eLABorate Topics

Hosted ByLona Small, Stephanie Whitehead, & Tywauna Wilson

Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 19: “Emerging to Your Highest Level of Leadership”-Qiana Cressman

Co-host Tywauna Wilson and Qiana Cressman discuss the intangibles of leadership, things people don’t see that cause leaders to rise to the top.

Qiana Cressman has 20+ years of professional experience and has generated over $20MM in overall revenue. In 2018, she founded Emerge Enterprise Media, LLC: A multi-media organization that produces Emerge Woman Magazine, which is published in 3 countries, reaches thousands of readers and has featured over 200 womens’ stories. Currently, Qiana serves as Executive Director of Donor Operations at Miller-Keystone Blood Center. She is the youngest and first woman of color appointed to this role managing a team of more than 150 employees and managers. She holds board seats on the MTS Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc., Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, and serves as a national spokesperson and keynote speaker. In 2020 she was selected as a Woman Of Influence awardee by Lehigh Valley Business. Qiana has a B.S. in Management and a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Key takeaways from this show:

  • Create your own definition of success
  • Invest in a coach
  • Develop yourself as a leader
  • Feed your potential
  • Learn what you are great at
  • Schedule time to think and replenish
  • Give yourself the freedom to go and grow to the next level
  • Give yourself permission to be confident

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