Day job/career: I started my career assisting individuals in their career transitions. I have spent the last 15 years in non-profit organizations in the area of Human Resources. My focus has been on leading, developing and building healthy caring cultures.
How did you become involved with OCL? I first heard Rhonda Spencer, Chief People Officer for Barry-Wehmiller (BW), speak at a Women’s Leadership Breakfast where I received Bob Chapman’s book "Everybody Matters" . Then I attended a workshop about culture led by BW staff and met Pam King, the St. Louis OCL Chapter Leader. I knew I needed this in my life so I took the CST class in January 2017. I have now come full circle as a Professor.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST? Most importantly I use my skills to improve my communication and relationships with my adult children. I actually spend more time listening. At the same time I am a better example for my colleagues in creating a more respectful and caring culture.
Three things that make you smile. Spending time with my children, granddaughter and friends; listening to music and dancing; curling up with a good book.