Ike Reighard is a man who has devoted his life to helping others transform ordinary living into an extraordinary life. Leaders from every field of endeavor have sought his counsel and wisdom. He is experienced in leading organizations through transitions and tough economic times in the private and corporate arenas.
Ike’s mission statement reflects his life’s work: Helping Others Exchange Ordinary Living for An Extraordinary Life. Ike loves to inspire and to help breathe life into others’ dreams.
Ike is the former Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer and originator of The Office of People and Culture for a financial service provider who achieved the distinction of becoming an employer of choice for four consecutive years. The company was selected and benchmarked by being included in FORTUNE Magazine’s list of the “100 Best Places to Work in America” by the Great Places to Work Institute of San Francisco, California. Over the four year span the company ranked as high as number fourteen on this most impressive list of America’s greatest workplaces. The enterprise was also selected as number one, or number two, for four straight years in the medium and large size categories as “The A+ Employers of Atlanta” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Under Ike’s leadership, this company was nominated and won the 2006 Turknett Leadership award for Leadership Character.
Ike has appeared in articles and news stories in The Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal, The Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Magazine, Continental Inflight Magazine, HR Innovator, HR Executive, SHRM Magazine, Mortgage Banking Magazine, Workforce Management, National Public Radio, CNN, BBC, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News and others.
Among Ike’s numerous speaking engagements, he has had the privilege of speaking before the Georgia General Assembly and the United States Congress.
Ike is the author of Treasures From The Dark, Discovering Your North Star and Discovering Your North Star Journal. Contributing Author to Human Capital Management Strategies (part of Aspatore’s Inside the Mind Series. Ike has co-authored a daily inspirational book, Success Insights, with Zig Ziglar for Tyndale House Publishing. Release Date: September 2009.