The DeLaPorte team is dedicated to making good companies great, and that commitment begins at home, with our own company. The business of our business is helping your organization achieve strategy by improving human performance. Internal and external drivers provide the foundational information that becomes the context for development.
We believe that four components need to be in place for real performance improvement to occur. Your employees need effective knowledge and skill development, integrated tools and processes, measurement and feedback to assess performance, and management alignment to produce business results.
As a team we start the performance improvement process by discovering what skills your employees need to deliver on the strategy of your organization. In this context, we are able to identify the competencies that make your high performers stand out, assess your people against those profiles, create custom development plans based on the results, and build solutions to develop those critical skills for a return-on-investment.
Our team work passionately to help build organizations that will stand the test of time; that move beyond making a profit to making a difference.
Success is simply not enough - our team desire to leave a legacy.
Since any organization is only as good as the people it employs, DeLaPorte is dedicated to hiring the best and brightest, and developing each team member as it would those for a client. DeLaPorte staff is dedicated to ‘being the best it can be’ within itself and among its peers in the training and consulting industries within which it competes.
CEOThe vortex of a storm is where Jason finds comfort. His uncanny ability to see beyond the chaos allows him to provide dynamic and unforeseen opportunities to those on the journey. As CEO of DeLaPorte & Associates, inc., his passion for purpose, people, productivity and real results provide just the right balance, and keep clients and customers returning for more. As lead Game Changer, Jason’s sole desire is to equip, educate and empower Texas High School coaches to see beyond the game, and equip them with the tools to impact and prepare players for the game of life.
Advisory BoardMichael is President and Founder of Performance Technologies, a premier consulting and training firm. As a leading consultant to domestic and international organizations, his strength is in his ability to tackle issues, open minds and convert problems into opportunities. Merging 25 years of experience with best current thinking, he drives and enacts positive change, and instills belief systems that convert challenges into achievements. Michael is Board Chairman of Dayton Right to Life.
Joseph F. Meyers
Advisory Board / Project LeadJoe is President of Myers Consulting and brings over 40 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry. His leadership and expertise in Managed Programs, Finance, Contracts, Marketing and Operations provide his clients with proven systems and innovative strategies for achieving success. He has received numerous awards and recognition within industry and community.
Advisory BoardBob has been consulting for numerous years using his diverse management, entrepreneurial and corporate experience creating innovative solutions for clients. He has held positions such as President of Mak-Redy Services, President of Passport Oil Company and President of Great North American Companies as well as Director of Strategic Alliances for Accenture. His achievements include helping companies exceed financial objectives and achieve gains in revenues and profits.
Chief of StaffChief of Staff. Conductor and head synchronizer. Melinda has over 20 years of experience working with Fortune 100 executives in corporate leadership from project management in organizations, talent and corporate initiatives as well as managing processes and systems for client services, human resources and global management. Melinda also assists the CEO for numerous organizations both profit and non-profit.
ActionCreative Mastermind and Execution Specialist. Mrs. Make it Happen, no mountain is too high. Melissa is a passionate writer/communicator who has spent the last 25 years working with high-profile individuals in sports, entertainment, politics and the non-profit sector. She uses her ability to communicate effectively to help individuals and organizations develop messages, products and events that enhance the end-users experience. She is passionate about helping adults to harness their passions so to impact the next generation.
Sandra Crawford Williamson
GuruMarketing Genius and Strategist Extraordinaire. Sandra is a seasoned executive who was most recently Chief Marketing Officer for a $3 Billion advertising agency for 600,000 small to medium sized businesses in America. Williamson brings over 20 years of general management, marketing, and sales experience with a passion for taking brands to the next level of awareness and developing product portfolios that deliver strong results.
NanoGifted, detail and logistical master. Simplifying the complicated is her forte. Lisa brings with her more than 25 years of experience in corporate event planning. Her resume in sporting events ranges from celebrity golf tournaments worldwide, opening ceremonies for the World Cup, hospitality at the Red River Rivalry and a host of bowl venues as well as multiple NCAA Final Fours and the Kentucky Derby. At the high school level, Lisa has managed the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic and the H-E-B Texas Football Classic which coincided with the 40th anniversary of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine. One of her favorite recurring roles is a redhat for ESPN High School Football.
PolishCreating visually stunning graphics and video. Alex's work has been seen on the local level to internationally and everywhere in between for 13 years. A broad set of experience with feature hollywood films, national broadcasts, corporate media productions, independent films and hollywood crews over the last decade endorse his desire for excellence and innovation to advance motion medias.
