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Versatile, innovative Manager with particular strengths in training, staffing, coaching, and career development. An award-winning public speaker recognized for presenting complex topics with clarity, creativity, and enthusiasm. Degrees in Human Services and Computer Science demonstrate both interpersonal and analytical capabilities. Extensive track record motivating diverse teams and building successful client relationships. Proven abilities in: * Training & Development * Coaching & Consulting * Simulation & Game Design * Sales & Marketing * Career Development * Human Resources & Staffing * Team Leadership * Relationship Building * Assessments (MBTI, Strong)

Organizational Development Specialist

Austin, TX

About Me

Industry:

Human Resources

Occupation:

Organizational Development Specialist

Highlights:

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL - Arthur Storer Club, Pflugerville, Texas Won over 20 awards including the 2004 "Best Humorous Speech" contest for the South Texas District.

Ideal Companies:

Freescale, National Instruments, Whole Foods, Convio, Right Management, Lee Hecht Harrison, University of Texas, Bazaarvoice
 

Education level:

Master

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Austin, TX

Major Responsibilities

* Managed multiple teams of project managers, instructional designers, visual designers, course developers, and engineers, to create over 50 e-learning courses for a variety of corporate clients. * Doubled corporate practice revenue in first year by growing relationship with Dell, and establishing new relationships with Motion Computing, Centex Homes, Whole Foods, Hilton, and Texas Instruments.

Work Experiences

5/2005 - 11/2006

Fusion Learning Systems

Director / VP

  • * Managed multiple teams of project managers, instructional designers, visual designers, course developers, and engineers, to create over 50 e-learning courses for a variety of corporate clients. * Doubled corporate practice revenue in first year by growing relationship with Dell, and establishing new relationships with Motion Computing, Centex Homes, Whole Foods, Hilton, and Texas Instruments. * Led the development of Fusion�s proprietary GECCO course engine, which uses a template-based approach to separate content from technology, enabling more rapid and economical course development.

9/2001 - Present

(private)

Self-Employed

  • Owner / Trainer / Consultant (part-time when concurrent with other positions) * Train and facilitate a wide variety of workshops including: - MBTI personality type workshops for KPMG, ACC, RE/MAX, Vignette, and St. Edward�s University. - Technical product sales training for Cingular / AT&T. - Team building through experiential activities for Dell, Texas Instruments, and Applied Materials. - Creative problem-solving and test-taking skills for SureScore and Kaplan Test Prep. * Coach individual clients through career transitions, using personality assessments and creative exercises. * Teach "Changing Directions: 10 Steps to Your Dream Job" through UT�s Informal Classes program. * Developed an e-learning development strategic plan for Tokyo Electron. * Co-authored a study on �Immersive Learning Simulations� published by The eLearning Guild.

7/2001 - 1/2004

DBM

Individual Contributor

  • Career Consultant * Delivered 8-10 different workshops per month in various aspects of career development, including technical training in proprietary internet-based search tools. Developed five new workshops. * Personally coached hundreds of clients outplaced from such companies as IBM, Dell, Apple, Motorola, Broadwing, and Applied Materials, reducing their job search time and increasing their career satisfaction. * Supported over 50 remote clients, using internet-based facilitation tools and telephone coaching.

3/1999 - 7/2001

IBM / Tivoli Systems

Manager

  • MANAGER OF WORLDWIDE STAFFING AND HUMAN RESOURCE OPERATIONS, 2000 - 2001 MANAGER OF UNIVERSITY RELATIONS, 1999 - 2000 * Established Tivoli’s college recruiting program, leveraging IBM’s resources while maintaining an independent Tivoli identity. Managed hiring of 152 graduates from over 20 universities in first year. * Led a team of 10 recruiters and HR professionals. Integrated Tivoli's HR Operations with IBM’s. Coordinated redeployment and outplacement for over 250 downsized employees. * Directed the "Tivoli Center of Excellence in Systems Management", a $6.5M relationship with The University of Texas, including research funding, scholarships, internships, teaching grants, software donations, and student organization sponsorships. * Supported development of the "Tivoli Boot Camp", a rotational program to identify, recruit, train, and mentor over 50 of the most talented, high-potential college interns and graduates. * Negotiated to make Tivoli the Official Software Sponsor of UT Athletics, dramatically increasing Tivoli’s visibility on campus and throughout the entire Austin community.

9/1996 - 3/1999

The University of Texas Ex-Students Association

Manager

  • DIRECTOR OF CAREER SERVICES * Founded one of the country’s first alumni career services, providing over 67,000 members with: - Personality and interest assessments (MBTI, Strong), and individual career consulting. - Monthly career workshops in Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio. - A resource library, resume database service, and job listings web site. - The Longhorn Links Career Network of over 500 worldwide alumni advisors. * Established the Texas Campus Career Council, increasing communication and collaboration among over a dozen different UT career service offices. Organized UT’s first Real World 101 conference.

Education

1996

Master Degree

St. Edward's University

  • Human Services

1983

Bachelor Degree

Cornell University

  • Computer Science

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