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Disrupting Divorce: Conversations for Women

Nov 20, 2020

In this episode, Rhonda welcomes Laura Mael, Director of Talent and People Development at Pareto’s Talent, about the DISC assessment as a tool for determining personality styles.

Laura shares several tips on better communication:

  1. It will be ok. You will get through this. The most important thing is to be aware of during this time is how you are communicating.
  2. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
  3. Communication is all about energy and the amount of energy it takes to communicate is enormous.

DISC stands for:

        D - Dominance

        I  - Influence

        S - Steady

        C - Correctness

Understanding DISC allows you to determine your personality styles and personality styles of those around you so you could:

  1. Understand how people are different
  2. Develop confident self-awareness
  3. Modify your behavior based on the other person’s style

Contact Information and Other Resources

Our guest today was Laura Mael, Director of Talent and People Development at Pareto’s Talent, a division of Lift Consulting.

By working directly with CEOs and their leadership teams, Laura seeks to partner with companies to identify their talent needs, provide support through sourcing, recruiting, and assessment of candidates, to make a measurable impact on the company’s bottom line.

Laura uncovered her passion for talent management and consulting when working as the Career Services Director for a local media school. While there she built a multi-channel department assisting individuals around the country in finding the media career of their dreams through her employer partnerships. Before joining Pareto’s Talent and Lift Consulting, founded her own career strategy company, Career Solutions by Laura, assisting individuals to craft their professional career stories and develop career packages to present to potential employers. Partnering with Lift Consulting has allowed her to expand services beyond individuals and add a full range of career strategy and recruitment offerings for business organizations as well.

Based in Wisconsin, Laura has worked with individuals and employers around the country. Her background spans 30 years and multiple industries including banking, insurance, consumer advocacy, non-profit, marketing/PR, and business strategy. When working with clients Laura’s focus is on being a partner they can trust and rely on and who is a committed to their success as they are. Clients enjoy working with Laura because of her insights, creativity, patience and perseverance.

When not working with clients, Laura enjoys time in the outdoors hiking, biking, and just about any water sport. A lifelong resident of the Madison, WI area she is an active member in multiple community organizations where she often speaks on a variety of topics including:

        * Talent Strategy

        * Career Development

        * Planning and Goal Setting

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Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®

Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.

In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women’s money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadership and overcoming financial myths. Her speaking experience includes: GE Healthcare, UWM Women’s Leadership Conference and Marquette Law School. In addition, she has appeared on Fox6 News, Real Milwaukee, and Morning Blend. Her dynamic and inspirational style leaves women with a sense of empowerment.

Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®

CEO | The Women's Financial Wellness Center | (262) 522-1502

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