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BIO

Personal Profile

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As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pivotal Connections, LLC, I use and share my diverse lifelong experiences – as a business leader, military veteran, military spouse, and parent – to prepare, inspire, value, optimize, and transform (or PIVOT) current and aspiring leaders.

 

As a Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Member (MLCT), I also use an array of learning systems and tools developed by world-renowned leadership expert, John C. Maxwell. These resources, coupled with my lifelong experiences, equip me to provide exceptional needs-based and life-changing experiences for adults, youth, parents, and families who are committed to personal and professional growth.

 

Aligned with my passion for serving the community, I practice servant leadership holistically by volunteering my time and other resources to multiple nonprofit agencies, private organizations, and ministries that provide food, medicine, education, and inspiration to others. 

Finally, I am committed to lifelong learning. In addition to attaining multiple MLCT certifications, I hold a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, GA and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.  

SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

The following learning content is based on the books and teachings of John C. Maxwell and The John Maxwell Team learning systems. Additional content is available, to include specialized leadership and experiential topics, to meet client needs. 

 

Please use the "Let's Connect" menu option to either request more information or a

Needs Assessment. 

EVERYONE COMMUNICATES, FEW CONNECT 
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becoming a person of influence

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15 INVALUABLE LAWS OF GROWTH

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THE JOHN MAXWELL TEAM LEADERSHIP GAME

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THE 21 INDISPENSABLE QUALITIES OF A LEADER

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BUILDING A POSITIVE SELF-IMAGE
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EVERYONE COMMUNICATES, FEW CONNECT 
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LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE GAME
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youth impact exploratory report/DISC assessment
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Adult Focus

Learn how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your influence with them. To be a successful leader, you need to learn to communicate in a way that connects with others. This program is perfect for:

  • Places of worship, nonprofit agencies, and individuals

  • Aspiring leaders seeking to improve their ability to connect with others​

  • Anyone desiring to build more effective connection skills

Practical and Easy Principles to Apply to Everyday Life:

  • Managers will see their employees respond with new enthusiasm

  • Parents will connect with their children on a deeper level

  • Coaches will see players blossom

  • Pastors will reach more people

  • Salespeople will break records

Learn the 15 tried and true principles of growth, from the law of intentionality to the law of pain, and how to apply each.

Played with 6 - 12 of your most influential leaders, The John Maxwell Team Leadership Game will help your organization improve its leadership intelligence and increase its effectiveness. It is a game-changer, and will help improve your organizational leadership skills. This program is perfect for:

  • Senior management

  • Newly-formed or transitioning leadership teams

  • Team-building audience activity

Youth Focus

Using John C. Maxwell's book of the same title as a reference, this course teaches teens how to build character traits and how to apply the qualities in their everyday interactions. They will also learn to take responsibility for themselves and their actions, express themselves, and handle problems and decisions when they arise. 

In this interactive training, middle school students are encouraged to identify and appreciate their own unique qualities as well as the uniqueness of others. Participants will leave this training equipped with reinforcement techniques and methods that promote a positive self-image.

This course will cover 5 principles and 5 practices outlined by John Maxwell and can help anyone connect better 1:1, in a group, or even with an audience. Students who complete this course successfully will be able to develop the 5 connection principles and practices: 

  • Find common ground with others 

  • Simplify communication 

  • Capture and keep people’s interest 

  • Inspire others through communicating and connecting 

  • Be authentic in relationships

This game is based on the teachings of John C. Maxwell, internationally recognized leadership expert. It is designed to help teenagers recognize their ability to lead, improve their self-esteem, and learn how to serve and add value to others daily. 

Every young person has a unique style of learning and growing that is impacted by their personality. The Maxwell DISC assessment will help youth identify their specific personality and learn ways to maximize their natural strengths to add value to others.

D - Determined

I - Influencing

S - Steady

C - Conscientious

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