Jourdan Despot

Consultant - Southern US

The Cajun Adventurer

Passionate about motivating people to find their purpose on this adventure we call life.

What My Colleagues Say About Me...

  • Shares vision and motivates
  • Great team player
  • Committed to his faith
  • Continually seeks to learn more
  • High energy and positive attitude


I currently live and work in Southern Louisiana and am blessed to have an amazing wife and three incredible kids. I have an engineering background and spent the first part of my career traveling the world in many different roles and business units for a major Oil & Gas Company.  My focuses were facilities engineering, project management, and construction management.


I am energized by people and love working with a team to accomplish a shared vision. I am a builder and a problem solver. I look for the positive side of things and never think there is a challenge too big to accomplish.

I am passionate about making a positive and lasting impact on the people and the community in which I live and work. I believe in treating others well and loving what we do. My goal in life is to first nurture my family and then to empower others to find their purpose and passion in life. When we align with our purpose and work together, the potential is extraordinary!

What I’m really good at:

  • Team Building
  • Public Speaking
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving
Hobbies and interests...


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Responding to COVID-19

We’re continuing to support all our clients during these uncertain times, as they navigate through the various challenges facing their organisations. Generally our work is about supporting people to take on new challenges and building the capability to lead when you don’t know the answer - and through this crisis we’re enabling our clients to do this from a place of care. Something is happening during these times that resonates with us on a deeply human level. It has made us realise how closely we are all connected and how new levels of trust, empathy and caring for one another must be part of how we organise ourselves moving forwards.

We’ve been gathering learnings, building on our experience and we’d be happy to share these with you. We are supporting many other leaders as they think through how to ‘re-generate’ their businesses and create the next version of themselves based on what matters most.               

Over the next few weeks you will see our COVID-19 Resource Centre on Our Insights page offering our latest learnings and thinking. If you’d like to explore our approach further, we’d be happy to have an informal chat.

Stay safe, The WhyNot Team