Dakota Kinney

Dakota Kinney provides project management support and content development for a number of large-scale projects for WLH Consulting, Inc. He often collaborates with WLH Learning Solutions to co-author tools on change management, competency model development, leadership development, and talent retention.

Areas of professional interest include:

  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Performance Management and Talent Retention
  • Engagement and Burnout 
  • Predictive Analytics and Data Analysis

Dakota brings over three years of experience working in higher education and a year of experience consulting with non-profit organizations on organizational effectiveness. 

Dakota recognizes the importance of continuous development and the need to share knowledge to help improve the human experience. This led him to obtain his Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Georgia and to write on topics such as resistance to change and after-action reviews. Dakota received his undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University.

Dakota spends his free time mentoring undergraduate psychology students from KSU interested in IO Psychology, consulting with non-profit organizations to assess and improve their volunteer programs, exploring ways to use data to tell better stories, and training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

Dakota currently works in the WLH Atlanta office as an Associate Consultant.