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Alana M. Hill

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Change leadership expert, executive and consultant inspiring organizations and professionals to change for the better

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Alana is an international change leadership expert, inspiring professionals to lead change in themselves and others to create inclusive, resilient, and competitive organizations. She is a passionate energy industry veteran who has paved the way for women leaders, with a focus on women of color. Her experience as an engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) in talent development provides real‐world insight into how people and teams can excel, even in the face of adversity. Throughout her career, Alana has led diverse teams and delivered high-impact workshops all over the world!

Why you should book Alana M. Hill:

  • She is an engaging and dynamic keynote speaker, appealing to audiences of various types and sizes. Alana makes a lasting impact at conferences, corporations, and colleges, delivering high-energy, actionable content.
  • Her programs will move you to overcome adversity, build resilience, and convey empathy.
  • She is the author of What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change where she guides her readers to discover how purpose and passion will give them greater influence and impact on the world around them.

With over 25 years of cross-functional leadership and training expertise, Alana helps individuals and organizations accomplish their goals by utilizing sharp analysis, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills development. She helps leaders balance cognitive ability (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ) to improve team dynamics and performance. Alana provides her clients with a combination of critical thinking and compassionate leadership, which she labels “Leading Change the Ms. Engineer Way®”. She has proudly served global Fortune 500 corporations, small technology companies, and non-profits. Her authenticity and adaptability make her an asset across the professional spectrum.

Before establishing 2Hill Consulting Services, Alana enjoyed a colorful career with the international technology company Schlumberger advancing from a Field Engineer to a Program Manager. In her tenure with the oilfield services giant, she not only managed multiple technology implementations, but she also learned to drive an 18-wheeler!  Alana holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and has been a valued champion for diversity & inclusion.

Together with her husband, she has raised four handsome boys as part of a beautiful blended family. As a passionate ministry leader and teacher, Alana continues to pour God’s love into the children and youth she encounters. As an involved mother and mentor, she offers encouragement and advice to parents of children of all ages. Her faith, perseverance, and desire to encourage others drive her speaking and writing. Her first two books use her gift of storytelling to help give meaning and purpose to many of life’s challenges: Love is a Catalyst, where she shares her family’s faith during their trials and triumphs over cancer; and Love is a Catalyst: The Pain Behind the Purpose, her inspiring memoir of overcoming adversity and growing in her faith.

Alana is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), Project Management Institute (PMI), Toastmasters International, and the Association for Talent Development (ATD Houston). As a strong advocate for corporate and personal philanthropy, Alana has donated her time and talents to local School Districts, Texas PTA, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and other civic and charitable organizations. When she is not traveling the globe, you will find her running and serving in her church and community. Alana resides in Sugar Land, TX.

Leading change! The Ms. Engineer Way®

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What’s Your Catalyst? The Power of Managed Change: How Purpose and Passion Can Drive Strategic Life Change

Many professionals in today’s ever-changing work environment feel stuck, complacent or even fearful about their professional growth. In order to get back on track it is necessary to reconnect with their passion and establish their “WHY”.

In this inspiring program, Alana shares the events that ignited her life changing catalyst to demonstrate how purpose and passion reinforce one’s personal and professional goals.

Through engaging discussion, she will take the audience on a journey to discover their passions, talents, and path to being more resilient leaders. Alana’s interactive delivery will leave the audience with immediate steps to move them forward in growth at work and home. Leading change…the Ms. Engineer Way®!

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply self-discovery strategies to uncover who you are and what you were made to do
  • Create a strategic plan and action items to create meaningful change in your life
  • Learn a proven model for leading change and building resilience
  • Leverage proven techniques to sustain lasting change in your personal and professional life

Leading the Rainbow: Ensuring Success Through Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity isn’t just about color, but about recognizing different ideas, talents, and perspectives that varying cultures bring. In this thought-provoking program, Alana relies on her years as a change leadership expert to explore how to appreciate, champion, and lead Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Learn best practices for getting executive and team buy-in to this vital component of team development. By understanding the benefits and value, leaders can greatly improve the impact that diversity & inclusion has on team performance. Appreciating Diversity….the Ms. Engineer Way®!

