Reinventing Yourself with Rona Mackenzie

Are you one of many people today who are reinventing their future? Perhaps it is time for a career change, a new challenge, maybe a greater sense of wellbeing. Maybe you feel stuck with what to do next or have been offered new options to consider?

If any of these ring true for you then do join us for a conversation with Rona Mackenzie, who has evolved her career to pursue a variety of exciting opportunities.

Rona’s career has developed from the world of school leadership and management to Chief Operating Officer of a luxury jewellery company, a senior sales role in cyber security and today her dream consultancy role with the Inspirational Development Group supporting the growth of the next generation of global leaders.

Having reinvented my own career on a number of occasions I am anticipating a great conversation with Rona that could give you lots of inspiration and ideas as you transform your own future.

This episode will be airing live on 17th December 2021 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Rona Mackenzie:

Rona spent twenty years in education, working in six local authorities in an array of roles which included a full range of responsibilities across all facets of school leadership and management.

Whilst working full time, Rona completed a Masters in Educational Disadvantage and SEN and a Doctorate in Education at The University of Birmingham. She holds the National Professional Qualification for School Leadership and the Professional Qualification for School Inspectors, conducting Ofsted inspections in the secondary school sector.

In 2013, Rona was appointed as the founding Principal of Lincoln UTC and opened the new 14-19 college, socializing

in Science and Engineering. Her work focused on the holistic development of students, enabling their personal, technical and academic growth.

Rona returned to university in January 2017 and completed an MBA prior to moving into industry. She spent over three years as Chief Operating Officer for a luxury jewellery company, and subsequently worked in cyber security as Director of Business Development.

In November 2021 Rona joined the Inspirational Development Group as a Senior Consultant. Rona’s role includes a focus on the next generation of global leaders, combining her passions for youth education, leadership, and talent development…it’s a dream job!

This episode will be airing live on 17th December 2021 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper is a business elevation strategist, executive coach, mentor and facilitator who transforms the performance of leaders, teams and builds highly engaged workforces. He is renowned for his deep presence, experience around people and culture. facilitation of transformational conversations and extensive global network.

Chris has hosted the weekly ‘Business Elevation Show’ for 10 years and is frequently interviewed across a variety of media. A fellow of the Professional Speaking Association (UK) he speaks on topics such as ‘Elevating Leadership’, ‘Engagement’, and his co-authored book  ‘The Power to Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It or Not) published by Perigee (Penguin Random House (New York)). Chris previously held a variety of senior leadership roles at Punch, United Biscuits and Mars Inc and sold his share of a successful consultancy practice.

His latest venture ‘The Elevation Collective’ is an exclusive network for international change makers. Chris lives with his wife and two teenage boys in Leicestershire, England.

This episode will be airing live on 17th December 2021 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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