Tony Mendiola is a leadership expert with over 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Organizational Development. Like many great organizations, his company, Human Citizen® was born out of a simple observation. That every personal, professional and community success begins with a leader.
Growing up on the south side of Chicago, Tony helped his parents fight for social and economic change; marching, organizing and ultimately winning representation for their community and peers within the public eye. Seeing the impact of their work made a lasting impression and served as the tenet he chose to carry into his professional career. Receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in Organization Development at Loyola University; Tony went on to hold the title of Director and Vice President in Leadership Development, Talent Management, Performance, Organizational Effectiveness and Training at organizations such as AT&T, Tupperware Brands and Wrigley - developing and refining what he would later call the “Leader-First” approach.
With years of experience witnessing what leadership could bring to an organization’s bottom line, workforce’s output and the changes an individual could make in their personal and professional lives, it became clear that the approach to any complex challenge had to start with an investment and dedication to leadership. But because this doesn’t come easily, Tony knew that individuals and organizations would need tools, backed by research and results to unleash these skills.
At Human Citizen®, we unleash the potential in every individual - because we know that every personal, professional and community success begins with a leader.
If you are interested in seeing what your life could look like as your better or best self, contact Tony