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What a blessing it is to have served numerous for-profits (from solopreneurs to Fortune 500/Global 1000 multinationals) along with nonprofits and public agencies over the years!
Such opportunities have lent a breadth and depth of experience in all of ADDIE and HPT alongside participant-centered and Modern learning for technical/job skills, leadership, and professional development. Same goes for most other areas of organizational effectiveness (OE).
I also enjoy my concurrent work with many of these entities in a dozen or so internal and external communication specialties along with revenue generation (development for nonprofits) and customer service, IT, corporate governance, R&D, HR operations, finance, and facilities!
Finally, a special shout-out goes to ATD (before 2014, OC-, LA-, Regional/Area, and National ASTD)!
The entire ASTD food chain catapulted me into true co-ownership of the antiracism, DEIA | DEIB and neurodiversity spaces with other SMEs in those areas starting in 1989. Between that and professional work going back to the start of the decade with managers ahead of their time, I'm proud to to be among the field's pioneers. The uber-intersectionality I bring from birth plus some truly history-making experiences from the 1960s onward have, as others have said, made me a "genuine rarity among rarities" in L&D, strategic HR, OE, and possibly even business itself.
All the above AND my relentless curiosity (leading to participation in virtually everything the chapter had to offer) lifted me to President (October 1997–December 1998. . .I had held four Board positions, including CFO and VP Chapter Ops, before becoming President-Elect).
What our hard-working Boards and volunteers have accomplished since the chapter's 1970 inception has been, is, and will always be the gold standard for my involvement with other groups!
Forever grateful. . .💝
Welcome to OlaHana's 2023 edition! As 100+ businesses have over the years, yours can benefit from my interim formal leadership plus "Jill-of-many-trades" traditional consulting:
✅ Internal & external communications
✅ Editorial services (featuring developmental/"first look" editing, fact-checking/content editing, copyediting, and proofreading/production editing)
✅ Learning & development (L&D)
✅ Organizational effectiveness (OE)
✅ Business process and human performance improvement (e.g., the approach needed for systemic DEIA | DEIB in organizations)
✅ Human resources (HR)
✅ Information technology (IT) in conjunction with the foregoing
In addition, OlaHana Professional Development—featuring Triumphs, Abilities, and Blessings (TAB)—provides the following around written communications • leadership, customer care • systemic DEIA | DEIB • neurodiversity and disability inclusivity • corporate social responsibility (CSR):
✅ Speaking engagements (featured • panelist/moderator • keynote • TED/TEDx)
✅ Interviews (podcast • talk show • newscast • print/Web story)
✅ Publications as contributing or lead editor/writer
Past President - Year Served as President
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