People and Production: Leveraging Relationships for Results

Friday, June 29, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Ria Story, Founder, Top Story Leadership

Our ability to produce results is what makes us valuable to organizations. It’s what they hire us to do—not just as individuals, but also by helping the team or organization produce results. And, we are more effective at getting results when we can learn to build and leverage relationships. Leveraging relationships for results helps us achieve our professional goals and obtain organizational objectives.

In this webcast, you will learn:

  • five ways to increase your influence with others
  • how to leverage relationships to get results
  • how to balance building relationships with getting results
  • two important decisions you must make to increase your effectiveness.

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Ria Story
Ria Story

Founder, Top Story Leadership

Like many, Ria faced adversity in life. Ria was sexually abused by her father from age 12 - 19, forced to play the role of his wife, and even shared with other men. Desperate to escape, she left home at 19 without a job, a car, or even a high school diploma. Ria learned to be resilient, not only surviving, but thriving. She worked her way through college, earning her MBA with a cumulative 4.0 GPA, and had a successful career in the corporate world of administrative healthcare.

Ria’s background includes more than 10 years in administrative healthcare with several years in leadership and management including working as the Director of Compliance for a large healthcare organization. Ria’s responsibilities included oversight of thousands of organizational policies, organizational compliance with all State and Federal regulations, and responsibility for several million dollars in Medicare appeals.

Today, Ria is a professional speaker, TEDx Speaker, and author of 10 books, including Leadership Gems for Women. Ria is a certified leadership speaker and trainer and was selected three times to speak on stage at International John Maxwell Certification Events. Motivational speaker Les Brown also invited Ria to share the stage with him in Los Angeles, CA. Ria and her husband, Mack Story, co-founded Top Story Leadership which offers motivational speaking, leadership training, coaching, and consulting.

Ria has a passion for health and wellness and is a certified group fitness instructor. She has completed several marathons and half-marathons and won both the Alabama and Georgia Women’s State Mountain Biking Championships in 2011 and 2012.

Ria shares powerful leadership principles and tools of transformation from her journey to equip and empower women, helping them realize, optimize, and maximize their leadership potential.


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