Hi, I am Jeff Doolittle
(No, not the veterinarian. I am not speaking to animals as my side hustle.)
One version of my story
As you read what I have written, the following quote by George Orwell provides a reasonable lens to consider. “Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.”
My Greatest Hits
I've been honored to work with frontline to C-Suite leaders in Fortune 50, Forbes top 25 private, for-profit, non-profit, and global companies in multiple sectors. I founded Organizational Talent Consulting, which has helped leaders and businesses across West Michigan achieve higher levels of success. I love that we believe in a future where everyone has the chance to thrive and that we invest 15% of our profits into non-profit charities driving change for children.
I've been happily married for 30 years and have three wonderful children; I've run the Chicago Marathon; I am nearing completion of a doctorate in strategic leadership; I've started and led a local ministry that has helped hundreds of people on the road to recovery; I've co-founded a non-profit organization, Equity Experience, that has developed a comprehensive set of tools and services to bring a balance to workplaces and communities; I've received special recognition for leadership from one of the worlds largest Fortune 50 organizations; I've written a weekly blog and guest articles for organizations such as the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Center for Coaching Excellence, Thinkwise, and the Christian Coaching Magazine on the topics of talent management and organizational effectiveness; I've spoken live and virtually to crowds of hundreds...
Of course, I’m proud of all these things, and that's not the whole story…
We are always playing two games: an outer and inner game.
My Inner Game
Here are the ideas that define, shape, and keep me headed in the best direction…
Compelled to accomplish shared goals for the collective benefit.
My Guiding Principles
To lead others toward greater understanding and simple solutions that avoid costly mistakes to complex personal and professional challenges.
Pick where you'd like to start
(It doesn't matter, just so long as you start somewhere.)
Leading change, making decisions for today and tomorrow, and managing organizational talent to grow the business. Learn more about our organizational consulting services.