Learning Objectives:

  • Communicate the business case for Diversity & Inclusion in their organization
  • Maximize the impact that different ideas have on innovation and creativity
  • Champion and promote diversity for the benefit of their team, organization, and industry
  • Evaluate their ability to have Emotionally Intelligent Conversations to advance D&I
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Engineered for Success – Adapting Your Skills to Get Ahead

Charles Darwin says that adaptability, not strength or intelligence, will determine one’s survival. Alana has seen that firsthand: when she began to transition from leading oilfield operations to IT projects, she found herself searching for resources. Motivated by her desire to help people in her organization succeed, she began balancing her technical skills with leadership and human behavior insight. In this uplifting presentation about transition and continuous development, Alana reveals the secrets that helped her advance from a field engineer to an internationally recognized Project Management Consultant and Change Leadership Expert.

Learning Objectives:

  • Thrive during changes in their lives, industry, or organization
  • Ensure that their career is providing the results they desire
  • Identify resources to maintain their motivation for maximum success
  • Leverage proven techniques to create and sustain lasting change
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Leading Change in a Changing World: Adaptive Leadership Strategies that Win

Your role as a change leader has always been dominated by your need to communicate. You communicate with your teams, stakeholders, and management team regularly. But are they getting the message? Leadership and communication techniques evolve just as people do. This engaging program will leave you with techniques to effectively communicate the change you are leading in your team or organization. If you’re a leader and you want to win this game and the next, then this program is for you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Techniques for assessing needs so you can properly address them
  • The importance of key metrics to manage your change messaging
  • A change leadership framework that allows you to be strategic and adaptable

You’re Not Their Parent, Even If They’re Behaving Like Children: Leading and Developing Talent

Looking for ways to engage even your most difficult team members? Dealing with people on your team can often seem like dealing with an unruly child.  Leaders need a clear understanding of Emotional Intelligence, behavior styles and conflict resolution. When equipped with the right tools, you can create a truly cohesive and collaborative environment.  And when it’s the responsibility of your team to innovate and create change, working well together can be even more challenging. In this humorous and thought-provoking session, Alana compares and contrasts getting the best out of children to leading your talented team of adults. This presentation features techniques for improving accountability on your team to ensure that deadlines and goals are achieved, while keeping team morale high. Leading a team…the Ms. Engineer Way®.

Learning Objectives:

  • Leverage Emotional Intelligence to bring out the best in every team member
  • Recognize the 4 Extended DISC ® behavior styles and how they shape communication and conflict resolution
  • Implement the Firm But Fair approach to redirect uncooperative team members
  • Create and maintain an atmosphere with high morale AND high productivity
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I wanted to follow up with you after the Keynote session with Alana Hill. Our team members loved the key note and we definitely had more engagement than we usually did. You were 100% right about Alana, she was awesome!

Matt Dragovich, HR Generalist

Naviga Global

Alana delivered a diverse, fun training to our young college-aged staff members! She kept them engaged and gave them a lot to think about! Her diversity training is a must for all employers seeking training for their staff members.

Elaine Jones, Executive Director

The Perry Abernathy Recreation Center

Alana is insightful; has a sense of humor; and relates to the workplace since she has some great experience with Fortune 500 companies. Should you get the opportunity to hear her speak, please make the effort! You will be glad you did.

C.J. Lehman

AIG

I enjoyed the high energy and relatability of the presenter. I liked her willingness to learn the names and roles and the variety offered during the training.

L. Johnson

Accelerate Learning

Ms. Hill captured our audience of students and their parents with her personal story and advice for succeeding against the odds.

C. Roach

Aldine ISD
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