JONATHAN D. VILLAIRE

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Jonathan is a bridge-builder, truth-teller, and advocate for empathy. During his years in the corporate world, Jonathan witnessed countless examples of disengaging leadership. He has seen what is wrong with the modern workplace and is now on a mission to teach leaders how to foster more authentic, compassionate, and engaging relationships with their employees.

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“I passionately believe that employees do not engage themselves. Leaders engage employees. Employee engagement—true employee engagement—begins and ends with exceptional, empathetic leadership.”

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As the founder of Cognize Consulting, Jonathan aims to give leaders at all levels a new perspective on employee engagement: SEE employees as human beings, not as human capital. UNDERSTAND how to create an employee experience that increases retention and attracts top talent. ENGAGE employees with a leadership mindset of curiosity, humility, and empathy.

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