James Whirlwind Soldier joined the Mind Shift team in February of 2017 as the Business Development Director. He brought with him 17 years of managerial and organizational development experience, but he says his real passion is developing people.
“It excites me to see individuals growing and developing professionally. Though not everybody is given an equal opportunity. This is what is so exciting about Mind Shift! We work every day to change the world of work so that everybody has an opportunity to develop.”
James credits much of this passion with his degrees in Anthropology and Sociology. “Each one of us wears a different set of goggles, which color our world in different, but no less valid ways. It’s seeing what is possible that allows us to grow beyond our little corners of the world.”
It was while working as Director of Operations at dogIDs that James was introduced to Mind Shift, and experienced the value offered by the specialists. “The team at Mind Shift facilitated the training and on-boarding of a Specialist at the end of 2015. It was a wonderful experience, and I would not hesitate to recommend Mind Shift to any organization that is looking for talent and skill that isn’t always visible through typical hiring methods.”
In his spare time, James enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He’s currently teaching himself guitar and trying to get back in the habit of writing daily. He also has an unhealthy addiction to vinyl records.