About HPO

What Role Does a Human Performance Outfitter Play?

When you choose to climb a mountain you go to an outfitter before the ascent begins to prepare properly. The outfitter guides choosing the right gear, acquiring the right climbing skills, techniques, tips, coaching, advice, and a map to the summit.  Choosing an outfitter who is an accomplished climber and experienced guide makes for good practice…even before establishing a base camp on the mountain of your choice.

Integrating DRIVER, an evolved Learning Performance Solution Discipline, to the point of full adoption represents a Change journey not unlike that of scaling a mountain to reach the summit. Engaging an outfitter before attempting the climb is a routine part of thorough preparation.

HPO has successfully reached this lofty new summit multiple times over the last 12 years. Each ascent was different. In fact, HPO developed DRIVER for that very reason. An agile, repeatable approach had to be scalable enough to serve scenarios where the climb represented anything from an enterprise-wide initiative…to a simple training project request…to introduction of new enterprise-wide learning technology.

  • Human Performance Outfitters is a Learning Performance Consultancy born out of corporate Learning & Development experiences spanning over thirty years.
  • Gary Wise is the founder and principal Learning Performance Strategist, Coach & Speaker with an extensive background in the integration of learning performance strategy, performance consulting tactics and learning performance technology.
  • Mr. Wise advocated adoption of an evolving learning performance paradigm with technology into organizations that include Astra Zeneca, Roche Diagnostics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, National Heritage Foundation, Xerox Global Learning Services, HR-TBO, Finance & Payment Services, and Customer Care Capability [Call Center Operations].
  • Certified in Human Performance Improvement – HPI, Mr. Wise is also active as a speaker at many national training and talent conferences, and author of an informative blog, Living in Learning, focusing on the adoption of Learning Performance Paradigm that embraces Point-of-Work as ground zero.

Complete work profile and accomplishments reside on LinkedIn.