Adaptive HR Solutions
Chad Sorenson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the President and founder of Adaptive HR Solutions, LLC and has over 20 years of diverse business, communications and human resource experience.
He works with companies that range from 5 to 1,200 employees and focuses on leadership development, manager training, employee performance management and employer compliance in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, construction trades, and professional services organizations. Prior to founding Adaptive HR Solutions in 2008, Chad has been Vice President, Director and Manager of Human Resources for several companies in the Jacksonville area.
Some of Chad’s work includes providing regular leadership development curriculum and training for businesses, developing performance management programs, workplace investigations, writing employee handbooks as well as company policies and procedures, setting up HR departments for growing companies, employee communications consulting, FMLA and employee relations guidance and supervisor training.
Chad serves on the Executive Committee for the HR Florida State Council as the Treasurer, which represents over 14,000 HR professional statewide. He is also the Immediate Past President of SHRM Jacksonville having served as President for 2015 and 2016. Chad regularly speaks to HR organizations, business associations, and companies across the state and around the region on topics such as leadership development, employee engagement, small business HR needs, and other HR and business-related topics.
Wilder Business Success, Inc.
Doug Wilder, the President and founder of Wilder Business Success, Inc., works with CEO’s Managers and HR Directors who are receiving complaints about a high-performing executive who has become high-maintenance or just drifting. For the 170 + executives, employees, and partners Doug’s been asked to coach and groom for long-term success, 88% were ultimately coachable because they grabbed hold of Doug’s Lifeline for Leaders, stayed with the Company, and returned to being the highly productive contributors they once had been. A win-win for all involved!
The fastest growing segment of Doug’s business has resulted from his early-on appreciation for the magnitude and power of the #Me-Too (and similar) movements. This is because, even though an employer may handle and internal sexual or other type of harassment complaint precisely by the book, the old book never had a chapter about how relationships were and remain damaged after the specific harassment has been removed.
Here, Doug typically enters the tumult after the investigation has been conducted and disciplinary action taken, and then works with those employees who were involved. both directly and indirectly, with the harassment situation in order to help restore trust, feelings of safety and collegial team work. This new and now essential chapter of post-conflict workplace repair and return to wellness has been sorely neglected and, without the proper attention to the affected employee relationships, can make an disharmonious situation entirely poisonous throughout a department or company.
In Doug’s 24 years of coaching, he has gained a well deserved reputation as being the coach’s coach. Doug formed the First Coast Coaches Association, now called Coach Jacksonville, an association of business, executive, and life coaches where Jacksonville’s experienced coaches mentor those entering the world of coaching.