Joe Lavelle is the Managing the Owner of Results First Consulting. Results first provides Healthcare IT Management Consulting and Personal Coaching. Joe is an accomplished consulting executive and career coach with a record of successfully meeting the business and technology challenges of diverse organizations including health plans, health delivery networks, health care companies, and several Fortune 500 companies.
Joe is also the author of Act As If It Were Impossible To Fail: The Employee Handbook That Your Employer Hasn’t Given You, available on Amazon.
What was your first job?
If you don’t count shoveling driveways, mowing lawns and delivering papers, my first job was as a laborer for the Youth Conservation Corp. The summer that I was 14 I was part of a team of 20+ students and 2 teachers that rebuilt the trails at Pinnacle Mountain State Park in Little Rock, AR. I got in great shape that summer carrying railroad ties and bags of cement up the mountain and then running down to get more. It was a great experience and the first of many jobs I had through high school and college including working as a porter at a bowling alley, as the assistant manager of a the third TCBY store, a cook at US Pizza, a tutor for the University of Arkansas football team, a line worker at my Dad’s company – Carrier Air Conditioning, a warehouse worker at a fireworks company, a programmer at a bank, and finally an engineer for General Dynamics in Fort Worth in their cooperative education program with the University of Arkansas. When I graduated from college, I joined Cap Gemini in Dallas and with the exception of a 2 year stint as a CIO of a startup radiology practice management company, I have been a consultant throughout my career.
What was your worst job?
I really have enjoyed all of my jobs, but in 2003 I joined a consulting company that had never recovered from the dot-com bubble burst. The company was too broken too fix despite the fact that there were many talented people there. The healthcare team that I was charged to build had success, but the company as a whole could not establish an identity quick enough to stop the crumbling brought on by the dot-com crash. The great part of the job was that we built a highly successful team with innovative offerings, however, it was not fun to have your team succeed while the company as a whole was failing.
What are you going to blog about?
In my roles, I interact everyday with people of all levels of skills and all levels of motivation on my teams and at my clients. My recipe for success has been to work with each individual to accelerate their career growth which results in my teams being more successful. As such, I have developed many strategies that help professionals accelerate their careers, which I define by getting faster promotions and getting bigger raises. I will blog about these strategies as well as how current events are applicable to your career growth. So, if you are interested in getting promoted faster and getting bigger raises, you will want to follow along! I can’t wait to help you and to hear from you!
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