I believe we are all blessed by our creator with unique skills and abilities. When we step into roles that match those areas, we begin to “feel” a certain energy and enthusiasm for our work. Some of my unique skills are the ability to lead teams, create effective strategies and to teach. It just so happens that running a business or teaching in a classroom require all three of these. What I enjoy more than anything else is to help other people, whether they are business leaders or students, identify and develop their own set of skills and abilities.
My journey began shortly after I received my MBA from The University of Rhode Island. I had the incredible opportunity at a young age to step into an executive role at one of the more prominent health care organizations in our state. During my 20 plus year tenure as an executive, I learned a tremendous amount about how to hire and lead staff at all levels. What I discovered is that a high degree of emotional intelligence is what separates the great leaders from the good ones. In addition, working collaboratively with your leadership team in the development of strategy and priorities is half the battle when it comes to creating an effective operating plan.