Bill Taylor, 3M retiree in Austin, Texas was honored for 35 years of teaching business-focused curriculum to local students of all ages through Junior Achievement. He also participates in numerous other volunteer opportunities, including Meals on Wheels, career days, science fair judging, Bookspring (which provides free books for students) and TAME (Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering).
Austinites reach out to Taylor Vogelsang firstname.lastname@example.org and see if JA is a good fit for you and if you are a good fit for JA. I’ve been volunteering two hours a week (19 week commitment) for 3 years and it is one of my most meaningful experiences in my life. Together we an make a difference. We just finished another year at Canyon Vistage Middle School with BIM Teacher Jennifer Acraya and her 7th and 8th grade students.
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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