At FocusWorks Consulting Group, we are honored to have the strength and experience cultivated from a number of outstanding individuals that continue to redefine success in consulting fields at every opportunity. We are pleased to share with you the bios of some of our esteemed team leaders.
Roberta Scott Pettis is passionate about developing people and organizations which led her to co-found FocusWorks Consulting Group. As a dedicated and innovative thought leader, she has over 20 years of experience in training and development, organizational effectiveness, human resources, financial services and hospital business office operations. Roberta found her passion for training and developing while serving as Director of Education and Training at HCA, Hospital Corporation for America, where she was able to lead numerous individuals and teams in leadership development, new system implementations and customer service initiatives.
Roberta is certified in several areas and has the proven abilities in the following areas:
Roberta feels strongly about community service and is actively involved with several organizations that serve the Nashville community. In 2008, Roberta received the Frist Humanitarian Employee Award while at HCA for her work in the Nashville community. Roberta also made time to serve her community of Nashville as Executive Board and Chair of Corporate Partners for the National Black MBA Association, on the Advisory Board for Tennessee State University’s College of Health Science, Board Member and Chairman of Strategic Planning for Girls on the Run International, and Executive Board and HR Chairman for Nashville’s Sexual Assault Center.
Roberta holds a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee State University and a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and Planning in a joint program with Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University.
Mr. Kinslow is a dynamic and innovative leader, motivational speaker, facilitator, mediator, sound business developer, critical thinker, legal advocate, organizational infrastructure advisor and problem-solver. He has worked with all levels of management in resolving organizational issues and achieving business objectives. His main goal is to assist businesses to become more operationally efficient, team-oriented and highly successful.
Mr. Kinslow has over 19 years of professional and military experience and operates in the following areas:
Mr. Kinslow currently serves as Vice President of Operations for FocusWorks Consulting Group, LLC, a training and development company he helped found with FocusWorks President Roberta Scott Pettis. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Kinslow obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law (Nashville, Tennessee). He also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey) along with certificates (minors) in African-American and American Studies. Mr. Kinslow has obtained a certificate in Leadership Facilitation Skills from Development Dimensions International (DDI) and a certificate in Law of Data Security & Investigations from Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC).
Mr. Kinslow loves working with people and makes time to serve on the board of directors for Park Center and the Spruce Street Community Development Corporation. His previous board participation includes the board of directors for the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center and the Stormwater Management Committee for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
Mr. Kinslow resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his lovely wife, Rhonda, and four children. He enjoys spending quality time with his family, coaching his children in sporting activities, playing intramural sports, traveling and watching movies.
Rhonda brings 15 years of legal experience to FocusWorks having served small businesses, corporate clients, governmental entities and individuals in a variety of civil legal areas. While practicing law for many years, Rhonda has honed her skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and critical thinking. Her desire is to provide outstanding results for her clients in the most efficient manner possible.
Rhonda is a critical thinker, strong legal advocate, organizational infrastructure and business advisor and problem-solver. She has worked on a wide range of matters from managing complex litigation to handling small business disputes.
Rhonda focuses her efforts in the following areas:
Rhonda is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and obtained her law degree from Indiana University School of Law (Indianapolis, Indiana). She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from The University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia). Rhonda is an active member of the Nashville community, serving on several boards and participating in numerous organizations. Rhonda loves working with people and serving her community.
Rhonda’s community involvements include:
Rhonda currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, Tracey, and her children. She enjoys spending quality time with her family, cooking, traveling and shopping.
For a number of years he was a partner with the management consulting group Conner, Gering & Associates and a Business Development Partner and Executive Coach with Athena Learning. Jay has experience in a number of industries including healthcare, software development, wholesale building supplies, food service, retail food distribution, transportation and third party logistics. He has consulted in training and development, executive and managerial coaching, recruiting and hiring, employee relations, performance management, compensation, employment law compliance and employee manuals and handbooks.
Among his areas of competence are the following:
A Los Angeles native, Rossina relocated to Tennessee to accept a position in Healthcare, as Senior Partner of Leadership Development and Organization Performance. While her mother-tongue is English, she is fully conversational in Spanish, is government-certified in Danish, and has studied French.
Rossina served as the Interim Director for Latin America and Global Product Manager with Mattel Media until January 2000. She acquired this position from her marketing/localization consulting at Disney Interactive’s International “Edutainment” division, which localized children’s software into nine different languages. Before then, Rossina was selected from her non-profit agency work in Washington, DC, where she was the Senior Research Project Manager for the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, to participate in the fast-track Executive Management Development Training Program for McDonald’s Corporation in La Jolla, California.
