Jeannette Kraar, President and CEO of Performance Management International, LLC is a highly-acclaimed business consultant, coach, entrepreneur, speaker and author. Her expertise draws on 25 years of practical experience in corporate management, human research and training and development. Kraar has provided services as a consultant to leading national organizations as well as small startups that have realized record-breaking growth. She is also a powerful speaker and facilitator of breakthrough programs geared toward developing the most important asset – the human potential, and assisting companies and individuals through the change process of projected growth or compulsory reorganization.
Ms. Kraar has managed a multi-regional service force of over 2,600 individuals and created two successful startups in diverse enterprises. After quickly generating revenues that placed her in the top 2% of the industry, she became a sought-out speaker and trainer. Today she still “plays” with the “best and the brightest”, collaborating with Les Brown as part of his Platinum Speakers Network and sharing her compelling messages with individuals and companies who want to experience greater breakthroughs in their success. Kraar was highlighted in Inc. Magazine for her impact on a software development company that became one of the fastest growing companies in America for five consecutive years; Through her hands-on experience and acute business acumen, Kraar has consistently helped organizations increase quality, profitability, talent acquisition and customer penetration.
Kraar specializes in a goal achievement process that closes the gap between current and desired performance with strong emphasis on strategic planning, performance improvement and skill development. Her powerful four-step process is based on DATA™: Discovery, Assessment, Training and Achievement. Jeanette applies this powerful process into customized performance management tools that include but are not limited to: needs analysis, job descriptions, job performance measurements, talent acquisition, policy development and process improvements.
Jeannette’s clients are represented by industries spanning financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, retailing and consulting within corporations, non-profits and government agencies. A representative sample include SAP, Avon Products, AT&T, YWCA, Motorola, Lucent Technologies, Medtronic, True Value, Delta Airlines, Kaplan College, News Media, Midwest Eye Center, Bottomless Closet, Frito Lay, Lighthouse for the Blind, Mount Sinai Hospital and Fruitful Yield. In addition, she has worked with various non-profit agencies affiliated with the national Welfare to Work Program.
Kraar’s book, BREAKTHROUGH, The Hate My Job, Need A Life, Got Laid Off, Can’t Get No Satisfaction SOLUTION was released in early 2005. Barry University commissioned Ms Kraar to create a course for its adult education program and used Breakthrough Solution as its required text. The book is available through Amazon, Fortune, and Barnes and Noble on-line as well as better bookstores. Her latest book, BreakThrough DATA – A Workbook and Life Journal of Discovery, Assessment, Training and Achievement will be released in late fall of 2007.