare for lethal combat operations in Afghanistan. Selected to deploy to Afghanistan 15 days early as the leader of the advance party. Relocated all 90 people and six teams into effective fighting positions.
In Afghanistan, tracked and resourced the logistical supply for 90 people spread across six remote locations, directed 30 helicopter and 24 resupply missions, managed $927,000 in cash for sensitive nontraditional logistics requirements, liaised with Afghan, Dutch and Australian leaders to plan operations against the enemy, and created an interim staging base for 120-man Afghan Commando company. Awarded the US Meritorious Service Medal by the one-star commanding general.
Success Story #3 Development, Analysis & Strategy Leads to $130 Million Program Award
Created a multimillion-dollar budget to enable and sustain the development of a top secret and highly sensitive special operations capability to protect American and allied nations from terrorist attack while the US Army budget faced cuts as President Obama dealt with a trillion-dollar deficit, and a domestic policy that required the president bring American troops home from Iraq. Firm needed to create an alternative methodology to neutralize terrorist activity, more expensive than traditional combat special operations.
Engaged with management and leadership at the commander, manager, and individual contributor levels to understand the unique requirements of neutralizing terrorist activity with the new domestic and foreign policy constraints. Needed to continue the selection and assessment of talent for the force, train the force, and deploy / sustain / redeploy the troops worldwide to conduct sensitive contingency operations against terrorism. Performed a detailed analysis and developed a budget and strategy to articulate the requirements to senior special operations program managers at US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Headquarters in Tampa, Florida.
Awarded the first $130 million program by the assessment directors at USSOCOM that enabled the first five-year budget allocation supporting a top secret and sensitive program to defeat terrorism world-wide. Commended multiple times from top leadership and awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by the three-star commanding general.
Success Story #4 Implementing Pilot Secures $125,000 Annual Budget
Tasked to enable the happiness and health of all employees to produce incredible results.
Most employees worked 60 to 70-hour weeks with head count anticipated to expand from 41 to 100 in the next quarter.
Designed and implemented a three-month corporate wellness program with six initial participants, increased employee participation from six to 58 out of 100 in 12 months. Instructed 25 people in leadership, management, meditation, movement, inquiry, presence, gratitude, compassion, engagement, relationship, and contribution.
Received program endorsement from the CEO and secured a $125,000 annual budget from board of directors.
Success Story #5 Earning Coaching Certification Enables Start of New Venture
Envisioned a company focused on maximizing the potential of others through leadership coaching and consulting by helping clients understand core values, behaviors, and the ways behavior influenced people in a positive and result-producing manner. Lacked the time to dedicate to developing the business as well as the requisite qualification as a certified leadership coach, preventing endorsement by the International Coaching Federation as a professional coach, limiting access to clients.
Founded a company named REAL (rehabilitation, empowerment, and advice to lead) Fitness LLC and graduated from the George Mason University’s Center for the advancement of well-being executive education course as a certified leadership coach. In December 2018, rebranded REAL Fitness LLC to Court Whitman – Inspiring High Performance.
Requested as a keynote speaker for the Seattle Seahawks, General Dynamics, MVP Capital, and other businesses. Partnered and coached hundreds of people from the NFL, NBA, college athletics, Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, pilots, federal government, and civilian industry resulting in greater capacity to thrive at work. Clients included presidents, CEOs, head coaches, directors, managers, vice presidents, and individual contributors. Achieved ICF ACC certification in 2018.
Success Story #6 Partnering with Staff Increases Self-Awareness to Improve Performance
The president of a startup firm that just raised a series-B round of $35-million dollars wanted to create a professional development program to spur high performance in all company employees and teams. Challenged to convince the staff to invest time in self-care, self-awareness, and learning because many of the employees felt overworked.
Drew on collaborative abilities, curiosity, and strong interpersonal skills to partner with, coach, and mentor 65 people in one-on-one sessions for 225 hours in six months. Administered to and debriefed employees in the MyEverything DiSC Workplace Personality, Values in Action Character, and Clifton StrengthsFinder assessments.
Participants reported greatly enhanced self-awareness and a deeper understanding of workplace dynamics. The sessions helped attendees identify leadership strengths and create strategies to leverage that ability, resulting in a greater capacity to thrive at work and achieve results on the job as managers, individual contributors, and as members of workgroups and teams.