Rossina holds a Master of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management (Malibu, CA), with practical application in Lyon, France; Monterrey, Mexico; and Beijing, China. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Studies with an emphasis in Foreign Policy from the Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Politics and Economics (Claremont, CA). She received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Communications, a B.A. in Spanish, and a minor in Business Administration from Pacific Union College (Napa Valley, California).
Ms. Gil currently resides in Brentwood, Tennessee, with her husband and two sons. Ms. Gil is the author of The Corporate Looking Glass: Using Culture for Your Competitive Advantage, available on Amazon.com, and currently required text for the Pepperdine MSOD program.
She is the Chair of Mentorship Programs for Nashville CABLE, the Vice Chair for MT|SHRM D&I Committee, and is a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce.
Rossina focuses her efforts in the following areas:
In addition to his consultancy, ConsultPWC, Paul has over a decade of experience in the Healthcare sector as a leader the education, talent management, communication, change management, and organizational development space for the two largest hospital corporations in the county; Community Health Systems, CHS and HCA, Hospital Corporation of America. Paul’s diverse skills inventory compliments his success within any organization and with all client partners.
Author- the Organizational Agility Triangle (OAT): Strategy, People, Structure, Infrastructure, Information, Process, and Culture –alignment and integration equaling success.
Areas of Experience and Expertise
Paul holds a MEd in Talent Development from the Pennsylvania State University (Capital College, Harrisburg, PA), and a BS in Business Administration including a minor in Psychology and concentrations in both Communication and Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA).
Certifications: Effective Facilitation, Structured Writing, and Non-Profit Board Training.
Affiliations: Association for Talent Development (ATD), and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Paul lives in Nashville, Tennessee. In his spare time, Paul loves skiing, tennis, biking, motorcycles, boating, cooking, gardening, and his pets.
For over 20 years, Sherry Duncan has consulted with leaders of Fortune 100 and 500 companies in the field of organizational development and leadership effectiveness. She has worked closely with presidents, CEOs and their executive teams to design and implement large scale strategic change and leadership development initiatives. She has designed and delivered training for business owners, managers, supervisors, and trainers in areas of leadership, performance management, coaching and communication skills, customer service, recruitment, interviewing and hiring, technical skills, employee motivation and retention, and presentation and facilitation skills.
She has developed employee and trainer certification programs, as well as management tools for performance appraisal programs and employee retention. Her specialty in interpersonal skills training has enabled Sherry to help companies successfully develop first-time managers who are often challenged in supervising entry-level employees.
She holds an Ed.S in Education and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Middle Tennessee. She has held management jobs in a wide variety of settings; always working to help develop the potential of individuals, groups and teams.
Sherry is certified in several areas and has the proven abilities in the following areas:
Sherry’s consulting style is unique, personal and inventive. While addressing each client’s specific business challenges, she aligns herself with the client’s personality and culture while sparking interest in exploring new perspectives and inspiring their organization to learn and grow. She has subtly woven more “connect” the strengths of businesses and communities together to build healthy, sustainable communities in which to live, work and do business. Because she believes there is no difference between personal and organizational leadership, she strives to earn the privilege of being a trusted advisor to her clients as they travel along their leadership journey where ever it may take them.
When Sherry is not consulting with organizations, she leads non-profit organizations to personal growth and leadership experiences near her home in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Family Promise of Gwinnett, a non-profit organization committed to help clients reach social, quality of life and financial sustainability.
Rhonda Crosslin Neal is a HR, Learning and Organizational Development consultant who partners with businesses to develop, recommend and implement Human Resource and learning strategies in alignment with their organizational goals to leverage the diverse workforce, improve business results and enhance customer loyalty.
Rhonda is a strategic leader with over 15 years of experience in union and non-union environments. Adept at remediating employee relations/grievance issues, building award-winning diversity programs, creating/delivering highly effective training, and
developing staged career progression platforms.
Rhonda is a sought after speaker with a wealth of knowledge and experience in multiple industries with organizations such as IBM, Turner Entertainment, Weyerhaeuser, USDA and Kaiser Permanente.
Areas of Expertise are:
With this vast work experience as her foundation, it allows her the ability to impact multiple businesses and help organizations optimize their most important resource, people, and increase their overall success.
Rhonda is a Registered Corporate Coach(RCC) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) with a Masters in Educational Policy and Leadership and a Masters in Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University.
Want to learn more about the superb talent working for you here at FocusWorks? We invite you to contact us via our web form or call us at 615-349-1579.
Roberta Pettis is a dynamic speaker, trainer and consultant who is very passionate about her work. She is experienced, detailed, thorough and totally vested in ensuring you and your company employ best practices as it relates to human resource management, as well as leadership development and organizational effectiveness. I highly recommend her and the team at FocusWorks Consulting Group.”Ashley Northington, Director at Denor Brands and Public Relations