ASQ Baltimore Section 502 November 2022 Virtual Dinner Meeting is scheduled for November 8, 2022.

Our Guest Speakers are Jennifer Ralston & Michelle Nellum who will discuss the following topic:

Program: Ikagai – Sense of Self-Worth; Finding Your Purpose

Tutorial: Ikagai –Finding Your Purpose

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai—a reason for living. And according to the residents of the Japanese village with the world’s longest-living people, finding it is the key to a happier and longer life. Having a strong sense of ikigai—where what you love, what you’re good at, what you can get paid for, and what the world needs all overlap—means that each day is infused with meaning. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s also the reason many Japanese never really retire (in fact there’s no word in Japanese that means retire in the sense it does in English): They remain active and work at what they enjoy, because they’ve found a real purpose in life—the happiness of always being busy.

Jennifer Ralston is the CEO and President of HKPO Lean Six Sigma Experts. Ralston is a multifaceted Executive with a unique blend of experience in C Suite Mentoring and Coaching, Quality Management, Process Improvement, Process Engineering, Regulatory, Pharmaceutical, Quality Auditing, Software Quality, Project and Program Management, Change Management, Business and Strategic Planning, Innovation, Entrepreneurialism, and Lean Six Sigma. Ralston has worked with many Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. Ralston is also an Examiner, Licensed Affiliate and Certified Facilitator for the Shingo Institute – a Leader in World Class Companies.

Michelle Nellum is a former educator and cheerleading coach that transitioned from teaching into the corporate world by becoming a computer trainer for the House of Representatives and various corporations across the DMV. She entered into the Intel Community and Dept of Defense by accepting a position at Raytheon, introducing the problem solving methodology of Lean Six Sigma. She quickly recognized how valuable these tenets were in assisting leaders with their hardest problems - which sometimes was actually themselves. Next, she joined the executive team at Detica, Inc serving customers at home and abroad: Identifying alignment gaps and root cause to establish organizational structures, skills assessments and corporate synchronization; Increasing productivity and effectiveness in accordance with mandated timelines and budgetary restrictions, establishing roadmaps for business process, assisting clients to identify and solve their own success barriers and provide an educated and motivated workforce for meeting their customer’s needs.

News Baltimore Section 11/07/2022 8:55pm CST


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