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Margo F. Souza Entrepreneur in Training Track

Track Info

Note: Participants will receive a code to take the Builder Profile 10 (BP10) and must complete it in advance of the conference. Failure to do so will result in a reassignment to a different conference track.

Entrepreneurship is the process of starting a business, a startup company or other organization. The entrepreneur develops a business plan, acquires the human and other required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure.

Entrepreneurs are natural builders but it is important for entrepreneurs to know what builder talents they are most skilled at using in their work. The Builder Profile 10 (BP10) offered by the Gallup Organization helps people discover their innate talents for starting and growing something of economic value BP10 provides a common language people can use to discuss what they do best as it relates to creating economic energy where none previously existed.

Participants in this track will engage with their peers and a Gallup Certified Builder Profile Coach through activities exploring their BP10 results. Participants will embark on this unique training along side 6 UC Merced Alumni who were identified as builders in their post graduation lives. They will also participate in a short networking session and benefit from a speaker panel of UC Merced Alumni at the end of the session.

Presenter Info: Jaclynn Robinson

Jaclynn Robinson, Ph.D., is a Workplace Consultant at Gallup who works with organizations and leaders to improve their business performance by serving as an expert coach. She provides advice and insights on candidate talent profiles and on strategies to implement change management. Jaclynn’s areas of expertise are in Gallup’s strengths-based development and workplace practices, including employee selection, strengths coaching, and leadership and development training.

Jaclynn also brings expertise in the areas of cultural psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and multinational organizational development. She helps multinational organizations build business and hiring strategies that take into account socioeconomic, political, historical, legal and cultural aspects of society.

Before joining Gallup, Jaclynn used her expertise in psychology to consult with national and international organizations in the biotechnology, healthcare, nongovernmental, nonprofit, and research industries on ways to increase sales and/or enhance workplace practices.

Jaclynn received her bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Oklahoma. She has a master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, a master’s degree in criminology, law, and society from the University of California, Irvine, and a doctorate degree in international psychology with an emphasis in organizations and systems from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Jaclynn is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

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