To bring value to my employer through the use of my leadership, creativity, and team building expertise.
Farmers Insurance GroupJanuary 2014 to January 2015Agency Owner Kansas City, Kansas
Implemented no less than five marketing systems, including natural market, centers of influence, community events, internet/social media, and telemarketing to generate a strong book of business from the ground up in eight months.
This required strong self-motivation, calculated risk-taking, the ability to sell, and strong networking and communication skills.
Required Skills: Marketing - Developed and implemented multiple marketing systems including cold-calls, events, referral networks, business-to-business and person-to-person relationships.
Communication - Enhanced skills for the various types of communication including in person, large groups, phone, social media, events, written, and multi-media.
CRM - Utilized in house Customer Relationship Management platform, which helped to effectively contact and communicate with both current and potential clients.
Approximately 10% of my clients were gained through a CRM platform, while 100% of all potential clients receive regular communication from my office through the platform.
Networking - Proven ability to develop and foster strategic relationships for the expressed purpose of generating new business, developing my book of business from 0% growth through professional referrals to 20% growth through professional referrals.
Time-Bound Quotas - Developed skills to achieve high-reaching goals within strict time-bound frameworks.
Pastor, Presbyterian Church of StanleyJanuary 2008 to January 2014Overland Park, KS
Marketed to promote growth of membership and fundraising, requiring the supervision of multiple staff; budget development and oversight; recruiting and empowering dozens of volunteers; team-based community service and development; composition of proposals and developmental resources; and possessing excellent interpersonal and public verbal and written communication skills.
Required Skills: Budget Management - Successfully developed, planned, and executed annual budgets of $250k dispersed across 25 accounts for 5 years.
Debt Reduction - Successfully worked with Executive staff and Church Board to reduce $2M debt to $500k over 5 years.
Strategic Planning - Used strong communication skills to coach 7 teams consisting of 10 staff and up to 100 volunteers to achieve weekly, monthly, and annual operational objectives.
Marketing - Utilized written and verbal communication skills to effectively promote and execute weekly, monthly, and annual events including one annual neighborhood event drawing hundreds of neighborhood residents resulting in 2% membership growth and approximately .05% rise in the annual budget.
Logistics - Annually planned and executed over 100 local, national, and international service projects requiring budget development and management of up to $50k and as many as 30 people per project; coordination with local, national and international leaders and non-governmental organizations; arranging national and international travel, obtaining visas, clearing customs, transporting valuable and precious cargo over air, land and sea.
Pastor, Dundee Presbyterian ChurchJanuary 2005 to January 2008Omaha, NE
Budget Management - Successfully developed, planned, and executed annual budgets of $75k dispersed across 10 accounts for 3 years.
Strategic Planning - Used strong communication skills to effectively lead and coach 3 teams consisting of 5 full-time staff and up to 45 volunteers to develop and cohesively achieve weekly, monthly, and annual operational objectives.
Marketing - Effectively promoted, communicated, and executed weekly, monthly, and annual events to promote participation in and raise awareness and support for community development resulting in approximately 2% annual membership growth.
Logistics - Annually planned and executed regular local, national, and international service projects requiring budget development and management of up to $50k and as many as 30 people/project; coordination with local, national and international leaders and non-governmental organizations; arranging national and international travel, clearing customs, transporting valuable and precious cargo over air, land and sea Proficiencies Verbal and Written communication; Strategic planning; Budget development and execution; Adaptive leadership; Team building; Culturally astute; Internationally Aware; Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Publisher and comparable Apple software.