E79 The Benefits of Diversity in the Project Management Community with Alana Hill
In this episode of Project Management Office Hours, Alana Hill shares her story with us and we learn that although there has been some progress we still have a way to go with gender and racial diversity within the project management community. Alana and PMO Joe discuss the benefits of diversity within our industry and within your own career. What does your contact list look like? If they all are the same, how do they challenge you, but also allow for creative thinking? Alana shared, “The more we are aware of building relationships outside of our identity, the more we advance the cause of everyone.”
Alana shares the back-story for her book, What’s Your Catalyst, The Power of Managed Change. We learn the importance of a balance between IQ and EQ to improve team performance. We also learn the influence of coaches and role models on her life and the origin of her nickname, “Georgia.
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“Lead change the Mrs. Engineer Way” and connect with Alana on LinkedIn and Ms. Engineer Way
2Hill Consulting was founded in 2006 by the firm’s principal consultant, Alana M. Hill, PMP, with one goal: to maximize the potential of people to succeed. Alana was motivated to bring her real-world, Fortune 100 talent development and change management experience to organizations of all sizes. Her affinity for processes and solutions has led to the success of numerous international projects helping people and organizations innovate for maximum productivity.
2Hill is dedicated to developing Change Leaders through the delivery of world-class training and coaching. Effectiveness boils down to people and processes. Combining Project Management expertise, DISC personality assessments, and Change Management methodologies, they help people and teams lead themselves from surviving to thriving.
Alana Hill is an international change leadership expert, inspiring professionals to lead change in their lives and their organizations. She is a passionate energy industry veteran who has paved the way for women leaders, with a focus on women of color.
Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in talent development provides real‐world insight into how people and teams can excel, even in the face of adversity. Throughout her career, Alana has led diverse teams and delivered high-impact workshops all over the world!
She is an engaging and dynamic keynote speaker and facilitator, appealing to audiences of various types and sizes. Alana makes a lasting impact at conferences, corporations, colleges, and churches, delivering high-energy, principle-based content.
Her programs will move you to overcome adversity, build resilience, and convey empathy. She is the author of What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change where she guides her readers to discover how purpose and passion can drive strategic change at home and at work.
With over 20 years of cross-functional leadership and training expertise, Alana helps individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by utilizing sharp analysis, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills development. She helps leaders balance cognitive ability (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) to improve team dynamics and performance.
Alana provides her clients with a combination of critical thinking and compassionate leadership, which she labels “Leading Change the Ms. Engineer Way®”. She has proudly served global Fortune 500 corporations, small technology companies, and non-profits. Her authenticity and adaptability make her an asset across the professional spectrum.
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