John is someone who makes everyone feel comfortable and creates a safe environment in which staff can speak openly and freely without being judged. He is extremely skilled at summarizing people’s thoughts and suggestions in a way everyone can comprehend. He is gentle in his approach and in communicating his expectations; however in return he expects nothing less than 100% effort and participation. John seeks to bring out the best in everyone and has the experience and talent to do so. It was an absolute joy and delight to work with John. Project WISE has certainly benefited from John Watkins and would highly recommend him.