Rosealee has led organizations in the international education, medical, and service arenas for more than four decades. She currently serves corporations as a trainer and consultant, with a special focus on the impact change brings to organizations and individuals. She is a strategist with authenticity whose expertise includes topics such as servant leadership, communication, strategic thinking, customer and employee recruitment and retention, negotiation, marketing, and public relations. Her work spans the globe. Those experiences inform her recent studies on the integration of cultures and generations within the international business community.
Rosealee is an international presenter who brings vitality to the stage with a focus on “powering professional futures strategically.” Her most requested topics are Bridging Generational and Workplace Cultures; Dynamics of Fear; Challenge of Power; and Getting to U: Strength, Authenticity and Perception. She holds a Strengths®-based Educator designation from Gallup, Inc. and is a continuing student of psychology.
Her entrepreneurial spirit has given wings to several successful corporations over several decades. She currently serves as founder and Chief Strategist to StrategicU. In that capacity she fuels her passion for inspiring positive developmental change. Decades of insights into personal, professional, and organizational engagement bring a unique perspective to her work.
DCTC employment history
Rosealee has served DCTC students for more than a decade, bringing her special blend of leadership, international business, and hospitality experiences to the classroom. She is known internationally for her work in meetings, events, conventions, trade shows, and destinations. She is the academic advisor and primary faculty member for students in the Hospitality and Event Management AAS program, Meeting and Event Certificate, and Hospitality Lodging Operations Certificate. Rosealee is supported and maintains working relationships with a vast network of hospitality professionals who often provide curriculum guidance and employment services to program graduates. She encourages you to “meet” them all on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosealeelee/. Her experience and reputation in hospitality is embedded in two of Rosealee’s certifications. She holds the coveted Certified Meeting Manager (CMM) and Certified Association Executive (CAE). She is one of handful of individuals worldwide who hold both the CMM and CAE designations.
Rosealee is a mentor of students and alumni who strives to be accessible. In her words, she “meets the students where they are at.” That can mean online or phone meetings in the evening hours, or perhaps meeting at a coffee shop or café. Meeting students where they are at doesn’t mean simple geography. Her students encompass a wide span of ages and experience. They may also reside outside the state or country. As a result, her approaches to helping students stay engaged are often unconventional. Behind everything Rosealee does is her belief that students deserve an opportunity to explore their passions. Students who work hard at developing their skills for a career will find a champion in Rosealee.
Rosealee has earned numerous awards throughout her career. She believes that her current award (or reward) is the growth and strength of DCTC’s hospitality program and alumni. After graduation Rosealee continues to coach alumni in their careers. She builds connections that live on for the benefit of individuals and the business community.
Rosealee has well over 60 publications to her credit. Some include magazine covers. The publication is most passionate about at this point in her career is her blog (rosealeelee.com) and the book she is writing.
Rosealee is honored to serve as a board member of the Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the DCTC Foundation. She is also a member of numerous industry organizations.
When she’s not in Minnesota, Rosealee may be found at her Nevada retreat with her sidekick, a Chinese Crested dog named Jazz. She and Jazz like to walk in the high desert, drive mountain passes, and explore the western landscape. She is equally happy with a computer keyboard, fishing pole, or pistol in her hand. Friends in Nevada, gave her the moniker, Sassy Desert Rose. She’s proud of the “sassy” label.