Professional Development & Strengths

One of the things I find most rewarding is mentoring. For at least ten years, people have sought me out for advice on personal and professional challenges. I have helped students navigate college, young women advocate for themselves at work, and colleagues recognize strengths to be more effective at their jobs. I have almost always had a supervisory position and I really enjoy working with the staff I manage to enhance their stronger skills and develop others.

Professional Development is very important to me. I’m constantly seeking new ways to improve my skills or gain new skills. A few of the courses I’ve done are below. If you know of any upcoming professional development opportunities I may be interested in, please let me know!

HTML course, Code Academy – January 2013
Citizen Muscle Boot Camp, The Story of Stuff – October 2014
Proposal Writing Basics, the Foundation Center – November 2014
Introduction to Finding Funders, the Foundation Center – December 2014
How to Approach a Foundation, the Foundation Center – December 2014
Your Board and Fundraising, the Foundation Center – February 2015
Introduction to Fundraising Planning – February 2015
Introduction to Graphic Design Software, Montgomery College – Fall 2015

Some of my strengths are listed below.

Administrative: organizationally minded, strategic planning, supervisory experience, project management and coordination, staff motivation and goal setting
Language/Communication: fluent in Spanish, basic reading knowledge of Portuguese, talented writer, fitness/wellness blogger, confident public speaker, course/presentation development
Web/Computer: social media, basic html, WordPress, Drupal, several CRMs, Microsoft Office, Hootsuite, Apple and Windows operating systems

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