My guest today is John Rinehart
John Rinehart has been involved in leadership development for 20 years. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University Rural Leadership Program, and served as Vice President of the programs Advisory Board. John held the position of Executive Director of the Carlisle Pennsylvania based Leadership Cumberland program for seven years. He is a skilled group facilitator, team builder and public speaker, and has been contracted by many organizations to serve in these roles. John has also worked with organizations ranging from small nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies on visioning, strategic planning, and organizational development and was published in the Company of Leaders: 40 Top Leadership Experts Provide Proven Guidance For Your Leadership Success Journey. A graduate of Dickinson College with a Bachelors Degree in European History, John also is a 3nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. A proud father of three children, John and his wife Cheri live in Dillsburg, Pa with their youngest daughter, Jonna.
John has built his consulting business on his diverse background, combing experience in community-based leadership development, nonprofit management, production agriculture, and retail sales. The end result of all of those experiences is a comfort level that allows him to work with all levels of an organization, from front-line staff and volunteers, to senior executives and elected officials.
Johns facilitation practice is based upon a simple philosophy; get the right people in the room, get them talking by asking the right questions and watch great things happen. This approach has allowed him to help develop strategic visions and plans for numerous organizations such as the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the I-81 Corridor Coalition, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Pennsylvania Association of Travel and Tourism, Pennsylvania Community Providers Association and the Cumberland County Smart Growth Partnership.
Along with his work in meeting facilitation, John has an extensive background in designing and delivering leadership and organizational development workshops and presentations. Among the many organizations and businesses John has provided training for are: Dickinson College, the Pennsylvania Homecare Association, the Pennsylvania Coalition on Crime and Delinquency, Youth Advocate Programs, the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers and the Pennsylvania Medical Society