Posts Tagged ‘consultant’

AvoLead Team Grows Again

As AvoLead LLC continues to grow, we are pleased to announce three new members of our senior consulting team. Each brings her own stellar combination of outstanding credentials and real-world experience to AvoLead and our clients.

Maggie W. Dunn serves AvoLead clients as an executive coach and team facilitator. Her areas of expertise include executive leader assessment and coaching, change leadership and building leadership teams. Read more about Maggie here.

Susan Hodgkinson is Principal of The Personal Brand Company® which she founded in 1994. She serves AvoLead clients as leadership development expert, award-winning executive coach and professional speaker. Learn more about Susan here.

Julianne C. Wright serves clients as an organizational and leadership development consultant. Her areas of expertise include leadership training, facilitation, executive coaching and assessment. Meet Julianne here.

AvoLead is proud to welcome Maggie, Susan and Julianne. Their talents and those of the entire AvoLead team are instrumental in our mission of building hall of fame leadership.

 

AvoLead Team Continues to Expand

We are thrilled to share news of three key members of the AvoLead LLC team. After the addition of five new members in February, AvoLead continues to attract top talent to its Board of Managers and consultant rosters.

Joanne McCree has joined the Board of Managers. In more than 20 years with IBM, she led in a corporation undergoing transformational change — cultural, strategic, product and business model. After creating her own executive coaching business in 2004, she joined AvoLead as a Senior Consultant last year. Learn more about Joanne here.

Chris Musselwhite also has joined the AvoLead Board of Managers. Involved in organizational and leadership development since 1972, Chris shares his wealth of experience in program development and delivery, in the creation of numerous learning simulations and assessment tools and as founder, president and CEO of Discovery Learning. Read more on Chris here.

Timothy Stephens has joined AvoLead as a Senior Consultant. Committed to developing high performance teams in the public health, science innovation and other arenas, Tim coaches leaders and teams to better understand their roles and shared goals. As part of the AvoLead LHCS Program, Tim works with first responders and other key medical and governmental personnel on leading in high consequence situations. Meet Tim here.

We proudly welcome these distinguished professionals. Their leadership talents and skills will be called upon regularly as AvoLead continues to help leaders and their organizations navigate the waters of transition and change.

AvoLead Team Grows in 2012

We are pleased to introduce five new members of the AvoLead LLC team. Each brings deep experience, incomparable credentials and a highly sought-after skill set to the growing AvoLead consultant roster.

Joseph D. Carella is a senior consultant with AvoLead. His focus is to improve the performance of organizations, teams and individual leaders. Meet Joe here.

Senior consultant, Anne E. Doster serves AvoLead clients as an organizational effectiveness consultant, facilitator and executive coach. Learn more about Anne here.

A senior consultant with AvoLead, Anna Pool shares her passion for individual and organizational effectiveness through a powerful range of coaching skills and expertise. Read more about Anna here.

Experienced in working with leaders of all levels, Frank H. (Josh) Stroup serves AvoLead clients as a consultant and leadership coach. Learn more about Josh here.

Suzanne Tofalo serves AvoLead clients as an instructional designer and consultant. She has spent more than 20 years in the design, development and delivery of leadership training and development courses in a wide variety of curricula. Meet Suzanne here.

AvoLead is proud to welcome each of these outstanding professionals. We look forward to utilizing their talents to the fullest as AvoLead continues to help leaders and their organizations navigate the waters of transition and change.

Professional Networking: LinkedIn Groups

One of the potentially powerful features of LinkedIn is the option for you, as a professional and a leader, to join Industry or Shared-Interest Groups so you can read or participate in the discussions taking place in your field and see who’s doing the talking! I’ve embedded LinkedIn’s clear and helpful tutorial below on how and why you might wish to use LinkedIn Groups.

Don’t dismiss this without watching this video, and don’t equate LinkedIn Groups with the Group function in Facebook. It’s an entirely different and more professional interaction and can involve as little or as much time as you wish.

Depending on the purpose of  the Group (which should be declared when you go to its page), LinkedIn Groups can offer you:

  1. Visibility and the building of your reputation as an Expert
  2. A place to find — or share — tips, techniques, and best practices
  3. A place to seek a job or post job openings (though not all groups have a JOBS tab)
  4. Quickly discover the most popular discussions in your professional groups
  5. Have an active part in determining the top discussions by liking and commenting
  6. Follow the most influential people in your groups by checking the Top Influencers board or clicking their profile image to see all their group activity
  7. See both member-generated discussions and news in one setting
  8. Easily browse previews of the last three comments in a discussion
  9. Find interesting discussions by seeing who liked a discussion and how many people commented

When I’m looking for Groups I might wish to join, I consider the description provided by the Group manager, look at the length of time it’s been active, and look at the number of members. If it’s an open group, I look at the activity to see if discussions are interesting and informative. It’s easy to leave a group you have joined if you decide it doesn’t fit with your interests or priorities. Most groups require you to express an interest and be approved by the group’s manager.

For example, one newly formed group I have joined recently called Coaches and Consultants for New Horizons has been helpful because group members are generously sharing their experience with various webinar sites, marketing tools, and other programs. Sometimes people abuse a group by blatantly marketing themselves instead of joining in a legitimate discussion. If that happens too much, it’s time to think about leaving that group and joining another one.

Of course, you can start your own group too, but you should participate in one or more groups a bit to get the hang of it first.

Friends of AvoLead is a LinkedIn group established for connecting like minded individuals who share AvoLead’s values of Abundance, Evolution and Leadership. It is for sharing and networking by individuals who want to advance partnerships and authentic leadership. If you fit that description, we welcome you!