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SANDRA A. SHELTON

BA, MEd, CTACC

BETTER RELATIONSHIPS, BETTER DECISIONS, BETTER BUSINESS

As iron sharpens iron, we sharpen each other.

Sandra is and has always been about relationships: the core of leadership, communication, customer service, conflict resolution, great decisions, hiring, turnarounds and virtually any business issue. Capt. Alan Bean, former Astronaut talks about a relationship principle as the biggest thing he learned while being at NASA in an article that appeared in the Fort Worth Press, Sept 19-25, 2016:

“Before, I didn’t know how to be a good teammate,” he said. “I was telling (fellow Apollo 12 astronaut) Pete Conrad in the simulator one day about someone who wasn’t a good teammate, and he said, ‘Well, maybe it’s you… He said, ‘You got to find a way to admire and care for the people you work with, the people you are around,’” Bean said. “I said, ‘You’re kidding.’

“It took me a while to learn that, but it’s the truth. You need to get to know people better and care about the people you surround yourself with to be a good teammate. That’s the No. 1 thing I learned in my 18 years with NASA.”

We are human beings in organizations wishing to balance life and work so that one does not overcome the other. For more than 3 decades and over 3000 presentations in 15 countries, Sandra’s ingenious StrengthBank And its COMMUNICATION WorkOuts continue to redefine and stay on the cutting edge of today’s healthy workplace relationship needs. Sandra “soundbites” her paradigm as “people skills “workouts” to “work in” more fulfilling lives at work and at home. The tool “works out” meaningful relationships in performance and engagement to achieve excellence in quality, service, personal leadership, and sustainability. As Max Depree puts it: “leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible … more of weaving of relationships than an amassing of information.” People who understand and seek great relationships first do extraordinary things.

Sandra delights audiences and tells it like it is. From the platform, she has a personable attraction factor that draws in even the most resistant participant. Her zest, enthusiasm, and high commitment are contagious as she brings organizations to a new level of engagement with employees (and customers) - still a high need according to ongoing surveys from The Gallup Organization that say, “…actively disengaged workers are costing US businesses $300 billion a year in productivity losses…” Individuals in Sandra’s sessions find themselves poised in real time to apply specific, forward steps to the job tomorrow morning.

A favorite quote from Sandra: A business becomes known and creates a legacy from what it encourages in its workforce within and beyond the organization’s influence.

Extending leadership and engagement skills to the upcoming generation of workers, Sandra is founder and CEO of StrengthBank Inc., Currently serving as Executive Director, she certifies volunteer business people to mentor high school youth. The mentors apply the relationship success paradigm during high school advisory periods twice a Month.

Overall, Sandra steps onto the speaker’s platform to lift her audiences to a new awareness of where they can find better relationships, better decisions, better business.