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Jesse Hardy

Jesse Hardy has provided insightful and decisive leadership throughout his 30+ year career as a leader, team builder, strategist, and innovator.

Jesse Hardy has provided insightful and decisive leadership throughout his 30+ year career as a leader, team builder, strategist, and innovator.

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With over 30 years in leadership, team building, and problem-solving practice, along with a consistent record of value-added contributions, Jesse can bring the insight, skills, and dedication to help you meet your top-priority goals by developing your existing and future leaders through coaching, mentoring, and professional development programs. Having served in the military, business, public schools, and collegiate education, he now strives to help good people define or redefine their definition of success, equips them to achieve it, and walks with them along their chosen path. Jesse wants to take his lifetime of knowledge and experience and live his legacy today by helping others be the best version of themselves they can be.

Jesse’s background includes Chief Safety and Training Officer, EVP, VP, and Director-level positions primarily within Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality (HSEQ), training, and leadership and organizational development support operations. Throughout his career, he had the opportunity to provide strategic and hands-on leadership in various environments, including the management of large teams and complex projects. As a result, he has contributed significantly to crucial company goals and implemented solutions beyond assigned objectives. Jesse offers a broad knowledge base and skills in leadership, management, organizational development, and related areas that he can transfer effectively to your team.

How can a history of Safety, Quality, and Organizational Development leadership success help you?

Jesse learned a long time ago, if a company has a safety or quality problem, – it’s really a leadership and management problem. Safety, quality, production, and profitability are all outputs directly resulting from leadership and management inputs; therefore, the historical successes his projects and companies achieved came less from safety and quality policy or procedure changes and more from professional development training, mentoring, and coaching. He has been less of a safety or quality professional and more of a curriculum developer, trainer/facilitator, group problem solver, and professional mentor and coach.

Notable Client Achievements

  • Coached, mentored, and trained the executive team of a family business, helping them grow by over 250% in three years - over 800% in 10 years.
  • Coached leadership and taught the Purpose & Principle Driven framework to reduce injuries in Ferrovial Services' Florida region by 80% in one year.
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Work History
Freedom Solar Power
Chief Safety & Training Officer
Ferrovial Services North America
Executive Vice President - Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality
Supreme Industries, Inc.
  • VP of HSE & Organizational Development
  • Director of HSE Compliance
  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Doctor of Philosophy ABD, Education Administration (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (CPC)
  • MIT Sloan School for Executive Education – Mastering Design Thinking
  • John Maxwell Team Certified Coach
  • International Standards Organization – ISO 9001 Lead Auditor Certification
  • DiSC Certificatied
Industry Specialties
Environmental Services, Construction, Government, Education and more
Functional Specialties
Management, Operations, Project Management, Business Analysis and more
New Grad, Early Career, Mid Career, New People Manager and more

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