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Dr. Les Wright


Role and Company

Human Resources SME and Learning Consultant/Program Manager, NASA


6 years experience in human resources


West Bend, WI

About Dr. Les

Prior to retiring in January 2020 from a career in the federal government, I served as a Subject Matter Expert/Human Resources Advisor and Program Manager at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Human Resources Office at Goddard Flight and Space Center where I was responsible for designing, developing, implementing, managing, and evaluating a wide range of Human Capital programs including the Center’s Mentoring Program, New Employee Orientation, and Leave, Telework, and Exigency Policies. In addition, I have extensive knowledge of program assessments and evaluations, research methodologies, instructional technology, and online learning. My certifications include Instructional Technology, Consulting Skills, Contracting Representative Officer (COR), Facilitation, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, The Speed of Trust, and DISC. Prior to working at NASA, I have accumulated over 20 years of experience in training, program management, addressing retention and social promotion in higher education among the minority student population, and encouraging continuous growth and development within the adult student population at universities and colleges such as Northern Virginia Community College, Troy University, University of Maryland University College, Park University, and Louisiana Tech University.

I served four years in the United States Army being stationed at Fort Riley, KS; Kitzigen, GE; and Washington, DC. I am a disabled veteran. I hold a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech University, master’s degrees from Louisiana Tech University and Troy University, doctorate degree from Walden University, and a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching.

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5 months ago

Looking to network with leadership coaches

Eric Feel free to message me if you would like to connect and discuss this. I'm a certified executive leadership...

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2 years ago

how long should I expect to wait to get a response from a mentor I'm considering?

Hi David, Having multiple mentors is not unusual. if you are seeking a mentor for different areas, i would recommend...

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2 years ago

How do you connect with and network into companies when their recruiters are nonresponsive?

I would suggest first seeking a mentor. One whom went from military to private/federal gov sector. Next you would...

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