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Leadership Development Executive

Energetic, independent, self-starter, educator committed to leadership growth and soft skills applications. Nearly 20 years of proven leadership development that has transformed organizational cultures, learning environments, needs assessment and intrapersonal skills into measurable outcomes. Innovative in presentation and instructional techniques to continuously develop personal skills into effective sales and management strategies. Strong history of developing individual and team achievement in leadership roles.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership Development

  • Consulting

  • High-Impact Presentations

  • Personal Growth

  • Brand Awareness and Consistency

  • Sales Implementation

  • Event Planning

  • Adult Education

  • Effective Marketing Campaigns

  • Strategic Partnerships

  • Strategic Planning

  • Project Management

  • Efficient Training

  • Critical Thinking

  • Team Building

  • Opportunity Identification

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Content Creation

  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership

  • Social Media

  • E-Learning

  • Business Development

Professional Experience

Dynata - Plano, TX

Business Development Consultant (2019 to Present) 

  • Understand and manage strategic clientele project goals and objectives to help them with first party research initiatives.

  • Manage and consult an existing portfolio of clients to maximize both revenue and profits.

  • Identify new opportunities and driving revenue through outbound sales to new prospects and lapsed clients.

  • Develop thorough knowledge of marketing research products and services and how to customize these products for different business segments through a deep understanding of client needs and requirements.

 

Nutrition Champ, Inc – Aubrey, Texas

AdvoCare Independent Distributor, Emerald Leadership (2011 to 2019) 

Organized and led large organization of AdvoCare Independent Distributors.

Established, coached and trained AdvoCare Independent Distributors while maintaining a positive environment and winning culture based on core business values. 

Selected Contributions:

  • Created positive atmosphere with opportunity of success and increased performance.

  • Identified and developed peers to qualify for National Leadership Team.

  • Empowered and encouraged both short term and long term goal achievement.

  • Created open dialog for mentorship.

  • Facilitated plans of action and development expectations of those with highly motivated ambitions.

  • Identified, mentored and monitored those professionally at-risk.

  • Created team atmosphere in cross-functional roles.

  • Created professional development strategy based on personal and professional goals.

  • Designed multiple sales training events and workshops in both live and online formats for emerging direct sales leaders.

  • In depth knowledge of prospecting, storytelling, understanding consumer needs, message delivery, presentation mediums, visual aids, positioning, closing, and renewal.

Competencies include: 

  • Understanding leadership roles, personality testing, Gallup StrengthsFinder, DiSC, goal setting, personalized learning, communication and service mentality.

  • Measurable results based on personal sales goals and achievement targets.

  • Top .05% Leadership Earner

Northwood University - Cedar Hill, TX

Assistant Professor, Chair - Sports & Entertainment Management (2001 to 2012)

Created, designed and taught sports management major with business, marketing and revenue focused curriculum.  

Led the University’s largest program, and provided leadership and career development opportunities for traditional students as well as adult education. Created internship opportunities, leadership and development programs, networking platforms through classroom and experiential learning methodologies. Designed training materials, outcome assessments, classroom lectures and workshops in both in-person and virtual formats.

Selected Contributions:

  • Authored curriculum, instructional design process, procedures and outcomes within academic accreditation framework.

  • Led students to thriving careers in sports management, entertainment management,  general business and multiple entrepreneurship opportunities

  • Taught courses in Introduction to Sports and Entertainment Management, Sports Marketing, Sales and Revenue Generation Management, Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, Principles of Sales, Legal Aspects of Sports, Facility Management, Event Management

Collegiate DECA - Texas

Northwood University Chapter Advisor, State of Texas Advisor (2000 to 2012)

Managed and advised largest active business club at Northwood University in addition to overseeing Texas Association of Collegiate DECA growth and leadership.

Created an opportunity for students to gain experiential learning practices in a competitive environment through case studies, projects and political campaigns. Led and coached large student groups to both state and national championships. Supported and advised leadership opportunities for students to hold both state and national elected positions. Focus on team building, public speaking and critical thinking skills.

Selected Contributions:

  • Led and coached 4 students to a Collegiate DECA National Office in 8 years (3 National Presidents, 1 Regional VP)

  • Organized and facilitated multiple local, state and national Leadership Development Conferences

  • Served on the first ever national “train the trainer” platform to help create peer leaders at other college campuses 

 

Krystal Image Studio / Krystal Image Sports - Cleburne, TX 

Vice President of Marketing and Business Development (2006 to 2011)

Opened and operated photography studio with primary market of family and high school seniors, as well as a division focused primarily on youth sports.

Designed and created marketing strategies for start-up photography business. Created professional atmosphere, brand, and product to develop business operations in a profitable plan.

Selected Contributions:

  • Secured contracts with local youth sports organizations’ “photo day”

  • Increased revenues from 0 to over $75000/year in 3 years

  • Emphasized branding, customer/client relations, marketing, sales

  • Created and designed all marketing and sales materials

Additional experience as Assistant Director of Admissions (1997-2002) and Area Manager/Buyer for retail franchisee (1994-1997)

Education and Technical

Master of Business Administration  ∙ University of Dallas - Irving, TX

Bachelor of Business Administration ∙ Northwood University - Cedar Hill, TX

Technical Proficiencies 

Microsoft Office

  • PC/Mac OS

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • GoogleDocs

Adobe Creative Suite

  • Adobe PhotoShop CS

Communication

  • WebEx

  • Zoom

  • MailChimp

  • Facebook Live

  • SA Group Text

CRM

  • Salesforce

  • Microsoft Dynamics

  • Outreach.io

  • Hubspot

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