Navigate your way to the Patterson Community Center, Murfreesboro, TN and experience “Working Success”. Down to earth leaders will deliver insightful and empowering take-a-ways to your current state of success. Whatever that may be! Bring your vision and leave with a realistic and actionable plan to create your career path, step or excell into leadership, plant or grow the seeds to your business and navigate through barriers to experience “Working Success”.
Teauna Upshaw, MBA, PHR, Human Resources Director for Schwan Cosmetics USA, Inc. presently manages day to day Human Resources operational activities; for an organization of 300+ employees. Throughout her previous work experience performing in HR Generalist, Talent Management and Staffing roles she has been a strong vessel directly impacting business outcomes in a variety of industries. Teauna has supports driven professionals in the workforce seeking to improve their career outcomes; and has served as a HR Consultant for small businesses. As a published author of “Teauna Upshaw’s Working Success”, Teauna has proven to deliver career focused messages in her book, HR strategy in her work and leadership to her peers. Teauna naturally ignites, informs and inspires diverse audiences with empowering solutions to create action with positive results.
Retired US Navy Master Chief John E. Upshaw, a leader of people. After 30 years of navigating through challenges and achievements he reached the highest rank in the US Navy. He is a well sought key note speaker and delivers messages to a diverse audience. His experiences have awarded him the voice to empower individuals and teams to reach their desired potential.
John specializes in holding leaders accountable to deliver results through people. He will deliver the message any leader needs to create impact, ROI or bottom line results.
Additionally, John leads young athletes in track and field, and basketball skills training. He achieves the same results with his athletes which is all-star progression. Follow John Upshaw today on Facebook at John Upshaw and Instagram at @Masterchief66.
Light bulbs are one of Kayla’s favorite things. More specifically, light bulbs coming on in people’s heads. Kayla is a thinker and practitioner in today’s marketplace. She helps organizations drive growth by creating and sustaining their competitive advantage. Through strategies that develop the critical talent, skills and capabilities, employee and customer engagement grow resulting in bottom-line results. Her industry experience spans 20+ years in both the corporate sector and non- profit world. She is the CEO of Organization Impact, a leadership and team development consulting firm.
Kayla’s experience allows her to walk alongside your team to identify your people development needs then helps you discover a hands-on approach that advances your organization’s vision and profitability. She holds a BS and MS in Organizational Communication from Murray State University and is a DiSC Trainer, a Registered Corporate Coach and Certified Strengths Genius facilitator. She is the author of three books:
- Leadership Shorts: Practical Tips When You Are at Wit’s End
- #1 Amazon bestsellers The Complete Experience: Unlocking the secrets of online reviews that drive customer loyalty
- Unstuck: 10 Proven Strategies for Breaking Through the Barriers to Small Business Growth
Organization Impact is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
A third generation entrepreneur and community leader, Weston Wax, offers a fresh and charismatic perspective on modern business ownership. From his recent Business Challenger video series, hear Weston expand on what it means to “Be the Buffalo” and lean into coming storms instead of running the other way.
Jeffrey Webster is the former director of Diversity and Inclusion for Nissan North America – U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Webster joined Nissan in 1985 as a production technician at the company’s vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn. In 1989, he transitioned to the Human Resources team as an employee relations representative. He was later promoted to employee relations section manager and served in that role in several different production areas. In May 2001, Webster transferred to the Canton plant to serve as department manager for employee relations, training, organizational development and communications. He was promoted to director of Human Resources in March 2006 and to his current position in 2014.
Before joining Nissan, Webster worked for the National Baptist Publishing Board. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a two-year degree from Columbia State Community College.
Webster, a national board member of the Nissan Foundation, also currently serves on the board of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, YWCA Nashville, Jobs for Mississippi Graduates and the Mississippi Center for Justice. He is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management. Twice, he received the “Black Achiever of the Year” award in honor of his accomplishments as a minority professional. He was also named one of “The 70 Most Influential Men” in African Americans On Wheels magazine. Webster received the Emerging Leader Award at the 17th Annual Global Automotive Summit from Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., Founder of The Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and the Citizenship Education Fund. Recently in 2018, Black Enterprise named Webster as one of the top executives in diversity.
Under his leadership, Nissan has received numerous awards for their diversity efforts and some are as follows: Diversity Inc Top 25 Noteworthy Companies for Diversity and Inclusion, Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP – Organization of the Year, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Corporate Diversity Award, Human Rights Campaign/CEI Index Perfect Score.
Veronica Clark Terrell is a senior manager in the Information Technology Services department at Deloitte. In this role, she leads technology teams toward innovative and quality solutions. Veronica has been with Deloitte for 21 years and in the technology field for over 30 years. During this time, she has held many different positions, eventually shifting toward engagement and relationship management roles. Currently, Veronica performs in the Engagement Management Center of Excellence (COE) where she leads multi-cultural, multi-location teams to build, enhance, and maintain Talent related applications and solutions used by thousands.
Veronica has a degree in Computer Science from Tennessee State University. She is also a graduate of various leadership programs including, Leadership Middle Tennessee, Leadership Rutherford, Center of Executive Leadership, Transit Leadership Academy and Murfreesboro Citizens Academy. Veronica is a servant leader who enjoys helping others. This is evident through her community involvement work at Deloitte and externally in her community. Currently, she serves on the Junior Achievement Advisory Board of Rutherford County, Doors of Hope Board, Rutherford Cable Board, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary in Murfreesboro and the Volunteer Event Planning Team at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville. She is also a member of the Rutherford County Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Additionally, Veronica received RUTHERFORD Cable’s Spirit of Leadership Award in 2014, served as president of RUTHERFORD Cable in 2016-17, recognized as one of Murfreesboro Magazine’s Women in Business in 2017 and Rutherford Cable’s 2018 Athena Nominee.
Veronica is married to Clifford Terrell and enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. Veronica’s greatest inspiration is her mother, the late Annie F. Clark, who taught her “Average is NEVER good enough, AIM higher. Also, you can be anything you desire to be.”