Biggest successes has been when individuals have a general idea of what they want and then work from there to assist in creating a plan of action to help them accomplish their goal and see them complete it and move on. Challenges have been collaborating with employers to give a person with 0-2yr experience an opportunity.
Program Facilitator, United Way of Greater Houston – THRIVE network
joined almost 3 years ago.
Employment Coach with more than 12 years of experience in the nonprofit sector primarily in workforce development and financial stability. Excel in coaching with a holistic approach to clients in search of employment. Possess exceptional communication and conflict resolution skills. Enthusiastic, innovative, and confident in demonstrating analytical skills. Always striving to see clients succeed and become empowered as well as encourage and challenge them to set goals to improve their future.
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I was quick to respond instead of listening and waiting for the right time to respond. I have learned that I must wait, collect my thoughts and respond not by emotions.
Gather information, don't be quick to give input and also insure that I have all my facts before speaking.
I would have been better prepared and also allow room for discussion.
The leader I am always drawn to is one from a previous employer. Her style of persuasion was one that not only was delivered by motivating the stakeholders but inspired them to see the vision she had and also to share success stories. Describe the work that would be done as if it had already been done and see the success behind it. She knew how to demonstrate how something could be created with nothing and how if gifted the funds how much more could be and would be done.