Creating human capital by aligning strategy with people, language, and culture.

Multilingual HR and organizational development specialist. Language coach / trainer and cultural advocate. MBA in International Human Capital Management. Teaching English as a Foreign Language / TEFL certification July 2015 (business English concentration). Excellent communicator with strong leadership and technology skills. Natural ability to build and direct cohesive, productive groups. Contagious enthusiasm and passion.

Key Deliverables: Develop and demonstrate progressive, global communication skills, attitudes, and professional ability. Expand upon existing practices to implement innovative, contemporary curricula and resources. Help individuals and organizations develop cross-cultural human capital.

  • Specialties: Human resources, training / education, employee engagement / retention, language arts, writing, process improvement, organizational development, and project management
  • Languages: Native / Fluent English; Conversational French; basic Spanish, Romanian, and Bulgarian
  • Work Permit: Eligible to reside and work in Europe as the spouse of an EU / EEA / Schengen citizen; EU Blue Card applicant
  • Open to travel and relocation


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Language and Teaching Sabbatical, European Union, Mar 2015 – Present
  • Gain experience with new languages / cultures throughout European Union.
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language / TEFL certification (business English concentration with 6+ hours observed adult teaching experience).

Corporate Payroll Services, Norcross, GA
Director of Special Projects, July 2013 – Mar 2015
  • Conducted employee engagement analysis, operations auditing, and process development.
  • Provided expertise and training for new product development, talent acquisition, and strategic management initiatives.
  • Implemented psychometric assessments to enhance job candidate quality and employee allocation.
  • Served as corporate coach, implementing the Franklin Covey "Four Disciplines of Execution" (4DX) approach to goal-oriented, lean operations.
  • Designed and administered automated job application and résumé / CV management systems (HRIS).
  • Administered proprietary time and attendance management system (sales, support, and training).

Fire Consulting International, Inc., Merriam, KS (telecommute)
Operations and Development Manager, Oct 2010 – Dec 2012
  • Created and managed multi-million dollar startup division (first major contract within three months).
  • Served as sole architect of industry-leading operations software suite (PHP, HTML, and MySQL).
  • Directed all human resources, marketing, contract negotiation, and operations.
  • Conducted in-depth budget/financial analysis for new clients and marketing.
  • Served as primary contact for all client and vendor relations.

Self Employed, Atlanta, GA
Freelance Management Consultant and Website Designer, June 2006 – Oct 2010
  • Provided project management, organizational development, and information systems consulting.
  • Conducted peer review, content editing, Website development, and graphic design services.
  • Designed, authored, and implemented operations manuals, standard operating procedures, fundraising programs, and training / education for non-profit organizations.

Fire Consulting International, Inc., Merriam, KS
MIS Manager, Apr 2001 – June 2006
  • Designed, installed, and maintained all computer and telephone networks.
  • Hired, trained, and managed contractors, vendors, and employees.
  • Served as technical expert during corporate dissolution and startup of new companies.
  • Provided ongoing training, project management, and Website design independently through 2010.

EDUCATION

TEFL Toulouse; Toulouse, France (IATQuO)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, Business English Concentration, Jul 2015

Bellevue University; Bellevue, NE
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in International Human Capital Management, Nov 2014 (EQF Level 7)
  • Bachelors of Science (BS) in Information Systems Management, Jan 2006 (EQF level 6)

VOLUNTEER / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Alliance Française d'Atlanta and Atlanta Greek Festival
Cultural Advocate and Assistant, Oct 2006 – Mar 2015
  • Promote adult education and provide cultural advocacy, public relations, fundraising, sales, and vendor management at a variety of festivals and events

Yaarab Shrine Flying Fez
Lieutenant Commander, Jun 2006 - Dec 2010
  • Coordinated public relations, fundraising, administrative, and membership activities.
  • Personally raised over $10,000 USD in one year from private individuals (fundraising).
  • Authored and implemented operating procedures, by-laws, and operations manuals.

ADDED VALUE

Computer Skills:    Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint), HTML, PHP, and Photoshop
Certifications:    Microsoft Certified Professional: Support and Troubleshooting (2008); Gold-level "WorkReady" Certification by ACT (2013); U.S. Private Pilot License (2004)
Affiliations:    Society for Human Resource Management, World Chamber of Commerce, French American Chamber of Commerce, Alliance Française, Swiss American Society, Goethe- Zentrum German Cultural Center, and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Honors / Awards:    Bellevue University Dean's List, Chaplain's Leadership Award, School of Instruction Excellence, U.S. Space Academy Graduation Wings, 5th Place in the Concours National de Français, and multiple Scholastic French awards