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I’m Danny. I am an organization development practitioner and business analyst/consultant with an MBA concentrated in Strategy.
Helping others align their personal ambition with personal goals and desired results is no different than supporting businesspersons and firms. Then again, I find helping individuals meet their promise and potential even more rewarding.
I built this page specifically to highlight those initiatives I developed in my personal time since 2016. It was then that I began my own path toward realizing promise and potential – I began what became an MBA concentrated in Strategy.
Indeed, these activities were fun – and helped many 100s of individuals
- Pursue career growth and goals across career stages.
- Learn about themselves and how business works, simultaneously.
- Discover their calling / WHY / purpose.
- Create new opportunities and resources from those with which mentees and interested parties were theretofore “stuck.”
Learning through helping others develop themselves is how I spend most of my personal time – supporting the ambitions of others to meet promise and potential. What appears on this page is a collection of personal initiatives, i.e. none paid.
I can, so I do.
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[Clockwise; starting at top-left: Influence Diagram for career seeker; Defining continuous improvement in terms of self-awareness and impacts on operation; Using the Notion app (notion.so) as a knowledge management tool for sharing information with some terrific young managers; Describing employee engagement and its favorable impacts.]
During The Pandemic…
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, I have continued to support the ambitions of others to meet promise and potential. It so happens that I picked up a job with Amazon. There, I work with a number of talented people. The organization is multifaceted. And, the company’s value proposition became especially significant given the socially-distanced customer base. All were factors in a thoroughly dynamic environment that I observed first-hand.
While Amazon gave me opportunity to be gainfully employed while so many lost their jobs, I made the most of it.
- I used my business background to identify operational gaps and determine strategies to address them – all solutions generating opportunities for others–Managers and Associates–to work together, leverage one another’s strengths, and develop their careers all the while. (See video at left.)
- Noticing the personal ambitions of others, I
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[Clockwise; starting at top-left: Delivering a talk about scaling-up one’s career and personal ambitions to technologists in Portland, OR; Featured graphic from a talk I gave at Washington State University Vancouver to help students comprehend their education in terms of being a professional; Visual depiction of strategy for a 1,000+ community group for which I was a Co-Organizer and strategist; Customer Journey Map from a strategy mastermind group I formed (with a collaborator) to help specialty coffee café owners learn how to better serve their customers now and in the future.]
2018 – 2020
I am a connector…
Of ideas and new strategies
Of opportunities and resources
Of career decision and self-efficacy
Of intentionality and supporting others (a calling)