HCMx Radio 111: Working Virtually

Guest: Tara Powers– CEO Powers Resource Center

Tara is an award-winning leadership expert, sought-after national speaker, experienced talent development consultant and crusader against boring, ineffective employee engagement initiatives and leadership training. She founded Powers Resource Center because she was tired of seeing leaders and teams flounder when they weren’t getting the support, training and resources they needed. As a Training Manager, she had been on the other end of training for long enough to know what worked and what didn’t in getting leaders on board. And her success over the past 20 years working with over 200 companies and thousands of leaders taught her she could achieve the results company execs want and still ensure the attendees had fun while doing so. Tara’s international experience includes working with marketing agencies, service organizations, startups, retail and financial organizations, call centers and more.

Tara has a master’s in organizational leadership, a coaching certificate from ATD and is a Certified Training Manager. She’s a Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team-authorized Facilitator and Everything DISC Solutions Provider.

Topics and questions include:

  • Leading virtual – Pros and cons
  • What works and what doesn’t
  • How work is transformational for companies and leader
  • What makes virtual teams effective?
  • Why team agreements matter
  • Virtual leadership
  • The value of a book club
  • Planning and budgeting for meetings
  • And more!

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Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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