Complementing my interviews, today’s Author Spotlight, the four hundred and seventh, is of business motivator and non-fiction author Maxine Attong. If you would like to take part in an author spotlight, take a look at author-spotlights.
Maxine Attong is passionate about people. This is embodied in her personal vision of “enhancing the lives of the people with whom she comes in contact”. Maxine collaborates with clients first to raise mindfulness and awareness of issues then to develop and implement strategies aligned to the organization’s vision. The approach follows from her personal beliefs that people are creative, intelligent and want to do better.
She has been leading teams in medium and small organizations for the last two decades both in organizational settings and in her private coaching and facilitation practice. She has helped organizations come to consensus, overcome the perils of ineffective leadership, redesign processes to suit changing environments and manage the internal chaos that is inherent in strategy implementation.
Maxine is a Gestalt Organizational Development practitioner who intervenes at the organizational, team, dyadic or individual level. As a Certified Professional Facilitator she facilitates workshops and meetings for work teams and other groups to come to decisions that everyone can live with. As a Productive Thinker, she uses facilitation to engage teams in the Strategic Planning process and develop relevant strategies that are aligned to the organization’s mission and vision.
In her role as a Certified Evidence-based Coach, she provides safe and confidential environments in which her clients can achieve business or personal goals. She specializes in transition which, In business, translates to executive coaching, working with recent promotions, new hires (on boarding), and employees who may present an organizational challenge.
These practices are firmly rooted in strong business context by her over twenty years’ experience as a Certified Management Accountant
Maxine is the author of two books. Her first book – Change or Die – The Business Process Improvement Manual – shares her “ENGAGE” Business Process Improvement methodology that empowers teams to effectively redesign processes regardless on the industry within which they operate
In her second book, Lead Your Team To Win – Achieve Optimal Performance by creating a Safe Space for Employees, Maxine details how she created a safe space for team members to excel both within the organizational context and in their personal lives.
Maxine is a graduate of The University of the West Indies and currently works as Director – Strategic Planning and Integration at Aon.
And now from the author herself: