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What makes me tick

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What makes me tick

  1. 1. BRENNA HILL A Strategic Creative Marketing Professional What Makes Me Tick…
  2. 2. 20 Years Total Experience GENERAL BUSINESS Nonprofit Leadership MARKETING Management
  3. 3. As Government Contractor or via Temp Agency Where I’ve Worked
  4. 4. <ul><li>Deloitte & Touche </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with DC area Managing Partner on special projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked daily with industry and service partners on proposals, advertising, events, and other marketing needs. </li></ul><ul><li>KPMG </li></ul><ul><li>Worked directly with Mid-Atlantic Managing Partner (who also sat on the Board of Directors) – I wrote his speeches and presentations, produced anniversary video, edited his articles, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with industry leader partners on proposals, events, marketing materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Partnered with office managing partners (i.e., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh) to develop business development strategies, events, and processes. </li></ul><ul><li>Beers & Cutler </li></ul><ul><li>Reported to C-level executives (Chief Operating Officer and later Managing Partner). </li></ul><ul><li>Worked directly with founding partners and other partners on all marketing activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Partnered with media publisher on awards process (as sponsor). </li></ul><ul><li>AAHF </li></ul><ul><li>Reported to Board of Directors comprised of doctors; lawyers; entrepreneurs; business owners, philanthropists; radio & TV personalities; and former member of Congress. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with doctors, lawyers, lobbyists, advocates, NGO leaders, and politicians (state and federal) including members of Congress and their chief of staff. </li></ul>Who I’ve Worked With
  5. 5. Laugh Eliminate redundancies Be creative Collaborate Share information Get things done Respect my colleagues Solve problems Research, research, research Use a holistic approach At Work I Like To…
  6. 6. Listen Learn Collaborate Implement Improve Evaluate Create Strategize Accomplish My Approach
  7. 7. Well, here are a few of my results… In case you’re curious, I see a butterfly. Do You Like Tests?
  8. 8. I ntroversion, i N tuition, T hinking, J udgment INTJs are one of the rarest of the 16 personality types, and account for about 1-4% of the population I – Introversion . I expend energy in social situations (whereas extraverts gain energy). I also have a tendency to prefer initial brainstorming or problem-solving by myself (or with my whiteboard) rather than in a group situation. N – Intuition . I’m more abstract than concrete. I see the big picture first rather than the details and I get excited about future possibilities rather than immediate realities. T – Thinking . I value objective criteria above personal preference. When making decisions I generally give more weight to logic than to social considerations. I desperately want people and ideas to make sense. J – Judgment . While I'm flexible, I like to have a plan. I'm comfortable making decisive decisions. I get a sense of control by taking charge of all in my purview. Myers-Briggs I’m an INTJ
  9. 9. Keirsey Temperament I’m a Rational Rationals are very scarce, comprising as little as 7 to 10 percent of the population I would rather let my work speak for itself I'm introspective I'm pragmatic I have self-control My greatest strength is strategy I have a natural problem solving temperament I like to analyze things to understand how they work, so I can figure out to make them work better I try to find solutions that have application in the real world I'm more interested in the most efficient solution possible than egos I have an insatiable hunger to accomplish goals I will work tirelessly (and stubbornly) on a project I'm very logical I'm a fiercely independent thinker I believe obstacles can be overcome I value intelligence I take pride in my ingenious problem solving I seek to acquire and apply expertise I'm curious I'm imaginative
  10. 10. This original type place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. My Color Career Test I’m a Creator Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where Creators can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas. Creators enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Maverick Quick Thinking Expressive Intuitive Empathetic
  11. 11. Left Brain/Right Brain I’m a Right Brain My thought process can appear quite illogical and confusing. The problem-solving techniques that I use involve free association, which is often very innovative and creative. The routes taken to arrive at my conclusions are completely opposite to what a left-brained person would be accustomed. I’m more right-brained than left-brained. Which means that I’m known as a creative thinker who uses feeling and intuition to gather information. I tend to retain information through the use of images and patterns. I’m able to visualize the &quot;whole&quot; picture first, and then work backwards to put the pieces together to create the &quot;whole&quot; picture.
  12. 12. Career Planning Quiz My Style (Score - Blue) My strengths are building long term relationships with others that are based on trust and respect. I am sensitive to the individual needs and concerns of others and respond with great understanding and intuition to emotionally difficult situations. I'm good at making complex decisions because I take the time to carefully evaluate the options so I make the best decision the first time. An additional strength of people with a blue style score is they often think about the future and put plans and strategies in place that are focused on long term goals. My Interests (Score - Yellow) I like activities that allow me to gather information and then analyze it. I like systems that are organized so that there is a process that governs all activity. People with yellow interests enjoy spending their time managing the details that enable people and organizations function seamlessly.
  13. 13. In Conclusion
  14. 14. I believe that mistakes are part of life - and should be used as tool for growing. I take pride in minimizing errors but if one should happen - either directly by me or by a staff member under my supervision, I think it is necessary to take immediate responsibility, correct what can be corrected, and if apologies are in order, then by all means do so. Some people believe that owning up to an error is a weakness. I think that viewpoint misses the mark and they’re losing an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Pet Peeve
  15. 15. In a Nutshell I'm an experienced creative strategic thinker who is comfortable leading as well as collaborating. My diverse skill-set along with my experience and natural abilities, offers a unique perspective on marketing and communications initiatives that have an impact.
  16. 16. Thank You I hope you found this helpful in learning more about me. Please feel free to contact me at [email_address]

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