In this week’s #NewBusinessMindset conversation business and community leader Valerie Hill Rawls talks to us about her career in marketing and communications, about the shift she has made in founding a business founded on creating scalable ecological livable built environments, and what has driven her to make this move. She offers lessons on sustainability and on taking a broader perspective that can benefit all of us.
Lessons from the Show
In a rich conversation, Valerie offers us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- It’s not just about being curious, but about bringing out curiosity in others by asking questions and quoting from what you read;
- Learning to look across and merge organizational layers and silos and integrate stakeholders;
- The value of taking a broader and more holistic view of sustainability.
About Valerie A. Hill Rawls
Valerie is the CEO/Founder of Hill Rawls Marketing Consultants (HRMC), and Managing Director of Hill Eco, Inc. For thirty-two years, HRMC has provided marketing communications, strategic planning, project management, and stakeholder engagement services for Fortune 1000-Mid tier organizations and start-ups in the public, philanthropic and business sectors; financial services, transportation, healthcare, education, telecom, and retail, and it has served an impressive range of clients including Allstate, Ameritech, Baxter Healthcare, FedEx, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, Office Max, Quaker Oats, University of Chicago Hospitals, Visa, MasterCard, Navistar, Sears, Wells Fargo; the cities of Elgin, IL, Wheeling, IL, Elkhart, IN; and Fulton County, GA.
In response to the largest migration in human history, between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will absorb 3.1 billion people. Valerie established Hill Eco, Inc. to address this issue. The mission of Hill Eco, Inc. is to create scalable ecological livable built environments that provide housing, health and wellness programming, higher education, employment, business, and economic development platforms for multi-generational social mobility paths.
For the past decade, Valerie’s interest has been, sustainable economic development, corporate social responsibility, and community-based social marketing. Respect for ethical values, people, communities, and the environment are the core tenets of our work.
You can contact Valerie by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about her life and businesses.
This is episode # 173