Dr. Jamyce Curtis Banks, Founder and CEO of Whatever It Takes Consulting, Inc. is an experienced organizational development consultant providing interactive learning and training for over 25 years, including 15 years of leadership experience. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in mathematics and science, a Master of Science in Secondary School Administration and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.
Dr. Banks has provided effective, customized professional development workshops, trainings and coaching that are highly engaging and has been a workshop presenter and keynote and motivational speaker at the local, state and national levels on topics related to organizational development including: diversity, inclusion, unconscious bias, equity, gender bias, leadership, team and board development, strategic planning, cultural intelligence (CQ), and culturally responsive practices (instruction, classroom management, behavior polices, etc.). She has also served as Adjunct Faculty in the School of Education at IUPUI. She is a featured author in the book “Affective Doman: Instruction, Impediments, and Implications for Assessment”. The focus of her chapter is the impact of culture on the development of affect and the application to teaching and learning.
Dr. Banks established Whatever It Takes, Inc., (WIT) a certified minority and women owned business enterprise, to provide customized learning support to organizations including board training, leadership coaching, collaborative team development, organizational performance evaluation and support for the development of culturally responsive individuals and work environments. She is qualified to provide support in the development of cultural responsiveness, in part, as a certified facilitator for Cultural Intelligence (CQ) through the Cultural Intelligence Center.
Dr. Banks serves, leads and has lead in a number of professional organizations including school coach for the Positive School Discipline Institute (PSDI), Board of Directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Indianapolis, 1st Vice President of the Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, and member of the 500 Circle of Pass The Torch For Women. She has also served as the Leader for the Girls Rite of Passage and church pantry at Little Bethel Baptist Church, Treasure for the Options Charter School Board and at the local, regional and national levels of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Banks has been recognized for leadership and accomplishments as the recipient of awards including: the Delta Kappa Gamma Greenleaf Scholarship, the Independent Colleges Realizing the Dream Award, the Indianapolis Education Association Human Rights Award for Outstanding Leadership, the Center for Leadership Development Distinguished Achievement Award in Education, recognition by the YWCA Salute to Women of Achievement, and the Pass The Torch For Women 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.