Track 4: Find Your Compass
Start in Stride: Acing Your First 6 Weeks!
Pam Fox Rollins, Principal & Executive Coach, IdeaShape
Pam Fox Rollin coaches executives and teams to lead even more effectively at companies throughout the Bay Area and across the world.
Drawing on 20 years of experience in strategy consulting, management education, team building, and leadership development, Pam is known as a dynamic speaker and valuable thought-partner to people leading their organizations through complex change.
* Coaches and consults with CXO through Director levels in technology, consulting, healthcare, government, and NGOs. Pam works across functions with particular depth in coaching CMOs and their teams.
* Guides operating leaders and internal OD in designing and implementing programs that enable people at all levels to embrace and deliver strategic change.
* Facilitates team building by helping members make the most of strengths and differences to achieve high performance, and helps business units and senior teams onboard new leaders successfully.
Pam earned an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where she later consulted for eight years as a Guest Fellow and Master Coach. She has been Senior Facilitator for several courses, including the class alumni rate most valuable: Interpersonal Dynamics. She has also served as a featured lecturer and facilitator for executive education. Pam holds a Bachelor’s with Highest Honors in Organization Studies from the University of California, Davis.
With a deep commitment to community service, Pam has served on boards and led initiatives for Bay Area organizations in food banking, women’s health, and leadership development.
Pam’s book, 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role: The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or Manager, (October 2012) made Amazon’s Top 10 in Management & Leadership and is being hailed as the essential pocket guide for leaders.
Knowing When It Is Time to Move On
Maria Cannon, Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization, Partner Business Management, Cisco
As the Vice President of Partner Business Management for Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization, Maria Cannon leads a diverse global organization comprised of nearly 200 employees who represent the Partner perspective across Cisco. Maria’s group is chartered with managing the strategies and programs that develop and enable Cisco Partners. Through innovative practices aligned to foster enhanced engagement, education and Partner readiness, Maria and her Partner Business Management team optimize success for the world’s best partnerships and place priority on business simplification.
Maria joined Cisco as Vice President of Systems Engineering for the Enterprise Sales Operation serving as the US West Area Vice President of Enterprise Sales before taking the helm of Cisco’s Worldwide Distribution Operations Organization.
Prior to joining Cisco, Maria spent six years at Dell Inc. as Vice President of the Advanced Systems Group. She came to Dell via the acquisition of Convergent Technologies, where she was Vice President of Sales. During Maria’s tenure at Dell, she accelerated Dell’s growth and market leadership in the corporate server market. Previous to her tenure at Dell, Maria held the position of General Manager, Enterprise NetServer Division for HP.
Maria has served as a board member of National Action Council Minority Engineering (NACME), the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and serves on the Advisory Board for the College of Business at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She has been named to CRN’s “Power 100: The Most Powerful Women of the Channel” and “Women of the Channel” and is a recipient of the “America’s Top Diversity Champions for 2012” by DiversityBusiness.com.
Maria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
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Elena Noble, Northern California Regional Field Manager, $tart $mart/WAGE Project, AAUW Pleasant Hill-Martinez
Elena Noble is a retired California Educator who, as a member of American Association of University Woman( AAUW), works on behalf of The National WAGE Project to present $tart $mart Classes to graduating college students.