“Sue provided real value to a group that depends upon being able to quickly connect
with clients and business associates. Her talk on dealing with different personalities
was a perfect complement to the mission of the organization and gave attendees insights
into their own behavior and how to adjust to communicate with ease.”
You're a facility manager, or one in training. You go to IFMA meetings. You've got
your CFM or your FMP, or you're working on it, or you're thinking about it.
Whatever your situation, you're ready to move up. You know you're good at what you
do, and you feel your technical skills mean something to your organization.
you're not getting noticed
you know you're missing something
you know you need some help in looking like you're ready for promotion
you want to get serious about developing your leadership qualities
you want to look and act like you deserve a position in the C-suite
In order to be seen and heard as the professional, knowledgeable, valuable facility
manager you are, you must add to your technical skills the major-league interpersonal
skills that are absolutely essential to your success. This isn't about faking it.
This isn't about putting on a suit and pretending like you're a bigshot. This is
about developing the qualities that signal to those who matter that you are ready
to move to the next level.
YOU'RE MORE THAN YOUR SKILLS AND ABILITIES
What a lot of facility professionals don't consider is that while the work they oversee
may be among the dirtiest jobs in the company, they've got to look and act like they
belong in the board room if they want to take their skills and abilities to the highest
levels of the organization.
You may know everything you need to know about project management, building systems,
office furniture, and disaster preparedness. But do you know how to:
express yourself with confidence?
present your ideas so that people listen?
make decisions based on your character strengths and values?
speak with an authority that creates respect for your opinion?
look like you deserve to spend some money on professional clothing?
foster teamwork, enthusiasm, and goodwill on your staff?
sound like you're educated?
Remember this: your employer may know you're technically skilled but not have a clue
as to the value you provide because he or she simply can't see you. You don't stand
out in a way that says "Executive Material."
HOW I KNOW I CAN HELP YOU
I’ve been a facility manager for 20 years, an IFMA member, the president of my local
chapter, and past president of the Corporate Facilities Council. I've been a presenter
numerous times at World Workplace and Facility Fusion, as well as a number of chapter
events. I understand the challenges facility managers face, and I know the elements
of professional presence facility managers often ignore.
Let me coach you in the essential areas of professional presence, positive leadership,
powerful behavior, and a personal style that says, "I'm worth every penny." Let me
be your sounding board for making masterful decisions. Let me help you rise above
weaknesses and develop your strengths.
I'll prepare you for promotion. I'll help you manage the transition to Executive
Row. I'll make sure you feel you've got what it takes to succeed as a peer in the
“Your three-pronged approach to creating a professional image in appearance, behavior, and integrity was exactly what we wanted to give our participants, and you delivered with excellence!”