I graduated Cum Laude from Nazareth College of Rochester as a double major, also have served as Class President and recipient of the college’s Senior Business Award. I earned my MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.
In my early career, I worked as a technical writer in the software industry, a copywriter in the luxury hotel industry, and a project manager in the e-learning industry. If trying out one more industry wasn’t enough, I transitioned into working with the Vaccine Trials Unit at the University of Rochester, spearheading their community engagement efforts and developing marketing campaigns.
My growth and work in the bio-medical arena has provided me with exposure to the challenges faced by those trying to advance medicine, and demonstrated how vital innovation is in tackling everything from process improvement to overcoming the world’s biggest problems.
The ISPI™: Executive Edition reveals the traits that can distinguish the right researcher, team lead, or employee for the role. The right team unlocks the ability to blaze new trails and rise above challenges that typically plague many clinical studies and teams.
Over the years, I have worn many hats with the Vaccine Research Unit at the University of Rochester: agency champion and key spokesperson, content creator, social media manager, non-profit board member, LGBT event producer, and college-level educator. Perhaps most importantly has been my role as builder of both volunteer and staff teams. At first, I relied on my own energy and enthusiasm to motive my teams to success. But as the team make-up changed over time, I found this method became harder to sustain. I needed to make sure I still had the right strengths on my teams.
Imagine if you could reveal the natural strengths of your star performer and use that as a benchmark when forced to find a replacement. The ISPI™: Executive Edition can do just that.
ISPI™: Executive Edition provides in-depth descriptions of Innovation Archetypes that allow you to understand the human dynamics of innovation. With these Archetypes, you can start team-building based on innovation strengths. Without considering these strengths, you are giving up your innovating edge and permitting stagnation.
Based in the Rochester, NY area I have teamed up with Innovating Edge to be a provider of the Innovation Strengths Preference Indicator ® and Innovating Edge's tools for helping spark innovation.
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