Shammara Estrada

Unveiling the Magic of Hybrid Facilitation
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Why what happens behind the scenes has a direct impact on the success of a meeting As the world continues to adapt to new ways of working in this post-COVID era, hybrid meetings have emerged as a captivating act for...
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Three Leadership Insights into Psychological Safety and Team Success
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Imagine the following scenario: You are in a meeting with ten other coworkers. Your team leader sets forth a plan for an upcoming deadline. The deadline is unrealistic, and you know it. You want to say something, but this team...
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Enneagram in the Workplace
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Empowering teams through insight and self-discovery What is the Enneagram? The word "Enneagram" comes from the Greek words ennea, meaning “nine,” and gram, meaning “what is written or drawn.” The Enneagram is an ancient typology that consists of nine distinct...
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Connection before content: Using the check-in effectively before starting a meeting
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Understanding where your teammates are can help improve the outcome In March 2020, I had the pleasure of facilitating a value engineering workshop with Marne Maykowskyj, who had recently joined VMS. During one of our breaks, she shared with me...
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VMS Hires Director for Growing Manufacturing-Focused Team
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Javier Masini, CVS, CPCEDirector VMS welcomes Javier Masini, CVS, CPCE. Javier has more than 20 years of experience in value engineering (VE), tear-down analysis, lean, and six sigma for the manufacturing and construction industries including automotive, healthcare and electronic consumer...
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VMS Promotion Announcement
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We are excited to announce the promotion of Jessica Combs to Director of Program Management. Jessica Combs,Director of Program Management In her 20 years with VMS, Jessica has held many roles within the firm—from value management assistant to technical editor,...
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VMS Promotion Announcement
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We are excited to announce two promotions–David Eisenberg, CVS, CSSBB, CQA, CMQ/OE to Vice President and Ashley Houser, MSOD, VMA to Senior Organization Development Consultant. David Eisenberg, Vice President David has been with VMS since 2018, leading value studies as...
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VMS Promotion Announcement
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KC Cloyd, Director of Information Technology We are excited to announce the promotion of KC Cloyd to Director of Information Technology. KC joined VMS in 2020 to manage information technologies and help keep VMS running smoothly as the firm transitioned...
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VMS Promotion Announcement
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Ashley Carson, Senior Vice President After 16 years of growth with VMS, we are thrilled to announce the promotion of Ashley Carson, MSOD, ACC, CVS, LEED Green Associate to Senior Vice President overseeing the firm’s value management (VM) and organization...
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