CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2020 SERIES
Location: Green Bay, WI, USA
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Brooke Cole is a project management professional. The married mother of three hails from Green Bay, Wisconsin (USA). She expertly and successfully balances home life with professional life and has done so for many years.
Brooke’s early career began in law enforcement where she served as a deputy with a local sheriff’s department, later switching gears as a probation and parole officer for the state of Wisconsin.
She soon answered the siren call of business life, switching careers to work at a local call center. Brooke’s second career was marked by a string of successes earning her a number of promotions and increased responsibilities and experiences from a calls specialist to eventually ascending to a position as training and quality manager.
Her experiences prepared her for a career in project management where she continues to excel and produce positive results for clients in industries including aerospace, airline, contact center, healthcare insurance, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, restaurant, consulting, energy, travel, analytics, medical manufacturing, human capital, automotive and hospitality.
As a project manager, Brooke consistently displays exceptional leadership, organizational, communication, delegation, assimilation and time management talents. She has a proven record of improving client and internal relations and project profitability through the application of her technical expertise, ability to think innovatively, plan strategically, utilize team coordination and nearly 20 years of project management experience.
What is your project management super power?
Being my clients TRUSTED ADVISOR through experience, education, attention to details and organization.
How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?
Organizations could be more accepting of longer maternity leaves, and taking risks on female job candidates that may have left the workforce for time to raise children.
As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?
listening, adaptability, flexibility
How do you recover from difficult situations?
Step away from work, find time to get my mind off that scenario and then come back to it. I appreciate a “lessons learned” call or survey, not to finger point, but to help individuals, including myself, mitigate challenges happening again.
What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?
Be honest, listen more – talk less, do not wait to confront.
Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?
Brilliant Teams, Thoughtful Clients and ability to showcase my experience to help garner success.
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