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Professional Summary

Leadership development professional with experience across multiple verticals such as IT, oil and gas, manufacturing, education, professional services and nonprofits.  

I enjoy corporate strategy and process management as well as corporate communications, web design and social media management.  Writing research, proposals, articles for publication, digital and print media are functions I typically take on regardless of my current company roles.

With my unique toolbox I go about enhancing collaboration and organizational synergy to supercharge organizations. Increasing the engagement and efficacy of their client facing services and hopefully enhancing the work-life my colleagues.

I've worked successfully with organizations of all sizes - large multinationals to entrepreneurial start-ups to turn around critical situations, resolve conflicts, improve performance, implement growth strategies and enter new markets.

Professional Experience

Kadirnet

2016Present

Director of Communications, Strategy & Engagement

Member of executive planning and development committee. I work very closely with business development, senior network engineers and project management professionals enabling Kadirnet to bring the pinnacle of advanced information technology to our clients.

Current areas of responsibility include:

  • Corporate Strategy Officer
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Client Services and Relationship Manager
  • Web Design and Digital Media Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Content Manager (Technical Writing & Copy Writing)

Management Consultant (Training & Development Specialist)

Responsible for the creation and implementation of large scale, high impact company culture and effectiveness programs focusing on efficacy, safety and leadership development through enterprise-wide programs. This role had a heavy consulting portion that required me to discuss, create and pitch custom solutions to clientele in the field as well as the boardroom. Relationship management as well as management consulting were both integral parts of this role.

  • Researched, created and facilitated programs through classroom, on-site, online, boardroom and individual training, coaching and consultative initiatives - all tailored specifically to client needs.  This role was responsible for program development and management from beginning to end as well as business development in field.
  • Utilized project data to produce White Papers in the fields of environmental health and safety (EHS) as well as leadership development and training protocols for reporting as well as presentation to clients, stakeholders and global industry conferences.
  • Oversight of international logistics and office development for new corporate presence in Trinidad and Tobago.  Led community involvement campaign and awareness outreach for business development within local energy council, labor unions and private industry..

Management Consultant, Organizational Change Management (OCM)

Using Organizational Change Management (OCM) and Lean Six Sigma Methodologies developed, facilitated and managed key functional areas insuring milestones and objectives were met during implementation of new organizational structure.  This project was the subject of my Master's Thesis Project of 2012.

  • Developed a change management strategy based on a situational awareness of the details of the change and the groups being impacted by the change.
  • Oversaw, monitored, and measured OCM plan execution and effectiveness of transformation projects. Managed work-plan activities, reporting status, and led coaching efforts to ensure collaboration. Provided analytics on transformation change management status for executive consideration and reporting. Communicated program status, performance, milestones, dependencies and issues.
  • Identified potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance and developed specific plans and initiatives to mitigate or address concerns.
  • Prepared readiness reviews for senior management.
  • Provided guidance and coaching to program sponsors and business unit management to facilitate successful transformation.

Teacher

Grant fund educator through the Texas State Board of Education specializing in standardized test preparation and readiness for grades 6 through 12 (2009).

Texas Teaching Certification in Social Sciences (composite) for grades 8 through 12. Taught 10th grade World History (2010, 2011),

Highlighted Projects

Office Creation

Created the Office of Facilitation Services for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.  Developed scope of services, all standard operating procedures and role definitions.  Staffed entire department. trained and developed training protocols for all staff as well as protocols for delivering training and meeting facilitation for all state health agencies and legislatively mandated committees.

Behavioral Based Safety Course

Research, development and implementation of Shell's Prevention of Dropped Objects (Drops) Course.  This safety course has been a requirement for all contractors as well as Shell employees working in the Gulf of Mexico since its creation.  I personally facilitated (along with my team) every single production of this course until 2015.  It is fully accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors and a source of continuing education credits for industry safety certifications. 

Training and Facilitation (embedded consultant)

Facilitated strategy and planning meetings for every exploratory drilling project for The Anadarko Petroleum Company.  These meetings included senior management from all contractors, their team leads and site managers as well as APC leadership.  My role was also responsible for data collection (including minutes reports) for report production and the creation of deliverables to key staff and shareholders as well as to federal regulatory agencies.

Regulatory Compliance and Performance Coach (embedded consultant)

Onsite corporate liaison for regulatory compliance, safety and performance coaching.  I was the primary point of contact for all regulatory agencies on specific offshore exploratory drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico.  Responsible for all documentation required for the daily operation of drilling projects.  This role was also responsible for document retention policies and record keeping duties as well regulatory audits and quality control.

Academic Experience

Master's Degree

College of Graduate and Professional Studies

  • Organizational Leadership & Development
  • Certificates of Graduate Study in Organizational Conflict Resolution, Conflict Resolution Education, Mediation & Advanced Mediation.

Bachelor's Degree

College of Arts and Sciences (Honors)

  • Triple Major: Communication, Psychology & Sociology

Recent Clientele

Private:

The Preiss Company, American Campus Communities, Time Warner Cable, Charter/Spectrum, 512 Realty, Oden Hughes, Texas Apartment Association, Lamar University, Anadarko Petroleum Company, Oceaneering International, Geoservices, Ensco, Diamond Offshore, Conocophillips, Atwood Oceanics, Nabors Industries, Transocean, Rowan Companies, Noble Corporation, Tidewater, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Tesco Drilling, Subsea, Halliburton, Weatherford, National Oilwell Varco, Schlumberger, FMC Technologies, Lloyd's Register.

Public:

Texas A&M University, University of Texas, City of Port Aransas, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Texas Department of State Health Services, Office of Inspector General, Department of Disability Services, Department of Family and Protective Services, Department of Assistance and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Aging and Disability Services.

International:

University of Pretoria, South African Department of Labor, South African Consulate of Argentina, African National Congress, Anglo American Mining, Energy Council of Trinidad and Tobago, Ansa Mcal, British Gas and Petroleum, The Maersk Group, Royal Dutch Shell.

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