Building Employees

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Building Employees

Rainmakers is excited to offer a monthly roundtable for small business leaders to convene on workplace talent topics. It is more important than ever to be strategic in attracting, engaging and developing employees in order to build a healthy company.

Ideal attendees for this session are small business owners or human resource managers.

Sessions are 90 minutes and include introductions and networking along with a workplace talent learning topic and interactive roundtable discussion. All participants share their key takeaways in action steps prior to the conclusion of the session.

March Topic: How to create and sustain a culture of growth inside your organization

The truth is your people are made for more. Their appetite for growth and development extends well beyond the rote skills of their job – it’s in their DNA. They’re looking for organizations that know how to create and sustain cultures of holistic growth within their people.

Yet most organizations worldwide still aren’t developing their employees effectively. More than 77 billion spent on training in 2018 was ineffective, and it’s costing businesses even more than the lost ROI on the basic training programs. It also comes with a cost each year to businesses of 355 billion in lost productivity due to disengagement (people leaving mentally and emotionally), 1 trillion each year from unwanted turnover (people leaving physically), and 24% lower profit margins. These impacts are crippling organizations worldwide from fulfilling their missions.

We’ll explore the underlying drivers creating this issue in human development and then discuss  3 steps for creating and sustaining a culture of growth inside your organization.

Participants will establish the Core Identity (Why, How, What) for their organization, select their most important values and traits from the iAspire culture DNA framework, and organize them into a culture calendar to establish the focus and rhythms for the quarter/year. We’ll then answer that nagging question of “What do I do next?”.


Our Speaker: Jason Cochran

I started my career as an educational psychologist in 2005 and devoted 12 years to helping teachers, educational leaders, parents and students in Indiana better understand the psychology of learning and development. This included designing and implementing systems of support for all learners, as well as group and individual interventions. By working in this field, I developed an expertise in understanding the requisite cognitive skills for specific task demands, allowing for rapid identification and delivery of appropriate learning and behavioral strategies.

While I absolutely loved what I was doing, I also had an innate feeling that there was more out there for me. This is what led me to find my calling for equipping organizations outside the world of education in also understanding and applying these principles for growth and development.

This all culminated into becoming a Co-Founder of iAspire, a company forged in the belief that people are made for more.  Everyone has a calling and a desire to fulfill their mission in the world, and much of that is shaped by the work they do in their organizations. My mission at iAspire is to help organizations build the culture of growth they’ve always wanted!

On a personal level, my wife, Rachel, and I live in Noblesville with our two young sons who are lively, energetic, and lots of fun! We’re also expecting twin boys in May, so our world is about to get pretty wild! To help us keep up with our boys, Rachel and I each teach BodyPump classes at the Fishers and Jordan Y every week.


Sessions will be facilitated by Rainmakers CEO and employee engagement expert, Nikki Lewallen.

As reflected in her leadership style, Nikki is an avid proponent of robust company culture. She believes that for people to succeed in business and life, it is necessary for them to find meaning in their work. Today, Nikki works nationally alongside CEOs, Presidents and key executives to build highly engaged employers. She has built a national network of the best HR and talent solutions to tie her gift of connecting to the resources leaders need to move the needle on employee engagement, ultimately helping more people “Love Mondays.”



Since 1986, Insperity has been showing companies how to harness the power of HR to improve business success. We’ve grown from two people sharing a one-room office to a $3.3 billion company with more than 70 offices across the U.S

We love helping clients strengthen and streamline their businesses. Our proven approach helps you better manage costs and minimize risk. You’ll get the ready-to-use HR infrastructure that your business needs to be more efficient and profitable.

To bring out the best in your people, we’ll show you how to maximize their performance and productivity. That’s our inspiration and purpose.

March 12 2020


Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
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