February Member Spotlight—Kalpana Patel

For the February Member Spotlight, we are featuring Kalpana Patel, Excellence Management Consulting, LLC.

Kalpana is a management consultant, developing leaders through group training workshops, individual coaching, and is a key-note speaker. She has been enriched with experiential learning during a successful career of 40 years, of which the first 10 years were teaching under-graduate college physics. During her 30-year corporate career, she has held several leadership positions, building and grooming teams of young professionals from the ground up, including the development and leading of offshore teams, in various industry verticals, including telecommunications, healthcare, cyber-security, banking and education. She works with executive leadership and organizations at all stages of growth, in areas of business planning and strategy, organizational development, leadership development, crisis management, operational best practices, project and change management, Her passion is to add value specifically to women professionals in the technology area. She volunteers her time offering services to local non-profit community organizations, specifically catering to women professionals. Her consulting firm is a Wiley authorized partner for Everything DISC personality assessments and Five Behaviors of a Team program offerings.

What tip or tool has helped you in your business?
“The Main Thing is to keep The Main thing the Main thing” In our daily lives, juggling between business and other priorities, we find ourselves typically stressed, pressed for time, and perpetually in a “revolving door” situation. In an effort to keep to a schedule and clock-driven day, it is easy to lose perspective of our long term vision and we may overlook the difference between what seems urgent but is unimportant, and what may not yet be urgent but is extremely important. I have developed some best practices of living a compass based model and getting away from the conventional clock driven mode has helped me and my clients stay on course with the long term, while being more balanced and fulfilled in our daily life.
What’s a favorite quote that you’d like to share & inspire other members?
“The difference between where we are and where we want to be is created by changes we are willing to make in our lives” – John C. Maxwell “A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.” ― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
What is your go-to business, mindset or productivity book that has helped you in your life and business?
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
Tell us about your next upcoming business event so that we can share it with our members and followers.
I am a speaker at the following upcoming events: 1. Women in Technology Monthly Meeting – Hyatt Regency Princeton – Career Management in the Digital World – February 28, 2020 2. Walnut Club – Philadelphia – Leadership Gold For Women – April 2, 2020 3. Project Management Institute, New Jersey – Somerset Palace, Somerset- Managing Difficult Conversations – May 4, 2020 4. Starting a Mastermind Group in April on Personal Growth for Professionals – 5 week series – details to follow (webinar)

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