Dionna Appling has a Masters Degree in Business, specializing in Management Science and is Lean Six Sigma certified as well. In her work experience, Dionna noticed a trend of poor leadership, demotivated employees and dysfunctional work environments in various companies. She decided to start a consulting & coaching business, Business Advocates PRO, Inc. (BA PRO), to help companies overcome these issues. BA PRO helps small business owners & team managers transform toxic & dysfunctional company culture. The goals is simple: To help leaders create an engaging & high performing workplace where employees to come to work & do their best because they want to, not because they have to.
Dionna has been featured on fitsmallbusiness.com as a Company Culture expert. She has also been honored with opportunities of servicing clients in various industries including (but not limited to): school districts, administration, medical practices, and non-profit organizations.
Dionna is the creator of The Culture Building like a PRO Podcast where she shares practical tips, tools & resources to build a thriving culture, increase employee engagement, and develop leadership skills.
This episode we discuss:
Defining work culture
What constitutes a good leader
Improving work cultures in our districts where productivity and morale is slipping and retention rates and suffering
How to stay professional in a toxic environment