Q: What is your current role in your organization?

A: I am the Director of HR at FunKeyB! Some of the opportunities that I have been a FunKey individual include overseeing individual and group projects, writing cool blogs where you learn more about the team and individuals (like this one), and creating fun, knowledge-rich courses (you could find them here).

I am also involved in other organizations. I am currently going through a career shift into the medical/education field. I felt like this would eventually be my “destiny” since it is something I’m very passionate about; helping others in need. Within the next couple of weeks, I will be pursuing an opportunity with Autism Continuing Education Services (ACES) as an AHA Behavior Technician.

Additionally, I am a full-time listener at 7Cups of Tea – Mental Health Assistance Online. That continues to be something I practice that is very rewarding emotionally and mentally. But take it from me, if you become exhausted by the amount of pressure, take frequent breaks so you don’t start to experience burnout. As a side hobby, I do some graphic design (Sketchbook, GIMP, and Canva).

Q: Where would you like your career to be in five years?

A: I have found a pattern associated with my work; I always give back and contribute to any place I’ve stepped foot in. 15 years ago, I was a student at TIES Elementary School, and I had the privilege to work as a teacher there. I was a student at Strayer and worked towards an opportunity to mentor a few of Strayer University’s students. My farsighted goal is to cause a positive global change as Director of Global Engagement & Culture. Some steps I’ve taken (and plan to continue with) are earning a BBA in HRM (finished at Strayer), (currently at Jack Welch Management Institute) working towards an MBA in HR Leadership. I should be considering completing a Doctorate sometime next year.

Q: How can you apply Jack’s Leadership Principles to achieve your career goals?

A: When I read Jack Welch’s “Winning,” two of the most important principles that caught my eye were candor and voice. I have witnessed how candor and voice are two principles that are NOT practiced nor appreciated in some workplaces I practiced in. It’s very disappointing since the issue usually evolves from the administration. Some individuals choose to practice “shameless” grooming to certain individuals and staff members who have immediate connections with individuals who own the institute. However, just because candor and voice are not appreciated nor practiced in these workplaces while creating a disadvantage for others, I still practice these two Leadership Principles. It’s such an important value to be honest with oneself before practicing candor with others and creating opportunities for all individuals who desire and passion about succeeding and elevating themselves.