The last 10 years has seen an exponential growth in the number of business start-ups across the United States. However, most companies are caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to creating better and stronger work environments for their managers and employees. That’s why companies and organizations routinely turn to Jason Greer, also known as “The Employee Whisperer” for guidance on how to overcome their external and internal challenges in every way possible. His ability to marry his background in Labor Relations, Counselling Psychology, and Organizational Development coupled with his personable and empathic approach has made him one of the most in-demand consultants in the country.
But where did Jason find his motivation?
Jason’s parents, Dr. Jerome and Elaine Greer instilled an insane work ethic in him at an early stage. Jason received his Bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana. He earned a Master’s Degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s Degree from The University of Illinois-Urbana- Champaign.
Jason served as a Board Agent with the National Labor Relations Board before becoming an employee and labor relations consultant. He founded his company, Greer Consulting, Inc in 2005.
Jason’s journey to success was not without its challenges. One challenge he faced was a serious lack of capital when he initially started his company. Secondly, he did not have a marketing or sales background and he did not have any money to hire marketing and sales professionals to assist him. And, although he was well educated and had a strong knowledge of employee and labor relations, he did not come from a business background. Needless to say, Jason spent the initial two years of his business in a complete state of fear. His bills were piling up and he did not have a clue as to when he was going to land his first client.
Although Jason was scared about his lack of prospects, he realized that the first step toward accomplishing anything was learning how to fight through his fear. His parents taught him that fear is nothing more than the absence of faith. Even though he could not control his lack of money and clients, he did know that fortune favors those who are willing to put in the work to be great. Jason rose up and got to work. He decided to do pro-bono jobs in order to gain experience and build a roster of clients. He was willing to do free labor as long as it led to opportunities for positive word of mouth and client testimonials to add to his arsenal.
Jason’s De-stress Tips & Success Habits
In the process of building his business, Jason realized how important it is to exercise. Movement and total physical exertion are paramount to relieving stress and help to remain centered mentally and emotionally.
Despite his success, Jason is always cognizant of the fact that 16 years ago he had less than $100 dollars to his name and there were times that he barely had enough money to purchase food while he was traveling for work. The tough times of the past help him to avoid burnout today because he lives in a constant state of gratitude for all that he has.
Also, Jason journals and recites five mantras every night before he goes to bed. The mantras are based on what he wants to accomplish and how he wants to grow. This helps him to remain focused on why he started his business, and his focus has helped him to evolve into the consultant and business leader that he is today.
Jason is in the top 5% of Employee and Labor Relations Consultants in the country. He has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc, Fox News, CBS, NBC, Bloomberg, LA Times, and others. He was labeled as the “Entrepreneur to Watch in 2020” by Thrive Global. Jason is also the author of the #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, “People Matter Most.” and the International Best Selling Book, “Bias Racism & The Brain.”
You can connect with Jason on Instagram.