Thank you for coming to my Resume Website.   I love helping people and I love coming up with creative solutions.   I have a dynamic combination of Business, Creative, Technical, Analytical, and Interpersonal skills.   I am a Level 5 Leader (w/MBA) that takes a Total Systems Approach to Develop Creative Long-Term Solutions and Build Teams.   Small Business and Non-Profit Consultant - Marketing, OD, Business Strategist & Analyst; Systems Engineering Scientist, Director of Technology, Website Developer, Writer, and Project Manager - That's me, plus more.

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Positive Psychology

I started studying Positive Psychology about 11 years ago with my first reading of Martin Seligman's Learned Optimism. Since that time, I've been reading and watching books and videos on the subject consistently. As much as I've loved science, business, and technology, psychology is my passion, and if I can work it into my schedule a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology will probably be my next degree. Positive Psychology is a relatively new focus of study and I expect that in the next 15-20 years it will have a major impact on all businesses.

Innovative companies already understand that helping people live happy, successful, balanced lives is a win-win. People want to work for companies that care about their employees and in turn the companies benefit from engaged, happy employees. I'm sure many books and studies will be written done over the next decade that will help shape the future of organizations big and small. This will become a core competitive advantage for some organizations, and it will cause other organizations to close.

Positive Psychology ties directly into my Level 5 Leadership style. Many of the discoveries can be used directly or modified to business. Having gratitude has a major positive benefit to people who see and practice it. Learning that how you think about things is more important than the actual things that happen in your life is another key to a well-balanced life. And taking regular breaks to rest and recover during the day is also an essential finding of positive psychology over the last 10 years.

Employees who flourish are going to be healthier and contribute more to an organization. Building in as many factors of PERMA (Positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishments) into a job will increase productivity and reduce turnover. The field of Positive Psychology in relation to business is a field that will explode over the next two decades. With my experience, I know that I can bring a lot of my understanding and ideas from Positive Psychology into an organization and help make everyone and the project more successful. On this measure alone I will make a significant positive impact on any organization that I join and that will have positive long-term effects that will increase an organizations bottom line.

"Positive Psychologists seek to find and nurture genius and talent, and to make normal life more fulfilling."

 

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Here is my current 2015 Resume and Cover Letter.

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This is what I can do for you.
But what's most important is not any individual thing, but the combination of all of these things.


Project Management

Project Management

Project Management and Support. I've led many cross-functional teams throughout my career. Effectively communicating and motivating others toward a common goal have been two of the keys to my success as a project manager.

Organizational Development

Organizational Development

Change management. I love working with teams to develop and implement new programs that lead to long-term positive organizational development. Developing new programs and procedures to help create a better future for everyone.

Small Business Consulting

Small Business and Non-Profit Consulting

Dietrich Designs And Solutions - we do almost everything. Marketing, Advertisting, Organizational Development, Project Management and Suppport, Business Strategy and Development. I love bringing my experience and insight to new clients to help them succeed.

Total Systems Approach

Total Systems Approach

Balancing the big picture with the details, the short-term crisis with the long-term impact. Integrating business with technology, marketing with engineering, research and development with manufacturing. Being able to look at the market and see opportunities. Understanding what is and creating a Vision of what can be.

Level 5 Leadership

Level 5 Leadership

A Level 5 Leader is a person who focuses on the team, on the project, not on their potential gains from taking on a leadership role. Someone who puts the project, the team, before themselves. These types of leaders produce the best results not only in terms of output, but in terms of team performance and employee job satisfaction.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology - Positive Leadership

Positive Psychology is a passion of mine. Helping people to be happy and to flourish and to see things in a different life is the most rewarding work I do. My positive attitude is contagious and I'm always looking focusing on solutions, not problems, because what is most important is not what happens to us but how we deal with it.

Creativity

Creativity

Can Creativity and Intuition be taught? Creativity can be your greatest resource. You must hire and nurture every talented and creative person you can find. Creatives will drive your business. They will see things that others can't, and create solutions when things seem impossible. This is an organizations most valuable asset.

Systems Engineering Scientist

Systems Engineering Scientist

Working with Research and Development, Manufacturing, Field Service. Effectively communicating with Scientists, Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Industrial Engineering to Design, Evaluate, and Develop the Advia:Centaur at Bayer. I completed the Risk Analysis (FTA/FMECA) on the blood analyzer for the FDA.

Website Development

Responsive Web Design

Fully Customized Responsive Websites. For many of my clients I develop WordPress websites and train them how to update and maintain them. For some it's fully customized, programmed HTML5/CSS3 websites with SEO.