Shelley K Morgan
Raised in a small farming community of 600 people in Central Illinois, it was a culture shock when I moved to a 35,000 student campus at the University of Illinois. When my mom dropped me off at the dormitory as a freshman, I knew I would have to survive for at least 6 hours...the time it would take for her to drive home, get my message and drive back. Seven years later, with degrees in engineering (MS, BS) and business administration (MBA), this journey into adulthood continued, full of opportunities to learn, practice and become fully self-supporting.
My life has consistently encompassed two elements: people and process. Coaching and mentoring others is a joy. Sharing my experiences of what has worked, and as importantly, what has not worked with others, is the way for me to pay forward what was passed on to me by others. Processes can be created for almost anything; from how to deploy a strategy (e.g., Hoshin Kanri,
Plan-Do-Check-Act) to providing meals for my family (menu plan, order grocery list according to store layout, shop, prepare, eat).
Its a gift and a curse.
Along the way, I have been taught that focusing on myself and investing the time and energy in that work results in being the best me as possible. I practice being authentic, balanced and of service. And as a result, today I am the best me yet.