As the President and CEO of JP Enterprises, James has spearheaded the development of The DIBs Model ™, a critical component of the organization’s work and success. An outgrowth of research and grounded in theory, this model spawned the DIBs Assessment Profile ™ a tool used to measure where an organization, team or individual are on their diversity journey, thus providing the best opportunity for strategic recommendations and change.
Dr. Pogue is also the creator of The No Nonsense Experience™, a diversity discussion concept and series that leverages cohort learning and emergent best practices to keep participants ‘The RIGHT Kind of Uncomfortable’™. The No Nonsense Experience™ has been the tool used by thousands of professionals to build DEI comfort, confidence and the muscles necessary to use both as leaders and team members.
His expertise and experienced content delivery take the form of Keynotes and Toolkits, thought-provoking Workshops and Webinars, or Executive Coaching. Dr. Pogue supports leaders in making the decisions that attract, engage, and retain talent at all levels; and deepens the learning around Diversity, Inclusion, and Bias.
His military service, scope of research and work as a speaker and entrepreneur give him tangible examples of the critical balance between leaders and followers on teams. He provides leaders with professionally researched data, partnered with highly engaged training to improve their ability to influence organizational behavior and the bottom line.
In his leisure time, he occasionally competes as a martial artist where he has five national titles, in addition to Silver and Bronze medals at the World Championships. Dr. Pogue has two daughters and five granddaughters.