November 10, 2021 Celebrating DB Latimore’s 10th Anniversary: “Humming” Along & Going Strong
DB Latimore Professional Services Group—a boutique talent management consulting firm specializing in maximizing workforce productivity in both organizations and individuals—is celebrating 10 years of business, and we couldn’t be more excited!
“Ten years in business means quite a bit to me as a major accomplishment—not so much in the sense that we did it, as there was no doubt in my mind that we would,” Daphne says. “But it really is an accomplishment of taking a vision, stepping into that vision, creating a concept, and then being able to lift people up in their professional journey and develop them into leaders by turning skills into competencies.”
Building the Foundation
Daphne B. Latimore, Founder and Managing Partner, started the firm by addressing two underlying principles that impact workforce productivity. First, people leave managers—not organizations. This concept then posed the question: Are there bad managers, or just underdeveloped leaders? Second, people are an organization’s greatest asset. If that is the case, is the organization’s talent management framework designed to recruit, develop, retain, and empower a positive work experience for people to thrive?
“As a business owner, I’ve had to apply the same skills and competencies that we teach our clients,” Daphne says. “I’ve had to learn to be agile and transformative. I’ve had to learn to take the time and develop the strategy and then implement that strategy.”
Over the past 10 years, through a humanistic and systemic approach to talent management, Daphne and her team have worked to develop the competencies of leaders and team members at all levels—turning stagnant operations into agile organizations that empower and educate their talent in living a purposeful life.
Productivity Powered by P.E.O.P.L.E.®
DB Latimore Professional Services Group operates from the belief that when policies, procedures, and programs (P) are aligned with the efficiencies (E) of tools and systems, we optimize (O) our resources through the product (P) affinity and collaborative leadership (L) to enable an engaged (E) workforce.
“In today’s world, the workforce continues to evolve. It is a business’s imperative to develop its P.E.O.P.L.E. by ensuring a culture that is committed to aligning the strategic vision with the total well-being of its people,” Daphne says. “The benefit is not in the improvement of workforce engagement, employee retention for cost savings, or increasing productivity. The benefit is in recognizing the value that individuals bring to the organization and knowing that your organization is ‘human’ first.”
Aligning People with Purpose
DB Latimore Professional Services Group offers three distinct services designed to enhance workforce productivity and maximize operational effectiveness:
— Professional Coaching Services are offered in a variety of packages and intervals to enhance productivity and address specific areas of personal and professional development in employees at all levels in their careers.
— Strategic Facilitation aids in transitioning managers towards highly effective leadership through leadership development labs, speaking engagements, and signature retreats, as well as an exclusive invite to our annual Authenticity and Veracity retreats.
— Operational Effectiveness is determined by orchestrating strategic organizational and leadership assessments for your company—including the MBTI®, Firo-B®, and Tilt 365—that review your business governance, business operations and systems, and organizational dependencies and branding.
Our bespoke programs are customized based on our clients’ needs utilizing our exclusive Productivity Powered by P.E.O.P.L.E.® framework.
“Humming” Along & Going Strong
At DB Latimore, 10 years of service is our biggest milestone yet! We look forward to another amazing decade of aligning people with purpose. If you’d like to help us celebrate, we hope you consider sharing this post with your professional networks so we can continue to spread the word and educate and empower organizations to put P.E.O.P.L.E. first.
Interested to learn more about how DB Latimore Professional Services can help your organization? Visit our website to request a consult and design your custom package today!
About Our Founder & Managing Partner
Daphne B. Latimore is a solutions-focused entrepreneur, executive coach, advisor, and board member with over 30 years of strategic and operational human resources and talent management expertise in both the private and public sectors. Her business acumen has been credited for successfully transforming and aligning workforce productivity with corporate business imperatives, and her passion lies in advancing talent management while ensuring that the P.E.O.P.L.E. are an organization’s greatest resource.