Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. These great words were spoken by Aristotle. Even 2,000 years ago there was an understanding it’s important to understand who you are. However, many of us don’t take time to focus on ‘US. We allow our busy lives to take priority. We focus on our jobs, families, communities, and other interests; neglecting ourselves. Don’t get me wrong, those areas are important as well, but if you don’t take care of you, are really being as effective as you can be in those areas? In order to ‘keep future fit’ you need to take care of your future by taking care of yourself. You need to understand who you are. You need to understand as you experience this journey called life, at different points of the journey, who you are may change, or be refined due to experiences.
It’s important to understand where you are in this journey called life, as your go through the journey. You see, we are all leaders. Leadership is not defined by a title. Leadership is defined by action. In order to lead others you must be able to L.E.A.D (Learn, Educate, Accomplish and Define) yourself. You have to know who you are, where you are, and where you want to go. Let’s take some time to step back and reflect on who you are and who you want to be. When you know who you are you are gaining wisdom, and that will unlocks keys to understanding your inner you. This wisdom will help to keep you ‘future fit’. In this session participants will spend time learning about themselves through the following areas of concentration:
Who are YOU and why knowing is important
How to leverage L.E.A.D to lead yourself
Demonstrating the ‘Best Version of You’ – How to keep L.E.A.D alive and well in your life
About the Speaker
Paula Bell is the CEO of Paula A Bell Consulting, LLC. She is a Business Analyst, Leadership and Career Development coach, consultant, speaker and author with 21+ years of experience in corporate America in project roles to include business analyst, requirements manager, business initiatives manager, business process quality manager, technical writer, project manager, developer, test lead and implementation lead. Paula has experience in a variety of industries to include media, courts, manufacturing and financial. Paula has lead multiple highly-visible multi-million dollar technology and business projects to create solutions to transform businesses as either a consultant, senior business analyst or manager. Currently, she is a Business Initiatives Manager leading a revenue team to build capabilities to bring new and innovative products to market.
Through her 5-tier consulting business model, Paula helps individuals find their passion, build their brand, and enhance their skill sets through consultations, coaching and customizable documentation. In hopes to empower and motivate others and themselves, through a structured journey of self-reflection and awareness as a catalyst for unlimited success. Paula is originally from Brooklyn, NY. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Information Systems from Oral Roberts, University located in Tulsa, OK. Paula is currently married and resides in Iowa with her husband and twins (boy/girl). Paula is extremely active in her community as she is the Past President of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to minorities attending Iowa institutions as well as volunteers for many different community events. Paula also studies and trains martial arts and achieved her 2nd-degree black belt designation in August of 2018.