Join me October 18 and learn to lead a people-centric org


Ann Rhoades


Oct. 18, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Jamail & Smith Construction
8868 Research Blvd. Suite 401
Austin TX 78758


Ann Rhoades has spent her career building people-centric organizations. She held the position of VP of the People Department for Southwest Airlines, Executive VP of Team Services for Promus Hotel Corporation and, most recently, the EVP of People for JetBlue Airways, where she currently remains as a board member as well as president of People Ink, her Human Resources consulting company. Ann’s book, Built on VALUES, was released in January 2011.

She will share her creative approach to developing unique cultures and her firsthand experiences in launching successful start-up companies, blending post-merger cultures and creating a legacy of people-centric organizations. A self-described “rule breaker,” Ann is adamant about standing up for what she believes in, regardless of the consequences. Her candor around the mistakes she’s made and the lessons she’s learned is the driving force behind her desire to inspire organizations to:
• Build sustainable cultures based on values unique to the environment
• Select and retain “A” players
• Treat employees fairly, not equally
• Deliver extraordinary customer-centric service levels
• Focus on the metrics!
• Move from just being a good organization to being a great values-centric one!!

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Published by edstillman

I grew up in Carlsbad, north San Diego County, lost my dad as a teenager, went into the USAF for four years and hired on with 3M in 1969. Received my AA from Santa Barbara City College, BA and Masters from Redlands University and after 33 plus years, I retired from 3M in 2002. As I look back on my life, I have been creating myself and developing my skill sets to be a business coach and a Vistage Chair. I am president of SEOT, a "personal improvement" consulting firm spending most of my time working with Central Texas executives running small to medium size for-profit companies who are focusing on improving their profitability greater than their competition. My area of interest is assisting senior executives in creating a better balance between business commitments and personal relationships. I also facilatate three leadership labs each consisting of a dozen owners, presidents and CEOs. We meet monthly both in a group setting as well as in a 1-to-1 coaching session. Our focus is to sharpen each others' skills in becoming better leaders, making better decisions and taking ourselves and companies to that next level. Who are we? My members are experienced top executives who recognize that they don’t have all the answers and who actively seek the company of successful peers—both to give and receive insights and ideas. My members mine the 200 plus years of chief executive experience that comes together in our monthly meetings and members are eager to offer their own experience and insights in the process. As a group, we spend our time exploring topics members can't discuss anywhere else. My members have many other places where they can engage in idle, "cocktail party" chatter. Our mission is to provide the setting for discussing the "undiscussable." Where or who can you go to for confidential, honest feedback to assist you in minimizing your personal "Worry List"?

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