Personality tests and leading teams, with Tilt 365’s Pam Boney

With different backgrounds, experiences, and personalities, how can we lead teams effectively?

In her first career, Pam Boney worked her way up in the hospitality industry and eventually became Senior Vice President of a large chain of hotels. Through the various personalities on her teams and in leadership, she started to notice that many in leadership didn’t have the tools to utilize their strengths and weaknesses to maximize the growth of their teams.  So for her second career, Pam developed Tilt 365, a “wicked fast self-assessment with modern, relevant language to discover your most natural character strengths and not only what you do but why you do it.”


Jackie Ferguson: Hi, and welcome to season four of the Diversity Beyond the Checkbox Podcast sponsored by The Diversity Movement. I’m your host, Jackie Ferguson equality advocate and certified diversity executive. On this show, we discuss how diversity, equity and inclusion benefit our workplaces, schools, and communities by sharing the stories, insights, and best practices of game changers, leaders, and glass ceiling breakers that are doing the work to make our world a more understanding, welcoming and supportive place for us all.

Jackie: My guest today is Pam Boney, the founder and CEO of Tilt 365 Incorporated, a tech startup that designs and builds personality and character strength assessments to help teams reduce divisiveness, office politics, and ego sensitivities so that they can perform better and faster. And something in the news recently Tilt 365 recently founded the Academy for Laser Coaching recently approved by the ICF, specifically designed to teach HR, DEI, and team leaders how to coach in a way that creates an agile and generative culture. Love that. Pam, thank you so much for being here today. I’m so excited to have you.

Pam: I’m happy to be here and thanks for bringing up the laser coaching academy. We’re so proud of that. It was really a lot of hard work.

Jackie: Yeah. That is so exciting. Well, Pam, let’s kind of start at the beginning if we can. Can you tell us just a little bit about you, your background, and what led you to where you are today?

Pam: Yes. like a lot of executive coaches, I’ve had two careers. So, the first, career in my twenties and thirties, which was so fun was in the hospitality business. I started out in sales and then eventually general manager then regional, and then eventually a senior vice president in the field running a large portfolio of hotels. So that’s where I started. At age 40 and right after 9/11, I kind of had a moment where I said, I just want to do something really different and I kind of responded to a calling that, I wanted to be an executive coach and I had seen this new professional, the front cover of fortune magazine.

And this executive coach was a blonde headed female like me, and was standing on a sailboat, which I’m a sailor. I looked at the front cover of that magazine, I said, that’s my next career.

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