Berkshire Group is made up of a small team and network of practitioners that share a few things in common: great experience in both leading within organizations and teams and a track record of making a difference in all that they do and passion around some very specific things. We would love to bring our experience and passion to your team or organization, partner with you and make a difference together.
Janet Kendall White
Janet started Berkshire Group frustrated with the particular corporate life she was experiencing. She saw things that needed to be changed; processes that could be improved, people better suited for different roles, endless meetings with no movement, and little leadership. She saw outside consultants come in and get listened to; make recommendations that would get implemented while employees had made the same recommendations. Full of frustration and ideas, Janet decided to set her own course and start a consulting and training business.
Fast forward over 30 years later and Berkshire Group has a great track record of making a difference and impacting individuals and businesses in a positive way. That track record in part is due to Janet’s drive, need to achieve, have variety and cause change. Janet has brought and continues to bring her high energy, creativity and flexibility to the design of programs and services for clients that have stood the test of time but that also are tailored for individual clients’ and a changing world.
If there is a group, you will often see Janet leading it. She is not hesitant to step into the lead whether that is in volunteer work, clients, boards or just fun. That passion to lead goes way back to her roots growing up and being a junior camp counselor, sports captain and then thrown into career management positions at a very young age. Janet is also a “learning junkie” always pushing herself with books, certifications, webinars or conversations with others. She has a diverse educational background, certifications, and work experience that allow her to be an engaging speaker nationally and internationally on a variety of topics. Janet and Berkshire Group have been featured in Fortune, Entrepreneur and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Janet devotes some of her time to causes that combine physical challenge and making a difference as well as organizations that support our veterans and women.
If you have a need for the more traditional schools, certificates, etc. you can view them on her LinkedIn profiles.
Brian joined Berkshire Group in 2012 as a writer, consultant and program developer. He combines his knowledge, experience and passion for both leadership and music to develop, improve and deliver our leadership programs that focus on servant leadership, leadership for success and mentoring. He has been trained in the administration and use of DISC Human Behavior Model which he utilizes in client organizations and in conjunction with all of Berkshire Groups training.
Brian also has experience in manual and workbook writing which Berkshire Group utilizes to support clients in need of documenting processes and procedures as well as developing training manuals internally for our own purposes.
Brian has over 30 years of teaching and leadership in a variety of industries including retail, building, service and faith based organizations. Brian’s passion has been studying and teaching servant leadership leading up to the founding of the Christian Service and Leadership Academy in 2003 which provides servant leadership training nationally and internationally.
Amanda Kendall White
Amanda joined Berkshire Group in many ways when she was born as my daughter and as she grew up, handling documentation, carrying flip charts and whatever would help out. She officially joined us handling all our social media and communication needs in 2014. Amanda received her undergraduate degree in business communications and her minor in entrepreneurship.
Amanda has been speaking and teaching in various arenas as well as performing Irish dance on stages around the world since a very young age. Amanda has a passion for communication and training. In the relatively short time she has been with us she has pushed us to move forward utilizing all the social media tools available to enhance our brand and image.