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.
Stephanie Markovic brings more than twenty-five years of training and coaching, sales, and marketing experience to the table. When the time came for her to combine her varied work experience into a second act, a fellow training consultant suggested that she investigate the learning and development field. The rest is history. Coaching and training are her passion, and she feels that this is the work she is meant to be doing. Stephanie has coached over 750 people since 2010, and consistently scores over 9.25 out of 10.0 for the programs she has conducted.
Stephanie started her professional career as a pharmaceutical sales representative, where she was promoted twice. Following this position, she transitioned to a medical staffing firm as an account executive. After several years in the medical arena, she jumped ship (pun intended) to the transportation industry. FedEx Supply Chain Services was her first foray into logistics, and then she moved to a smaller firm where she worked in the marketing/sales support department. For over 10 years, Stephanie was a consultant for an international presentation skills organization. There she won the SuperStar Consultant of the Year for three separate years: 2019, 2017, and 2016.
Stephanie earned her M.B.A. degree from the University of Akron. She and her husband reside in Northeast Ohio with their beloved dogs. They have two grown sons of whom they are enormously proud.
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.