Episode #90: Patty Beard on The Most Important Leadership Quality

By March 19, 2016Blog, Leadership, Podcast

This Learning to Lead episode comes to you from our breakfast series. We had Patty Beard, VP of Leadership Development at Dick’s Sporting Goods speak. She was awesome. Below you will find her bio, ways to connect with Patty, her powerpoint, and more.

Episode #90: Patty Beard, VP of Leadership Development at Dick’s Sporting Goods


Patty’s Bio:

Highly accomplished Learning & OD leader with a comprehensive background that includes over 15 years of domestic & international experience in HR/Organizational Development supporting business strategies through the successful application of performance development, training and facilitation, project management, internal consulting, coaching and Six Sigma quality improvement methodologies. Recognized as an accomplished, effective leader and change agent possessing a strong, customer-centric focus and proven experience collaborating with senior management to conduct strategic planning to support and further business goals.

Specialties:- Training and Development
– Talent & Leadership Development
– Facilitation and Public Speaking
– Consulting, Coaching and Mentoring
– Strategic Planning/Budgeting
– Assessment and Analysis
– Project Management
– Six Sigma certified (Black Belt)

Connect with Patty:


  • Mastermind Groups – We have small groups that meet the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of every month.  E-mail Doug at dougsmith@l3leadership.org if you are interested.
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    Babb, Inc. – Throughout our 80+ years in business, we have established a solid reputation as a leading, independent insurance broker, third party administrator and consulting firm – in Pennsylvania and across the country. With a unique perspective, extensive experience and innovative business strategies, we deliver to our clients the best services and options possible.

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    Bistro to Go – I want to thank Bistro to Go on the North Side of Pittsburgh for being the host of our breakfast. They are an incredible restaurant with a mission. They are changing lives in PIttsburgh and creating great food while they do it. You can check them out at http://bistroandcompany.com/.
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    Zero Six Eight – “Zero Six Eight collaborates with ex-convicts who demonstrate a drive for entrepreneurial achievement. By supporting the skills and interests of these entrepreneurs, we work to launch innovative products and services that w ould otherwise face considerable barriers.” To learn more about 068, go to http://www.zerosixeight.org/.

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