United States Leadership Training Expert
Raquel’s passion for leadership development originates from her background in global business development for an automotive component maker serving all major car producers, including Ford, VW, GM, Nissan, SAIC, Adient, and Toyota. It was through her work in automotive she received the honor of being named one of the most influential women in American manufacturing by the National Association of Manufacturers and earned the Minority Supplier Development award from Johnson Controls.
Hired as an agent of change for her company, Raquel was responsible for growing the automotive segment of the business from 3% to 60% of sales and had a leading role in establishing manufacturing plants in Mexico and China, as well as exploring Eastern European options. With the Chairman of the Board, she created and managed development programs for women employees of the company. In partnership with the Michigan Minority Council, Toyota and Johnson Controls served as a corporate mentor and business development champion for minority businesses seeking to serve the automotive supply chain.
Raquel's passion for excellence led her to partner with Crestcom, one of the training industry's most widely used management and leadership development programs among Fortune magazine’s “Most Admired Companies.” Development areas of focus include effective communication, customer service, managing change, negotiation, problem-solving, raising productivity, strategic thinking, and team building. Her experience, paired with Crestcom’s award-winning signature program, The Bullet Proof® Manager, helps people produce real business results.
Raquel earned a B.A. from the Loyola University of Chicago and a Master's degree from St. Xavier University of Chicago. On weekends, you'll find Raquel and her family playing music out and about with their music students. Raquel and her son Rory share a world title in Irish music ensemble playing and a passion for the joy and excitement it brings to their lives.
Understanding the Power of Collective Intelligence
The Art of Caring Leadership with author Heather R. Younger Full Transcript Below: Jenn DeWall: Hi Everyone! It is Jenn DeWall with The Leadership Habit podcast for Crestcom. On today's show, I sat down with Heather Younger. For those that may not know Heather...
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Minisode: Get Connected with Tamara Ghandour, Tyrone Holmes and Nora Burns, Featured Speakers at Crestcom’s Virtual Leadership Summit
Get to Know the Featured Speakers for Day 2 of Crestcom's Upcoming Virtual Leadership Summit! Jenn DeWall: Hi everyone! It's Jenn DeWall. And if you're tuning in with us each week, we know that you've invested in yourself and furthering your leadership journey. At...
"Raquel was very pleasant, easy to understand and very thorough. There were many things that I learned from this workshop that I could apply right away. I look forward to learning additional tools to help improve." Read More
, Director of Materials
"The training gave me tools to better manage people and will help me learn to better my management skills and prepare me for future change. I enjoyed putting a $ value to our ideas and have the time and the ability to work towards a plan to better myself and..." Read More
, Program Management/Business Development
"The training offered a format to identify issues and presented opportunities to resolve them. Structured format. Interactive. Flowed well." Read More
, Business Development Manager