ABOUT Jessica Prater

Most businesses don’t have the time and expertise to develop their talent. We help businesses build fantastic teams because everyone deserves world-class resources to grow their people.

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Bringing a Fresh Perspective to Talent

Jessica Prater brings over 13 years of human resources and talent development. Her work is built on the concept that everyone brings their own talents and motivation to work. A business will succeed only if it builds the skill set of the individuals who carry out the goals of the organization daily.Her early career experience was spent at a large, multinational manufacturing organization, where she held roles such as a Human Resource Generalist, Training Specialist, and Manager of Technical Training/Performance. During her corporate career, she was heavily involved in building a Certified Trainer program and conducted internal audits at facilities in the US, Mexico and Canada.A fifth generation business owner, Jessica brings corporate experience with a passion for helping small and medium sized businesses succeed. She founded J. Prater Consulting in 2016 to bring world class talent development to teams of all sizes. In an increasingly competitive talent market, businesses of all sizes need the tools to attract and retain the best talent.

“With each project, I bring a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for learning. I hope to be of service for you and your team for all of your talent development needs.”

She holds a Master of Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is also a certified facilitator for Situational Leadership and a practitioner for the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory. Academic foundation is paired with a strong practical experience, which translates into a firm research base that is made applicable and understandable for a wide range of audiences.

Certifications

Professional in Human Resources, HRCI
Professional in Human Resources, HRCI
Certified Facilitator, Situational Leadership
Certified Facilitator, Situational Leadership
Certified Practitioner, Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory
Certified Practitioner, Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory
Graduate, Women's Unlimited TEAM Program
Graduate, Women's Unlimited TEAM Program

Qualifications

Over a decade of human resources and training experience
Over a decade of human resources and training experience
Master of Psychology, Emphasis in I/O Psychology
Master of Psychology, Emphasis in I/O Psychology
Bachelor of Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling
Bachelor of Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling

Our Team

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Andrea Brown,
Office Manager

With experience in the finance and public utilities industries, Andrea brings a wealth of experience in project management and administration. She’s the superpower that keeps our processes running. You may not see her, but trust us, without her we couldn’t keep things running. 

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Megan Ray Mannino, PHR
Associate

WIth 15 years of Human Resources and People Management experience, Megan has spent her career partnering with organizations and leadership of all sizes, across multiple industries. Megan loves processes and people, and leads her teams with a compassion management approach. When working with her business partners, she focuses on strategically building a strong foundation with compassion and the modern worker in mind followed by implementing strategic initiatives that will position those companies as the best place to work within a competitive market. She’s a student of the Human Resources field, loves trying to be creative, staying up to date on the latest employment trends, cultural initiatives, capitol hill changes and believes that ‘one size fits all’ does not exist in the HR world. While she has spent her career leading all aspects of the employee life cycle, her specialty areas are Employee Relations, Compliance, Compensation and Benefit Administration.

It Takes Time,
Effort & Knowledge

Uniquely enable accurate supply chains rather than frictionless technology. Globally network focused materials vis-a-vis cost effective manufactured products.

Attract Talent

Build Skills

Execute Vision