MagicPremier relationship and value producer. With a wide range of experiences in both for-profit and non-profit sectors, Debbie Terry has been an owner of a nationwide executive recruiting firm for small business lenders and has served as a national sales and marketing consultant in the healthcare industry. Whether cultivating business expansion, launching people movements, consulting in international ballot security, or training women in developing nations, Debbie is energized by connecting people with the right opportunities to create success to the bottom line, change lives, and impact the culture with timeless truth.
AceOur white tiger, rare. Graceful, yet powerful. Anna Greer is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University with a major in Communications and a minor in Sociology. Anna is involved with sales, marketing and media relations for our clients as well as production and design. Anna’s attention to our client needs as well as their respective businesses is key for the valued services we provide our customers.
Clark KentUber talented writer and journalist by day... Zack Cox attends Oklahoma State University with a major in Journalism and Communications. Zack has written and researched articles and tutorials for an award winning technology company as well as created web and social media content. Zack’s creativity is key in delivering the most relevant information for our clients.
Dr. Jim Beckett
Senior ConsultantJim Beckett is founder of Beckett, Inc. and publisher of the popular Beckett monthly magazines for collectors and Beckett.com online destination and community for sports collectibles enthusiasts. Jim Beckett earned his Ph.D. in Statistics from Southern Methodist University in 1975. Prior to starting Beckett, Inc. in 1984, he served as an Associate Professor of Statistics at Bowling Green State University and as vice president of a consulting firm in Dallas, Texas.
Creative DirectorRussell has lead a successful creative agency specializing in marketing and promotion along with product development. He has produced millions of successful direct mail promotions along with millions of recorded products. Russell has also served twice as an elected official on Keller City Council as well as Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Senior ConsultantJoe founded 6th Man Executive Coaching, a strategic management and consulting firm in Dallas, Texas where he has served as executive coach, professional facilitator, and management consultant. Over the past 10 years, Joe has successfully facilitated thousands of strategic retreats, planning meetings, and small group forums for well over 500 organizations - both business and non-profit entities - ranging from local to global in scope. The resultant strategies and action steps addressed organizational issues and processes, provided coaching and mentoring of executives (in both business and spiritual dimensions), and developed key leadership personnel for his clients. Joe’s unique ability to facilitate, listen, and then capture vital elements of an issue or meeting, reliably produce tangible, strategic direction proven to be of great value for his clients.
Senior ConsultantMary has been training international employees for over 20 years with a major financial institution as well as working voluntarily with the Hispanic community throughout the DFW metroplex. Mary consults with non-profit organizations in global ministries as well as with at-risk youth teaching the X-Factor Program.
Senior ConsultantHermilla is a native Texan and has used her bilingual ability to impact lives for adolescent and adult education for over 30 years. As a Testing Specialist for students in a major North Texas school district with over 20,000 students enrolled, she assesses their ability to transition into regular classes or whether additional needs should be addressed. She also has facilitated Practical Parenting Education throughout the district. Hermila also works with a non-profit organization training parents the X-Factor Program.
Senior ConsultantLarry has passionately worked with leaders to encourage and challenge them to know their purpose and empowering companies to achieve success through the improvement of people, processes and performance. Larry has for over 30 years provided consulting of problem solving, turning around troubled operations and is an excellent motivator of people. He is a published author and also consults with the Justice departments within the DFW area facilitating the X-Factor Program.
Senior ConsultantSteven has been working professionally with a major airline within the IT, marketing and training departments. Steven leads teams and manages multiple projects addressing targets and goals for his team. Steven brings over 15 years of experience in the area of character development and continues to train at risk youth within Tarrant County of Texas.
Senior ConsultantJo Umberger is the owner of Umberger Development Partners, Inc., a business training and coaching firm in Dallas, Texas. She is a trainer, coach, speaker, author, and business owner. Jo has served a highly diverse clientele for 20 plus years and has helped many DeLaPorte clients. She creates and delivers custom training/coaching programs that facilitate participants’ buying into clients companies’ objectives and implementing the concepts on the job to improve their results.
Senior ConsultantBob Ramsey has over 25 years of experience as a business leader specializing in training, consulting and sales. Bob is also a professional speaker and consultant in financial, insurance, automotive, energy and healthcare industries. His experience in sales and management led him to his passion, providing leadership training for one of the nation’s most elite chemical companies. He has the ability to take complex ideas and create relevant concepts to all participants. Through mentoring and coaching, he has evolved many future leaders in multiple industries.