Godinez is a founding Principal in WorkPlace Cornerstone
Group, a consulting practice that focuses on organizational
change and transition, team building dynamics, and
individual, group and organizational interventions.
He is a human resources professional with more than
25 years experience in the nuclear power industry
in disciplines that have entailed organizational
effectiveness, coaching, professional development,
industrial safety, plant maintenance, and performance
management and development.
He has comprehensive experience in the mechanical
maintenance discipline, which includes training,
planning and performance for maintaining system
components for primary, secondary and backup systems
used for power generation. Responsibilities included
the supervision and safety of plant and contracted
personnel, as well as project management.
Certified as an instructor, trainer and facilitator
in the professional development arena, John has
engaged his skills with all levels of an organization
ranging from the non-exempt ranks to first line
supervisor, middle management to executive management
John's organizational consulting experience
has focused on the development of workplace environments
and programs, specifically in areas of Safety Conscious
Work Environment (SCWE), Employee Concerns Resolution,
and Industrial Safety. While on assignments to evaluate
and provide oversight, John has conducted Root Cause
Assessments, Investigations and extensive interviews
with all levels of the organization. During the
course of these assignments he has developed action
plans to address identified "opportunities
for improvement" along with facilitation
to provide understanding and change.
In the classroom, Mr. Godinez has introduced and
facilitated training programs designed to focus
the human aspect (employee, spouse, and children)
in managing change and transition, coping with stress,
and developing personal resilience for identifying
and achieving personal life and work goals.
Prior to his career in the utility industry, Mr.
Godinez was in the United States Navy. While stationed
on board several nuclear submarines, he worked in
the communications field, where his responsibilities
required a High Level Security Clearance for working
with sensitive classified data and equipment. Other
duties required that he meet the nuclear weapons
safeguards criteria of the Personnel Reliability
Program (PRP), and he participated in the Human
Relations Council, an initiative to promote diversity
in the military.
John has worked with all levels of organizations,
and has been very successful in forming collaborative
partnerships which has resulted in advancing individual
performance and improving organizational effectiveness.
In addition to his occupational training and certifications,
Mr. Godinez is pursuing an advanced degree in Business
FPI/ PII- Prevention and Reduction of Organizational
and Programmatic Failures ® Root Cause Certification
Development Dimensions International DDI®- Certified
Facilitator in Learning
Systems, (Create a high-performance environment,
Increasing performance in
work groups and teams, Manage people's ongoing performance
by aligning their
performance plan with organizational goals)
Pacific Institute- "IMAGINE 21- Fast Track
to Change" ® Certified Facilitator
PEER REVIEW INC.- Peer Review Panelist
National Inspection Corp NIC - Employee Concerns
Millstone Nuclear Training Facility - Instructor/Trainer
Nilsson Associates-"Setting the Winning Standard"
OSHA- Safety Associate Certification