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Leadership Management International (LMI) Franchise
Training & Development: Leadership - Management - Productivity - Time Management - Communication - Strategy

Norma I. Hale
President, JourneyAh, LLC
--Owner, Leadership Management International, Inc. Franchisee
--Certified Facilitator, LMI Development Programs
--Experienced Business Professional

My clients greatly benefit from my breadth of experience and skills.  I have a unique background starting from my early years working side by side with my parent in their floral design shops to working in diverse industries, such as technology, retail, insurance, dental, medical, service-based franchising, banking, and training & development. 

My few career highlights below:

  • Ten-year career working for IBM in several key IBM divisions: Global Business Services, Software Group, and Watson Group.  A bonus was working in the new IBM division, Watson Group (Oct 2011 - Dec 2015); Watson cognitive computing (truly game-changing technology).
  • Eight-year career as an integral member of two successful entrepreneurial software startup companies: Exterprise Inc. acquired by  Commerce One and Webify Solutions acquired by IBM.
  • Nine-year career in the Training & Development industry with Leadership positions in two Paul J. Meyer's companies as National Director for LMI corporate office, and COO & Vice President Sales for Enrichment Resources, Inc. corporate office.
  • Six-year career as integral member of Rainbow International corporate office. Rainbow was the cornerstone of Don Dwyer, CEO/Founder seven-company conglomerate in the mid-80's.  Today, Dwyer Group is the holding company of eleven service-based franchise organizations.  Don saw talents and abilities in me that I did not even recognize that I possessed at the time, and put me in the position to stretch and learn new business skills including being his campaign manager during his run for a City Council seat.

I have had five amazing CEO/Founder mentors who have inspired and shaped my incredible career and life experiences. I am sharing two recommendations below:
  • "You are fortunate to know Norma Hale. She is one of the best of the best in our business." - Sept 10, 1996 Paul J. Meyer, SMI and LMI Founder. Prolific author (multiple New York Times best-seller). Entrepreneur (176 companies - Many succeeded, some failed, but he never had time to wallow in defeat). Philanthropist.
  • "Talented, driven and highly motivated! I have worked closely with Norma for almost a decade now and continue to be impressed with her desire to learn and excel at everything she does. Norma is an inspiration to all of us." - Mar 27, 2012 Manoj Saxena, Venture Capitalist. Speaker. Serial Entrepreneur. Former General Manager, IBM Watson. Racing enthusiast. Philanthropist.

I am a native Texan and live in the growing community of Cedar Park, Texas (North Austin) with my husband Jerry.  My two daughters and five grandchildren live nearby. I am a strong advocate for non-profit communities: SafePlace Alliance, Communities in School of Central Texas, Austin Partners in Education and Catalyst Teen Center.

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Central Texas - Young Women's Leadership Symposium -
November 10, 2018
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Honored to chair and speak at the Central Texas - Young Women's Leadership Symposium - November 10, 2018. Each of the young women who participated had the opportunity to hear and be inspired by local business women speakers and interact, in a small group setting, with at two mentors.
Texas Diversity Council's mission for the Young Women’s Leadership Symposium is to promote the development of future business leaders by giving young women access to mentors and businesses that support their goals. The Symposium focuses on leadership, college and career planning, diversity, advocating for young women and much more.

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November 28, 2017
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