Girl Twin Solutions

Embracing team dynamics since birth!

September 2, 2019

Running for Board of Education

For more than eight years, I promoted civic leadership as part of my Hays Area Chamber of Commerce duties. Due to our employee policy, I was unable to run for any elected position, so when I pursued my own professional consulting business, I knew I needed to “practice what I preached.” I grew up with my own father serving on the Board at our local school district, and thus believe my own child (who is a Sophomore at Hays High School) will benefit greatly by observing me in this important volunteer capacity. Walking into the county clerk’s office to file for USD 489 Board of Education was a thrill, but also one of the more vulnerable moments I’ve experienced. While I cannot control the outcome of the election, I am proud to have the courage and fortitude to put my name on the ballet this election.

Since I have this site to use as a platform, let me share a few reasons why I believe I’m qualified for this important role. Working with a variety of boards, personalities, and the general public helped me develop an extensive and diverse set of skills. From mediation, to political savviness to fiduciary oversight, I have hands-on experience with the more delicate matters that are unique to a Board of Education member.

My communication skills will be a strength I rely on greatly. In my experience, the best decisions result from healthy dialogue and collaboration; thus, having an open mind to various issues is crucial. The school district is a system made up of many moving parts and pieces, so it is irresponsible to enter this with a mindset of preconceived notions, ideas and agendas. I understand my learning curve will require research, discussions with various stakeholders and training with the State Board of Education; I intend to come prepared to meetings as much as possible, while remaining honest and humble when I need to study a topic or situation more thoroughly.

Simply put, I am not running on any specific agenda item, and while everyone may not agree with my decisions, I hope they can trust I put forward due diligence in making the best decisions possible.

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July 29, 2019

So now what?

Today marks the day I focus full time on my new business Girl Twin Solutions, LLC, where I provide professional training, coaching, presenting, and consulting to help others achieve greater success. (My teenager keeps telling others I'm now unemployed...SELF, son, Self-Employed - big difference!)

The major question I hear is what my specialty or focus will be. Out of the gate, I've identified four areas that I am promoting, which includes Board Development, Professional Networking (connection vs transactional), Leaderful Women and Chamber "Newbie" training. I'll spend much time creating additional content, writing (a book is in my near future!) and developing relationships (in other words, presenting at as many conferences as possible).

I also welcome ideas on training needs so that I can customize to fit specific business needs; two requests I've received so far focus on the area of customer experience. Feel free to drop me a note on your ideas at tammy@tammywellbrock.com. 

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July 25, 2019

Last Day Eve

Every day for the past eight years, I have had the privilege of serving 487 members, leading 4 amazing professionals, facilitating 7 leadership programs, guiding 50 ambassadors, aiding 13 board directors and encouraging 130 young professionals. 

And it all ends tomorrow. But who's counting?

Along the way, there have been numerous meetings, discussions, agendas, smiles and memories, including the pivotal moment in 2013 when we were honored as a National Chamber of the Year finalist. The faces and names have changed somewhat during this date range, but the friendships and experiences will inspire me for eternity.

I am honored to have been a small piece of a larger legacy and I thank all those who helped me along this incredible journey. 

 

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July 17, 2019

ACCE Conference a Success!

Since I announced my resignation as Chamber President/CEO in February (by the way, I don’t recommend 6-month notices in case you are wondering), life has been a whirlwind of activity and emotions. Time spent during the day focused on chamber succession planning, while evenings have been spent focusing on my new business. Preparing for the ACCE Conference in Long Beach, which took place this week, became priority as I was honored to facilitate a break-out session as my first official outing representing Girl Twin Solutions. I made valuable connections and met even more amazing Chamber professionals, so overall a great investment of time and resources.

One aspect I regret not having time to focus on these past few months is updating this website. As you can tell from the archives, I have blogged since 2009. That simple action was a small step toward preparing for the large leap of creating my own business. In the weeks ahead, this website will morph to represent the next phase of my professional career and personal aspirations. I welcome you to join me in this journey of discovery and development.

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February 16, 2019

Why Girl Twin Solutions?

If I run into anyone who knows of my hometown of Healy, Kan., I will refer to myself as the girl twin. Instead of sharing I was Gary Brooks' daughter (he had two) or his child (he had three), I simply say I'm the girl twin. In a community of less than 300, my twin brother and I were one of few twin sets who lived there all of our 18 years of childhood. I believe the next set closest in age were still decades apart from us. Thus begins my most unique claim to fame.

I love being a twin - while we never experienced those "twin moments" some people share, I do find it interesting that I had to learn to refer to myself in the singular form. Even today, I slip into "we" or "us" when referring to my childhood. 

Perhaps the most impactful part of sharing my childhood with another was the continuous training of teamwork. Sibling interaction plays a huge role in development, and I would argue being a twin, especially when growing up in such a small town, helped me be more effective when working with others.

 Stay tune for more updates on this new venture!

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