Mildred Black Hooks is the Founder and Principal of People Optimum Consulting, LLC. Mildred thrives at the intersection of strategy, transformation, people and communication. She specializes in transforming people, systems and structures to realize exceptional results.
Mildred’s qualifications include Strategy Studies from Harvard Extension School, Executive MBA from Georgia State University, a business degree from The University of Alabama, senior professional HR certifications in SHRM-SCP and SPHR and leadership on various Boards of Directors.
She has helped thousands of leaders with strategic planning, labor law compliance, diversity and inclusion, leadership and navigation of workplace nuances. She has held leadership roles in international, national and regional organizations in the public and private sectors. She has delivered effective management consulting solutions in government, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, professional services and technology industries.
Clients agree that they love how Mildred collaborates closely before, during and after the engagement.
A professional keynote speaker, author and media contributor, Mildred was featured on ABC, Fox, WVUA, Tuscaloosa News, CEO Blog Nation, The Chamber and more. She is an Amazon #1 Best Seller, member of The John Maxwell Team and a SHRM Recertification Provider.