James Pratt has been managing teams and training managers for 20 years. James has built teams around the world and on behalf of tech companies big and small, including giants like Microsoft and HTC. James’ experience has taught him one important lesson. Great management and team work is more important than great strategy, good ideas, smart people and lots of money.
As we enter an age of a purpose driven workforce, managers must adapt to connect authentically with their teams. Current the VP of People Operations at Seattle startup Socrata, James brings his expertise with fast moving, distributed, multi-function and multi-cultural teams to companies looking to develop managers as a strategic asset. Most passionate when working 1:1 with managers who are hungry to grow and lead, James helps managers lean on their strengths, manage from their authentic selves and connect with and motivate their teams.
The Art of People Management
This workshop is the platform on which you’ll build a successful management career.
Company Culture: How To Build It and Promote It
Join us for a discussion on how to build a company culture of happy employees.
Startup Something Good: For-Profit Solutions For Non-Profit Problems
Join us for a discussion with Seattle startups that are providing for-profit solutions to non-profit problems.
Podcasting Like a Pro
Podcasts can be anything from an integral part of the overall digital marketing strategy to a personal journey that shares your wisdom and experiences through the spoken word.