Elaine T. Jackson
CELEBRATING WOMEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 2020 SERIES
Location: Baldwinville, Massachusetts, Worcester County, USA
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Elaine Jackson (BS, PMP, GPM-b) is a highly proficient Project Manager who teaches project managers, senior executives, business leaders proven techniques that lead to successful and confident project delivery! Her 17+ years of experience training, consulting, and coaching involves driving a comprehensive understanding of project management and exploration of creative approaches that add insightful value to project solutions.
(bachelors in Biology) BS from Fordham University
(project management) PMP in 2008
(sustainability certification) GPM-b in 2013
17+ years Toastmasters professional speaker
25+ years of expertise delivering technical and motivational conference presentations
Her programs cover innovative project management approaches to confirm corporate protocols and business processes assist corporations and small businesses.
What is your project management super power?
As a Holistic Project Manager I am proud of the ability to make what is complex seem easy and fun.
Learners that at one time hated math – become reborn math enthusiasts with our support.
I possess the gift to make people laugh and forget all worries.
I was a comedian in a past life.
How can gender diversity be improved in the project management profession?
It would be a great event to host a workshop where one applies gender images to work responsibilities and acts out that role – exposing bias thoughts they hold for others.
Open and honest discussions.
Discussions to explain and correct behaviors that lead to more powerful project manager interactions between the genders.
As the profession evolves, what skills do you think will be key for future success?
Over time project managers will need to know many skills, technical and non-technical, to be able to add value to projects and to interact and communicate with the various stakeholders.
How do you recover from difficult situations?
I recover from difficult situations by using time and resources proven to work for others.
I attempt to be a strong source of accurate knowledge and share that knowledge with others.
Believe in the concept of ‘paying-it-forward’ when helping and interacting with others.
What are your tips and techniques for conflict resolution?
Be fair in all that I do and say I will do.
I make every attempt to keep my word and demand that same level of dedication from others.
When a conflict occurs I am most likely to want to resolve it much sooner than later.
Unknowns and hidden agendas do not work for my management approach.
My expressions – facial, body position, verbal, tonality all convey an intensity that encourages conflicts to be resolved very quickly.
My 12+ years expertise in martial arts has granted me the ability to be disciplined in all areas to help resolve the conflict in a professional manner and leave room for continued positive relations.
My best approach is to use emotional intelligence skills and appropriate amounts of time to adjust to conflicts as they occur.
Which 3 words best describe why you enjoy being a project manager?
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