John Caspole founded Assessment Specialists in 1998 after 25 years of sales management experience in Liqui-Box (Div. of Dupont) and Creative Nail Design (Div. of Revlon – 10 years) with the goal of helping clients make more objective selection and promotion decisions to avoid costly hiring/ promotion decisions and retaining key employees.
Caspole’ s 15 years with Liqui-Box (1973-1988) took him from a management trainee to VP GM of Western US. During that time LB sales grew from $2million to $84million and was honored as one of Forbes Top 200 small companies five years in a row. In 1988 Caspole joined a new industry at Creative Nail Deign applying lessons learned to help this fledging start up grow to $35 million annual sales in ten years.
Partnering with Profiles International (1998) a world leader in employee assessments (PXT & 360 Feedback) and Wiley Learning System (Everything DiSC in 2015) as an Authorized Partner. In 2004 Caspole became a member of Profiles International’s Founder Club recognizing the performance of their top 5% of sales producers. That award continues to this day & is now the Diamond Award at Wiley Learning Systems.
John’s journey from apprentice, journeyman and master in his craft allows him to share with clients, friends and family insights that allow them to make better decisions and grow in the business and professions. Our 200+ clients are in a wide range of industries including Technology, Engineering, Healthcare, Non Profit, Manufacturing, Distribution, Government, Utilities and many more.
He graduated from Muskingum College in 1873 with a BA in Business Administration and minor in Mathematics. Since then he has attended Management Development programs at University of Chicago, Columbia University, Dale Carnegie and American Management Association.
John is a Past President of NCHR SD an association of 250 HR professionals in North County San Diego. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Carlsbad Girls Softball Association and enjoyed coaching there. John is a Eagle Scout and enjoys many lessons learned and still learning.
In January 2021 John semi retired but still is active in supporting the company by filling in where his expertise can bring benefit to clients. He works at the direction of COO Michelle Caspole and takes on special projects at her request.
In 2023 Emotional Intelligence will be a required skill for every job. Our team specializes in mindful leadership practices, hiring and developing leaders and individual contributors in areas such as Emotional Intelligence and more! With 15 years of experience in the Talent Management space Michelle Caspole brings fresh insight and perspective to our organization. Bridging the gap between multi-generational expectations and needs across many organizations. Her certificates include; GENOS EI Expert Practitioner, Change Management ATD Certification, Leading and Development ATD Certification, Everything DiSC and PXT Select Expert Facilitator Certification and Checkpoint 360 Degree Feedback certified coach.
Insuring Job fit and hiring mindful individuals with high EI cuts 50% of hiring and promoting mistakes! Our PXT Select assessment combined with our Emotional Intelligence Selection assessment helps you avoid costly hires so you can focus on your business.
Our Checkpoint 360 Leadership Development IDs strengths, developmental opportunities & blind spots – offering development suggestions, individual development plans and measure progress toward leadership excellence! Together they are an ideal management selection/development/succession planning system! We are also taking Everything DiSC online for a Virtual eLearning experience no called Everything DiSC on Catalyst! The combination is powerful and Michelle brings a level of compassion and understanding to all who participate in our programs.
Michelle’s moto is “Elevate the Work!” Now more than ever this is a necessary for every organization. Contact us today for an immediate needs analysis Click Here