Nobody's perfect, right? I know I try really hard every day and become frustrated with myself when I mess up or see that I could have done things better. In the midst of trying to navigate Corporate America, I sought out a mentor to help me find my way, and I found an amazing guide in Rhonda Shasteen. Rhonda made the journey from Administrative Assistant to Chief Marketing Officer at Mary Kay Cosmetics over a 26-year career before retiring in 2010. Needless to say, she knows a lot.
Rhonda's wisdom, savvy and business acumen make her the ideal person to look to for personal and professional insights. Rhonda has the perfect blend of leadership, diplomacy, and grace, making her one of the most well rounded executives I've had the pleasure to meet. On Friday September 9th, 2011, Rhonda and I will share some learnings that have come from our relationship that I captured in my book, Views from the 13th Floor: Conversations with My Mentor, when we present for the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter of the American Marketing Association Professional Development Special Interest Group. During the meeting, which will be held at the charming AMS Pictures, we will present our stories and some great tips on leadership, control, corporate politics, and effective communication, while offering ample time for attendees to ask their own pressing questions.
The DFW AMA has had the most positive and profound impact on my life, and is the very place where I met Rhonda almost five years ago, along with several other long-time friends and mentors. This special interest group is geared towards helping you advance in your career, so please take a moment to come learn from a truly accomplished master. You can!