This session will address the topic of building a professional reputation in the workplace and community. It will also address the things you can control in your sphere of influence to manage and maintain positive perceptions of you.
Participant Learning Objectives:
- How to build your professional brand
- Managing performance, image and exposure
- Self-awareness professional development tools
Dion Ferrell is an avid competitor driven to succeed in all walks of life and has committed himself to translate success in one area of life to another. A master fixer, Dion gravitates to challenges and is motivated by solving complex business challenges, creating winning solutions, developing others and inspiring self and others to do great things.
In the last 15 years, Dion has worked with multiple Fortune 500 organizations multinationally, with brands like Ford Motor, Johnson & Johnson, and Herman Miller. He has had a diversity of industry experiences including: Automotive, Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products, Medical Devices and most recently Furniture. He has a proven leadership track record in multiple areas of Supply Chain Management, Global Procurement, Engineering, Operations, External Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement, Due Diligence and Business Development.Through proven innovative strategy development and deployment, Dion has contributed a total of $91Million to organizations’ bottom line within the past three years and has previous experience managing top-line growth of $250 Million.
Dion enjoys community involvement and volunteerism activities. He has had long standing relationships with Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and Urban League along with coaching athletics for children and youth. He is an esteemed alumnus of Ferris State University, in Big Rapids, Michigan, where he received three technical/engineering degrees. Over his professional career, Dion has actively worked in rebranding himself from his technical background into developing himself as a business leader within commercial areas of the business.
Dion and his wife Lakisha, an e-Business Consultant with Wells Fargo, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan with their five young children. They both enjoy attending musical festivals, spending quality family time, competitive team sports and water activities.