The Organization

Mission Statement. To provide purposeful and practical expert solutions that lead to competitive advantage opportunities.

 

Purpose. Focus on Strengths Consulting provides solutions which help maximize opportunities in Leadership Development, Team Development, and Individual Coaching.

The Team

Dr. Eric Rodriguez

 

I have many years of business and leadership experience managing small and large teams with roles as Executive Director, Director, Associate Director, and Project Manager. Was recognized several times as a top director for excellence in leadership. I have taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in business, management, and organizational psychology. I have a doctoral degree from Pepperdine University with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Azusa Pacific University.

Bilingual: English & Spanish

Dr. Ludmila Praslova

 

Ludmila N. Praslova, Ph.D. (Industrial/Organizational Psychology) is using her 25+ years of experience with global, cultural, demographic, and ability diversity, cultural psychology research, program development, and teaching to help create inclusive and equitable workplaces. She is a Professor of Psychology and the founding Director of Graduate Programs in Organizational Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California, and the founder of the Creating Healthy Organizations conference. 

Prior to her academic career, she built and led successful intercultural relations programs and facilitated cross-cultural collaboration in global organizations. Her recent work is focused on supporting organizations in creating systemic inclusion informed by an understanding of neurodiversity. In addition to belonging, inclusion, and diversity, her areas of expertise include organizational effectiveness, organizational culture assessment and change, organizational analytics, facilitating creativity and innovation, justice and civility, and training and training evaluation.

Her peer-reviewed work was published in Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice; Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, and Assessment Update. She is the editor of the upcoming book “Evidence-Based Organizational Practices for Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Equity” (Cambridge Scholars).

Dr. Andrew Stenhouse

 

The graduate courses I teach in Vanguard University's Organizational Psychology program include Behavior and Psychology in Organizations, Psychology of Leadership and Motivation, Organizational Systems, Development and Change. Occasionally I teach Team Leadership and Conflict Management for the Leadership Studies program. Prior to returning to Vanguard University, I founded and directed the Organizational Psychology program for Concordia University Irvine, California’s first Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Psychology designed specifically for working professionals.

Client Endorsements

 

Puneet Jaiswal

Engineer at Lyft

 

This session was very insightful. I learned how motives, behaviors, and personality are related and how an individual can be more effective by applying different approaches in collaboration. 

Steve Mejia

Chief Financial Officer at Northwestern Mutual

 

Dr. Eric Rodriguez is passionate and dedicated to helping his clients achieve personal and professional growth. He has a wide range of experience and expertise in leadership development/coaching that's made a great impact on me. He brings a diverse set of skills that would benefit a wide variety of organizations.

David Benavides

Executive Director at KidWorks

 

I liked most that the training provided me with some very practical insights into myself, my strengths, and how I relate to others on my team.

Mario Rodriguez

Chairman at Hispanic 100 Foundation

 

Dr. Eric Rodriguez recently led a TotalSDI workshop for our Hispanic 100 Foundation Mentor Program. Our mentees are all college students between the ages of 18 and 24. This workshop provided an irreplaceable opportunity for our students to understand the vast realm of various personalities and behaviors, and how each work uniquely with and against each other. This experience provided a hands-on approach in allowing them to fully understand how they can best maximize the potential within their personal, professional, and social relationships.

 

Our mentees are all active, independent thinkers, and extremely goal-oriented. The information generated from Dr. Rodriguez’ workshop has exponentially increased their self and social awareness and has further equipped them with the tools necessary to continue on their path as emerging leaders.

 

I both appreciate and recognize the substantial importance of the TotalSDI training, and am grateful for Dr. Rodriguez’ commitment to our students and community.

Fortino Rivera

Chief Executive Officer at Staffing Solutions

 

As the CEO of my company, taking the TotalSDI assessment, it helped me confirm my motivational value system and my personality as I had sensed.

Vanessa Gibson

Financial Aid Specialist at Antelope Valley College

 

The session was very interactive, I really enjoyed the content of the presentation.

Diana Rios

Financial Aid Specialist at Fuller Theological Seminary

 

What I enjoyed most was finding out what color I was and the colors everyone else turned out to be. It was very interesting and informative. I would definitely recommend it to a friend.

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