Allison Peschel, director of client service at JB Training Solutions, was featured in the Member Spotlight section of HR Leader. Allison spoke to HR Leader about her biggest business challenge, her passions, and her involvement in the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.
Tell us about your job.
As the Director of Client Service at JB Training Solutions – a global training and development company – I spearhead business development and lead our client service team. I have the awesome responsibility of growing our business and also serving as the intermediary between our clients and trainers.
How long have you been active with HRMAC?
What was the experience or motivating factor that compelled you to become active with HRMAC? Did someone influence you to join?
One of my first opportunities to represent JB Training Solutions at a networking event was at the HRMAC Summit in November of 2010. I attended with my manager, Courtney Templin, and I was so impressed with the format of the event from both an educational and networking perspective. At this event, I met other Young HR Leaders and eventually joined an Interest Group.
What HRMAC positions have you held or committees have you been a part of?
I’ve been a member of Young HR Leaders Interest Group; chair of Young HR Leaders group; and committee member of the HRMAC Centennial.
Have you done business with another HRMAC member, locally or nationally?
Yes! I am so proud to say that JB Training Solutions has done business locally, nationally, and globally with several HRMAC members. It’s really rewarding to work together with fellow HRMAC members to bring dynamic training and development programs to their companies. I am especially excited to be collaborating with my former Young HR Leaders Interest Group co-chair, Leah Stallone, at Charles River Associates. We are showcasing the successes of our work together through an upcoming Learning Session at the 2016 HRMAC Summit: Creating a Culture of Feedback: Transforming Performance Management for the Next Generation of Work.
What three business tips can you share with others?
First, treat others the way they want to be treated—not the way you want to be treated. Second, do what you say you’re going to do. Third, always give people more than they’re expecting to get.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced in business and how did you overcome it?
As a young professional, I’ve worked hard to combat some of the typical millennial stereotypes that exist in the business world. To build a strong personal brand, I’ve learned to embrace feedback, identify mentors for ongoing coaching, and present ideas and solutions instead of questions.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I am expecting my first child in February, so my guilty pleasure these days is definitely froyo!
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about developing women in leadership. I serve on the Leadership Development Committee for Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta) women’s fraternity where I work with other volunteers to help our members achieve their full leadership potential. We have developed a competency-based leadership model and a host of other resources to aid in the development of our members in their careers and communities.
What do you do in your spare time?
I’m an avid ClassPasser and enjoy trying new classes/studios around Chicago.