Employer Resource Network®

An Employer Resource Network® for Johnson County

Responding to community needs

The Johnson County Community Foundation (JCCF) is diligent about staying in touch with the communities we serve. We actively collaborate with other community organizations and local leaders to assess area needs and identify opportunities so we can respond responsibly. As a part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative, we identified that a workforce development initiative was needed to address long-term community development in Johnson County.

In 2021, with the grants received from GIFT VII, the community foundation launched an Employer Resource Network® (ERN®), a 15-year old, nationally tested program that places success coaches in the workplace of participating companies. Our Johnson County ERN® is also partially fund by First Financial Bank.

ERN Success Coach 

The success coach is a confidential resource that employees can access on a predictable, ongoing basis. Success coaches serve as a direct conduit to community resources that provide relief for many issues including reliable transportation, workplace conflict, childcare, housing challenges, family challenges, etc. These services are available to all who work for ERN® member companies.

Programs such as an ERN® will help Johnson County continue to thrive long into the future.

Now that the Johnson County Employer Resource Network® has been successfully launched, the program has been transferred to Aspire Johnson County for administration.

Learn more about the Johnson County Employer Resource Network® here.

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Nick serves as the Success Coach for the Johnson County Employer Resource Network®. As a Success Coach, Nick works with employees at local partner companies to address personal challenges through coaching and resource referral.

Since he started coaching, Nick has provided services to clients and their families at these member companies. Nick provides services related to mental health referrals, career counseling, housing and transportation assistance.

Nick’s work experiences include positions in community engagement, mental health counseling, volunteer management, and workforce development. He utilizes over 10 years of nonprofit leadership to ensure partner companies and their employees receive the support required to succeed.

Nick obtained his Executive Coach certification through Coach Training EDU. He earned his bachelor's degree in religious studies and sociology from Franklin College and master's degree in philanthropic studies from the IU School of Philanthropy. He resides in Franklin with his wife, Lindsay, and three sons, Grady, Griffin and Dawson.

Nick Burks
Nick Burks

ERN success coach

Member Companies

The following member companies have chosen to participate in the Johnson County ERN®.

Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation

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Endress+Hauser USA

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GMI Corp

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Interstate Warehousing

Interstate Warehousing

Johnson Memorial Health

Johnson Memorial Health

National Trade Supply

National Trade Supply

Ulta Beauty

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Indiana 811

Indiana 811 logo

A special thanks to our Platinum Community Partners!

Logo for BairdLogo for Cornett Roofing SystemsLogo for Compass Pointe CPAsLogo for AIM Media – Daily Journal SouthLogo for Endress+HauserLogo for Johnson County Farm BureauLogo for Raymond James