Everybody Matters Podcast: Jerry Zandstra of Inno-Versity

We learn as a reflection of who we are and who we seek to become. We do not learn merely to gain skills, knowledge or even wisdom. We do not learn simply to do or earn. We learn because we are wired to learn.

This quote is from the website of Inno-Versity, a learning company based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan that creates and provides training to companies worldwide. Inno-Versity, like Barry-Wehmiller, believes that learning in the workplace shouldn’t just be instructional, but should also facilitate greater fulfillment in the lives as a whole of those being trained.

I was introduced to Inno-Versity’s co-founder, Dr. Jerry Zandstra, a number of years ago. We very quickly knew we were kindred spirits and he has become a trusted friend. Inno-Versity produced a very special “Larketing” piece, animating my TEDx talk and I was honored to be the first guest on their Great Minds podcast.

On this episode of the Everybody Matters podcast, Jerry talks about the importance of continuous learning in the workplace and how that can contribute to building an organization where everybody matters.


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Truly Human Leadership is found throughout Barry-Wehmiller Companies, where Bob Chapman is Chairman and CEO. A $3+ billion global capital equipment and engineering consulting firm, Barry-Wehmiller’s 12,000 team members are united around a common belief: we can use the power of business to build a better world. Chapman explores that idea in his Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring For Your People Like Family, available from Penguin Random House.

1 Comment

  • Shannon says:

    I continue to nod my head yes. I agree wholeheartedly that Millennials will pursue careers that satisfy adding value to their personal lives. Corporate training, indeed, starts with leadership. This is such a great listen for anyone in the training world!!! Thank you!

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