Involvement in learning and development, education, and training is a tradition in my family. My grandmother taught three languages, my father taught college engineering after work. I have a sister in corporate training, and another who taught K-12 before opening her own business.
I began my career sixteen years ago as a consultant specializing in business analysis, training and development, and project management. In 1994 I joined Satulah Group (Jones Lang LaSalle) where I continued my consulting role, adding my training experience to the project teams.
In 1999 I entered the consumer products industry with the photography retail powerhouse Freestyle Sales. Here I brought to bear my business savvy and project management skills to help coordinate the company's training efforts. In 2002, I was tapped to lead T&D's restructuring and formally to take the reins of the department. In 2005, having reached the top of the T&D org chart, I helped organized my departure and shepherded the department through the transition.
This left me free to join the ERP upgrade project team at CSU, Long Beach. I helped shape the organizational change strategy, and trained employees in the new system. In May 2007, I was again tapped to oversee the restructuring of a training department, this time for the university's administration division. These projects have their own momentum now; the teams are capable, see the vision, and are dedicated to reaching their new goals.
Today, I am ready for a new challenge. I'm seeking to settle in with an organization where I can make an ongoing contribution, help it grow, and where I can continue to do a little professional growth myself.