Jeanie Wells

Jeanie Wells

Jeanie Wells

Organizational Development Consultant
Green Line Design, LLC

jeaniewells@columinate.coop
785-766-8454

Areas of Expertise:

  • Retail grocery training for GMs and department managers
  • Store Audits and improvement plans
  • One of the primary trainers in the GM Development Program
  • Founder and lead trainer of Mighty Community Markets
  • Internal capacity assessments & planning
  • Expansion support for leaders
  • Executive coaching and leadership development
  • Operational & store conditions’ assessments
  • Setting financial benchmarks & improvement plans
  • GM-Board relationship support

Experience:

  • 25+ years in retail operations & leadership development
  • Served as GM/CEO of fast growing retail grocery for more than 10 years
  • National leadership development and retail grocery consultant for the past 15 years
  • Help clients assess and develop their internal talent in order to meet the organization’s growth needs
  • Clarify roles and responsibilities to bring more focus and efficiency to organizations
  • Has led many multi-year training and development programs for all aspects of Retail Operations, Price Strategy Development, and Board-GM relationship workshops for cooperative grocery stores.
  • Leads a team of executive coaches to help mentor and develop our nation’s food cooperative leaders
  • Nationally recognized as a leader in support for small community markets and is now leading Mighty Community Markets: Real grocery training for small independent stores
  • Extensive experience with grocery stores of all sizes, from large multi-location organizations to small community markets servicing small and remote communities
  • Coordinates and is the primary instructor in the GM Development Program
     

Jeanie did an excellent job of assessing our current structure and then providing us with a road map to begin preparing for the operation of a much larger store. Her communication skills helped us navigate a particularly difficult situation. Any general manager would gain confidence by having Jeanie as their sounding board and advocate.

Matt Stanley, General Manager, Astoria Co-op Grocery, Astoria, Oregon

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