Head, Global Diversity, RBC Wealth Management
MY GREATEST STRENGTH
My greatest strengths are collaboration and engagement. I can’t be effective in my role if I’m not collaborating with and engaging key stakeholders around the organization and in the community.
My father, who passed away a few years ago, was and continues to be my inspiration. He always instilled in me and my siblings the knowledge that we could accomplish anything we set our minds to.
HOW I MOTIVATE OTHERS
I motivate others by encouraging and allowing them to use their creative talents, providing autonomy, and taking the opportunity to highlight and promote jobs well done.
OUR GREATEST CHALLENGE
The greatest issue facing the African-American community is the need to lend a hand of support to help others in the community succeed.
I give back by lending my time, talent and resources to organizations that directly support the community by providing education, paths to success, and job readiness skills for the unemployed or underemployed.
You have to learn how to adapt to change.
I maintain a healthy balance by making a conscious effort to take time for myself. As much as I enjoy my career, I also enjoy helping others, working out, and being involved in my church. So I make time to do it all.
I have learned that I’m driven most by helping others.
Don’t shy aware from opportunities that provide new and different challenges, regardless of the project scale. Every new challenge should be viewed as an opportunity to broaden your skill set. Also, be willing to make a move, whether it is to a new job, new organization, or a new city or state. Opportunities for advancement won’t always be in your backyard.