John Perry, mBA

Consultant


John J. Perry, founder and president of Human Productivity Systems (HPS), is a consultant specializing in organization and human development. In 1986, he founded HPS as a consult­ing company that helps organizations and individuals create the future of their choice by harnessing and focusing human energy. He has devel­oped concepts and tools, including the Job-Person-Environment Assessment (JPEA) and The Assessments of Readiness (TAR), which identify and inte­grate the rela­tion­al or behavioral factors that affect people at work.

Using these concepts and associated tools, Perry conducts assess­ments and diagnoses to deter­mine the organization’s “readi­ness” for change and devel­ops strategies that assist clients with the design and imple­men­ta­tion of a wide variety of change initia­tives and other interventions. His intervention specialties include organization and leadership development, team-building, and strategic coaching. He has also developed several training programs, including Building a Workplace of Mutual Respect, Self-Managed Career Development, and Leadership and Partnership Development. He has served many organi­zations, large and small, in the public and private sectors, both for-profit and not-for-profit, includ­ing, Amgen, Antelope Valley College, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority, City of Long Beach, City and County of Los Angeles, County of Orange (CA), Lockton Compa­nies, Marley Cooling Tower Company, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, San Diego State University, State of California Board of Control, University of San Diego, the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Navy, United Care, Inc., Walden Family Services, and World Vision.

John earned a BS degree in Mathematics from Florida A&M Uni­versity and an MBA degree in Management Decision Systems from the University of Southern Califor­nia. The National Aeronautics and Space Ad­ministration (NASA) employed him for more than 22 years prior to him becom­ing an indepen­dent consul­tant in 1982. During his NASA career, he held positions in several disci­plines, includ­ing simulation engi­neering, functional and project man­age­ment, financial management, and internal consult­ing in the area of manage­ment systems.  While at NASA he was also project manager responsible for designing the flight simulator for the X-15 rocket.  

Bob Brothers-  BA Management

Associate

Bob Brothers has over 32 years of public sector employment experience, 29 of which have been with the City of Stockton.  Throughout his career with the City, Bob has been extensively involved with the career and leadership development of the city staff.  

During his last 10 years with the agency, he managed the City’s training program and was an internal consultant.  Included in his responsibilities was the facilitation of several citywide training classes.   As manager of the City’s training program, Bob updated, and managed the City’s Supervisors’ Certificate Program, Lead Workers’ Certificate Program, and Office Support Series Certificate Program.  In 2002, Bob developed a program for mid-managers called, “Management and Leadership for the New Millennium.”  This program provided a communication conduit for the City Manager as well as a vehicle for the mid-managers to develop their leadership skills.

As an internal consultant, Bob provided leadership, management, and team building consulting services for many City departments.  During his final two years with the City, Mr. Brothers provided on-going facilitation to the joint city/county Library system’s executive and supervisory teams as the agency transitioned to a new customer service vision and implemented an internal reorganization in order to realize this vision.

Mr. Brothers’ commitment to excellence in government has been evidenced by his past involvement as a member of the Public Works Department re-engineering leadership team, and as a member of the City’s Quality Council where he facilitated several process improvement teams aimed at achieving excellence in all facets of local government. 

Bob is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of California, where he earned his Bachelors degree in Management.  This degree, from a school known for is progressive leadership and management programs, has provided him with a current view of business and management theory and philosophy.  This understanding of effective management and leadership earned him assignments with several City departments as an internal consultant while they underwent reorganizations and business plan development.

Forrest L. Story, MPa

Principal


Consultant for Public Sector Excellence (PSE). Prior to founding PSE, Forrest spent over 23 years working in the public sector, 20 of which were in managerial and supervisory positions. He was the Director of Organizational Development & Training for the County of Orange, CA. In that capacity he was responsible for consulting and facilitating programs in strategic planning, team building, leadership, management and supervisory development, and organizational change. He had leadership assignments in environmental management, human resources, children’s & social services, budget & management services and in organizational development. He was the first recipient of the Instructional Systems Association national award for his work in productivity improvement in local government. 

As a consultant through Public Sector Excellence, he has designed and presented hundreds of workshops on the subjects of teambuilding, strategic planning, change management, conflict resolution, public sector customer service, leadership, management, supervision, working with difficult employees, presentation and facilitation skills, time management, problem solving and decision making, cost-benefit analysis, stress management, preventing harassment, achieving work life/personal balance, interview skills and job analysis.

He is often called on to give keynote presentations to civic groups, professional organizations, and to executive and management teams. Because he has “been in the trenches” as a public sector supervisor and manager, he brings a “real world” focus to his training and development programs.