I am completing an M.S. at Northwestern University in Learning and Organizational Change to transition careers and leverage 15 years of experience as a project manager and marketing professional toward the learning and development profession.
I am a team player with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude. I am at my best when working collaboratively to find creative solutions to challenging problems with a dynamic team. I have learned that it is essential to balance the urgency of fast-paced forward movement and action with the importance of slowing down to create moments for reflection, collaboration and an exchange of ideas. My strengths are in fostering safe and creative environments by emanating warmth, professionalism and fun while supporting a group to exchange ideas, integrate diverse perspectives, create solutions, and move toward action. Others reflect that I radiate a positive, generous and infectious energy and have a unique talent for influencing others and making people feel at ease.
Throughout my career, I have successfully identified organizational issues, developed solutions, and implemented transformative changes by engaging teams and leaders to build consensus and achieve goals. I’ve worked to support and connect social entrepreneurs in the U.S., Russia, and Canada. My career began with engaging Russian entrepreneurs in diverse sectors to team together to explore solutions to grow their businesses and reduce corruption. I have a long history of orchestrating and facilitating conferences intentionally designed to instill a culture of trust, foster leadership development, cultivate networks and leverage a unique learning format for innovative results.
A few of my career highlights include producing nearly 20 sustainable business conferences and marching into the Kremlin with 100 Russian entrepreneurs to share ideas on corruption reduction.
I am interested in leveraging learning solutions to drive business growth balanced with social impact through sustainable behaviour change. Some of the roles I am seeking are:
- Manager, Talent or Learning & Development
- Program Manager, Leadership Development
- Internal Consultant, Learning & Change
- Customer Success, Technology
Over the years, I have gained and honed my skills in the following areas that I am eager to apply to my new role:
- Project Management
- Coaching & Facilitation
- Training & Development
- Change Management
- Event Production
- Virtual Team Management
- Social Media Marketing
- Systems & Design Thinking
- Strategic Communications
- Research & Analysis