Tracy Houston – Chief Potential Officer
Tracy Houston – Leadership
Tracy E. Houston, one of the nation’s youngest women to sit on a board in the electric utility sector, draws on her extensive background in leadership presence and strategic engagement to offer individuals, teams or boards game changing perspectives on skills for making the future.
… take any size challenge where you really felt that you had to make a decision that either improved or enlarged your self esteem and your presence. And those generally tend to be larger decisions … but even the smaller ones can be a place of reflection on our character and what we might provide to help people understand how they relate to and frame challenges so they can move forward.”
– Tracy E. Houston
from Public Speaking Super Power
Keynote or Breakout
Becoming a Board Member: From Ideas to Action
Give Me Relentless Pursuit of Potential or Give Me Death!
Making Horses Thirsty: Mastering the Art of Being Influential
Leadership Resilience: Gift from Heaven, Gate of Hell or Plain Old Purgatory
Tracy E. Houston, MA is president of Board Resource Services, LLC. As a board advisor and executive coach to directors and senior officers she provides input on high level, sensitive and complex issues. Houston, with six years of experience as a sitting director, was one of the nation’s youngest women to sit on a board in the electric utility sector where she provided leadership during a period of industry change driven by deregulation, privatization, technology and globalization forces. She is the past chairman of the board of the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology. In 2008 she was inducted into one of Colorado’s local women’s hall of fame groups.
Ms Houston has provided strategic counsel at congressional, state and local levels with appointments that include the presidential task force that developed Colorado’s Report on Race Relations, Energy Advisory Committee in the office of United States Congressman Coffman, Economic Development Advisory Committee in the office of United States Congressman Beauprez and Colorado’s Statehouse Small Business Report.
Frequently published, Tracy’s monthly board column is hosted by ColoradoBiz Magazine. She is featured in a new book Public Speaking Super Powers. Her book is titled, Leading By Belonging: A Pathway to Knowing Yourself, explores key leadership traits for sustainable competitive advantage. She has appeared on numerous local news programs and the television show Colorado State of Mind.
“I attended Tracy’s presentation on Board involvement at SIMposium in Orlando, Florida. Tracy is a great speaker and had an engaging talk. Her session was informative, a pleasure to attend, and she is definitely a high energy presenter.”
Andrew Jackson, President, Information Technology Staff Augmentation, BravoTECH
“At one of the 2011 CBA leadership training sessions, Tracy made a presentation on “Leading with Authenticity: A Dialogue into our Dreams and Fears.” She was enthusiastic in her approach and drew out the class members during the discussion of the concepts being presented.”
Dana Collier Smith, Assistant Executive Director – Colorado Bar Association
“Tracy was a pleasure to work with on at the Women In Leadership event. She provided truly insightful experience, passion and knowledge to our panel. Tracy is a genuine leader.”
Amy Fowler Stadler, Owner, Lewis & Fowler
“Tracy presented a webinar on ‘How to Become a Board Member’ to our executive audience early this year. The webinar broke previous attendance records and garnered interest from across the globe. Tracy was very knowledgeable on the topic and provided great insight for our members. She was an excellent resource and we most definitely would ask her to participate in a future webinar.”
Sarah Wright, Blue Steps
“I am so very pleased about your Becoming a Board Member webinar that we hosted in September 2011. Your presentation was excellent, with wonderful information and a perfect style and flow. Registration reached capacity within a few weeks and the evaluations showed interest in another session.” Participants said the information was excellent and motivated them to move forward with efforts for board membership.”
Howard G. Rosenberg, Ph.D., Career Consultant, Daniels College of Business