Where it all began…

The seeds of Humanergy’s beginnings were planted in 1987 and 1989, on two separate continents, as the organization’s founders began their respective careers.

In 1987, John Barrett was leading management teams through the Australian outback as part of Outward Bound. In 1989, David Wheatley was facilitating experiential teambuilding at Wray Castle, England. Each one with a passion for working with people and helping them personally develop.

Fast-forward to early 2000. John and David, who had worked together previously at Starr Commonwealth, decided to launch a new organization. With the support of the Battle Creek Chamber’s “incubator” program, just four days later, David and John moved into their first office in the Chamber’s basement. Humanergy, Inc. was born on March 1, 2000.

Some have asked, “Did you ever imagine that Humanergy would 1. Still be around; 2. Be the burgeoning organization it is today, with 10 staff members and leadership development partnerships with companies all over the world?

Yes and no. Humanergy was built to last, and we strive (imperfectly) to “walk the walk,” not just “talk the talk.” We are so thrilled to make our corner of the world a better place, through touching people’s work (and often home) lives in positive ways. We don’t take it all for granted. We want to stay nimble and evolving, so we’ll take our “adult” status with a grain of salt. Humanergy intends to remain vibrant and grow so that we can continue making a difference.

Thank you to all of our friends and associates who’ve walked with us on this journey. Won’t it be fun to see what comes next?

Karen, David, Pat, Michelle, Lance, Tiffany, Corey, Udhav, John and Christi