Introduce yourself to our audience. Tell us who you are and what you are currently focused on.
I am Arlene and I am currently working on an organization transformation. I am trying to help an organization adopt Agile ways of working and it is a bit of an uphill battle.
What qualities does it take for someone to be successful in your line of work?
You need to know who you are and what you bring to the table and why anyone would care to pay for that.
What is one of your most memorable career accomplishments?
I made a significant contributions to the Contact Tracing efforts for the State of CA. I developed a solid training program and i am incredibly proud of the work we did as a team. One of the absolute best experiences of my career. Under my leadership we trained over 10,000 state employees in less than 5 months.
What are some career challenges on your radar?
I need to move to the Sr Manager level. I need to figure out what it will take to get there and make it happen
What project have you worked on that you’re most proud of? Why?
My last project is one that i am extremely proud of. i was an Inclusion and diversity lead while a standing up a training delivery program for totally different client. I worked hard, but i truly made an impact in both areas.
We’d love to hear more about your career path. What led you to where you are today?
5 years ago and said, out loud to an audience of more than 200 people, that i wanted to travel the world and train people. Well once I said it out loud the universe answered back. I earned my Gallup Strengths Coaching certification and spent 2 years traveling and training. Now, post COVID I am a member of the companies training team.
Who are your role models?
My role models.... My grandparents. My older sister. All the powerful black women that paved the way for me. My Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.
What would you say your personal superpower is?
God has blessed me with the ability to help people see and harness their greatness. He allows me to inspire people to do amazing things.
What does success look like to you?
Enough money to live on without being a burden on anyone else. Freedom to be creative and have enough to help others dreams come true
What is one piece of advice you’d offer working moms?
Don't try to do everything all at once. Give yourself permission to set clear boundaries and and trust that you can give your family what they need and the work will fall in to a rhythm that make sense for you. You don't need to be anyone but who God created you to be, and that woman is enough.
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