Terri Hammond Receives ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Milwaukee, Wis., — The Certification Board of ASQ is pleased to announce that Teresa W. Hammond has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt, or ASQ SSYB. 

As such, she has reached a significant level of professional recognition, indicating a proficiency in and a comprehension of Six Sigma principles and practices. 

“Earning an ASQ certification is more than a great accomplishment - it’s a formal recognition of professionals that they have demonstrated an understanding of, and a commitment to, quality practices in their field,” said ASQ Chair Cecilia Kimberlin. “This distinction represents an investment in one's future and provides a competitive advantage to those who earn ASQ certifications.” 

In order to sit for the Six Sigma Yellow Belt (SSYB) examination, an individual must have one year of work experience related to the Body of Knowledge. Certified SSYBs understand the fundamentals of Six Sigma and can help advance the concept and potential of using Six Sigma tools and methodologies within an organization.

Since 1968, when the first ASQ certification examination was administered, more than 190,000 individuals have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ-certified in their field or profession, including many of who have attained more than one designation. To learn more about ASQ’s Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt program, visit ASQ.

About ASQ
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India, Mexico and a regional service center in the United Arab Emirates. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and 600 N. Plankinton Ave. - Milwaukee, WI 53203-2914 - 800-248-1946 - ASQ - a Global Leader in Quality Improvement & Standards

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25 February 2011

Mr. John Laslavic Thistle Sea Business Development 7500 Brooktree Rd Wexford, PA 15090

Dear John:

I just wanted to take a moment and express my sincere gratitude for your service.  We have come a long way in a short period of time in putting systems in place.  My business has evolved into a premiere driver safety training company.  We have expanded our business solely on our discussions and implementation of solid rules and sticking with them.  You have a good product and service and are easily accessible. Our discussions at 10pm on several occasions have paid dividends many times. Furthermore, you also continue to expand and provide top shelf service as well.  Recently, you added an information technology person to help with state of the art web design.  Alex Lau has brought a whole new facet to your company.  I now have a state of the art website.

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By:  Wendy Lydon, LPBC As we proceed during  the year, we sometimes focus on all of the stuff we need to do to be successful.  We establish goals and sometimes do stuff and sometimes don’t do the stuff we planned to for a whole variety of reasons.  But we sometimes forget to look at our attitude to make sure we put ourselves in a position to succeed.  Let me tell you a story that might help.

At a recent networking group, the speaker asked each of the members of the audience after he had passed out stickers for each of them to wear, “So what are you?”  We all were wearing a sticker and one said Gottu and the other said Gettu.  No one knew what the heck he was talking about and that’s what made his presentation even better. Of course, he had prepped the group with some ringers to make his point and that’s OK since he went on to make his point with incredible effectiveness.

He proceeded and asked a second series of questions.  “What are you expecting to get out of today’s session? Who would like to go first?”  Then he pointed to someone (a shill) and said, “Come on Joe, why don’t we start with you?”  The expected response was, “Oh, man do I gotta go first.”  The speaker stopped him and said “No, that’s OK Joe, not to worry,” turning to another, he asked, “How about Mary, why you don’t start?”  Mary (the second shill), leaped to her feet and said with great enthusiasm, “Great, now, I gettu go first.”  Can you see the difference, and allowing for the grammatical assault, his point was made.

Quite simply put, some of us are Gottu people and some of us are Gettu.  Many of us are frequently thinking, “Oh boy, I’ve got to do this or I have to do that,” and it really colors the way we go about doing things and it makes us in almost all cases that much less effective.  Others cannot wait to sink their teeth into new or even every day projects and frequently and conversely exclaim, “YES, I gettu start working with this client, or I gettu finish up this project.”  Ask yourself, who would you want to spend any time with if given the choice?  That’s right, the gettu people every time. Do you think anyone chooses to work with those Debbie Downers of the world?  No way!!!   This relates to our personal life also.  I recently thought that I get to help my daughter clean her room (haha) and I get to drive my parents to the doctors.  I shutter to think – what if I didn’t get to do these things?!!

As you can imagine when I write this, I can’t wait to get to it!  Hopefully you’ll think about this the next time you need to do something because, here’s the beauty of all this, you GETTU choose who you are going to be each and every day in 2011. Why not make it the most effective choice you can make?

Wendy Lydon is a Licensed Professional Business Coach and Vice President of ThistleSea Business Development, LLC, located in Wexford, PA.  You can contact her at 724.935.1930 or by email at wendyo@thistlesea.biz.