Pegine Echevarria and Team Pegine
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Led by CEO Pegine Echevarria, Team Pegine, Inc. is an award-winning organizational development and training firm that helps corporations and government engage, reach, train, develop and market internally and externally to women and multicultural.
Team Pegine is an 8(a) business, 8(m) business, certified WBENC and Hispanic owned business. With clients ranging from Colgate-Palmolive, to NASA, to the US Army, Team Pegine has received the prestigious “Exceptional” CPAR rating.
Story Angles and Topics
Pegine Echevarria and other members of Team Pegine are available to contribute unique insights, sound bites and featured content to media professionals working on various diversity training, leadership development, employee engagement, outreach marketing, human resources, role playing and event management topics, articles and interviews.
All content provided is customized for your specific needs and target outcomes.
Possible story angles include:
- How to Market to Women
- White Guys are Diverse too!
- How to Reach Multicultural Groups
- Increase Engagement, Morale and Productivity
- How to Reach Military Leaders, Prior Services and Military in Transition
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Team Pegine’s insight into leadership and diversity in the workplace is often used in articles and by press. Pegine Echevarria has also won numerous awards over the years for being a leader in her field.
“Pegine Echevarria is an author, motivational speaker and CEO of Team Pegine, Inc., a motivational training and consulting firm focusing using role-playing and event planning to create success within the military, federal government, manufacturing-focused organizations, and among women and Hispanics.”
“Pegine presented at the 2012 Hispana Leadership Summit, a gathering of Latina professionals and entrepreneurs from around the country. She spoke on leadership from a Latina perspective.”
“Pegine Echevarria, Owner and President of Team Pegine, Inc., an SBA-certified 8(a) company, was inducted into the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame. Pegine is one of a handful of women and the only Latina woman to be honored with this distinction, this honor reflects her hard work and personal style.”
“Diversity Training Pitfalls to Avoid”
By Rebecca R. Hastings, SPHR
In this article about diversity training, Rebecca R. Hastings makes great points about what to do and what not to do in diversity training. One point is about being prepared and knowing your audience. Pegine says a trainer’s level of preparation can make or break diversity training.
“Small business: Sweet rewards”
By David Chapman, Jacksonville Daily Record
Pegine was one of a handful of small business owners and advocates who were honored for their contributions to the small business community in Northeast Florida. The complete list of winners include: Joanne Kazmierski, Jacksonville Port Authority manager of community outreach, who received the Minority Small Business Champion of the Year honor; Helga Langthon of SOHO Network Solutions, who received the Small Business Exporter of the Year honor; Pegine Echevarria of Team Pegine, who received the Women in Business Champion of the Year honor; and Rear Adm. Kevin Delaney of Delaney & Associates Consulting, who received the Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year honor.
“Give Yourself A Gift”
Pegine’s insights on what motivates you as an individual a leader and a representative appeared on this well known motivational blog. She states that the power to achieve and take action towards your goals lies in your thoughts about yourself, your future. Mix in the truth that you have to believe the following: You deserve whatever you want and you can achieve your goals with effort and time.
“5 Ways to Engage Men in Gender Diversity Initiatives”
By Elizabeth Harrin (London)
In this article about diversity, Elizabeth Harrin points out that you need to make it clear that diversity includes men too. She goes on to state that, “It’s great to plan to include men in diversity initiatives, but the full benefit will only be felt if men feel they are also part of the diversity of the workforce. Men – especially white men – sometimes take a back seat in questions of diversity because it doesn’t appear to include them. They become disengaged with diversity and inclusion initiatives – and disengaged employees cost the U.S. workforce more than $300 billion in lost productivity alone, according to Gallup.” Pegine’ program White Guys Are Diverse Too (watch the video!) focuses on re-engaging men with the idea that they too are part of a group that makes up a fully diverse workforce.
By Pegine Echevarria
The Warriors Blog published this story by Pegine. Pegine writes about how there is a lot of talk these days about responsibility. Finger pointing at others for the conditions that we are experiencing. The truth is that we, you and I, have to take one hundred percent responsibility for the condition that we are in. I’m talking about what is happening in your world, mind, home, job, family and finances Accidents happen and tragedies occur, however, how you deal with them and how you react to them determines the outcome you experience in life. That is your responsibility.
SBA Announces North Florida’s 2010 Small Business Person of the Year & Small Business Champions
Pegine Echevarria, CEO & President of team Pegine of Ponte Vedra Beach, has been named the 2010 Women in Business Champion of the Year for the North Florida District and the State of Florida.
By Charlie in #TrenchHR, HR Profession
Charlie discusses an upcoming event customized from Pegin’s “Lighten Up and Lead” program. He knows that while content is important, the person presenting it is more important. He says he is “placing his bets with speakers who have a great story to tell. Pegine spent some of her teenage years in a gang with serious street cred. Back then she was known as ‘La Loca’ and ‘The Escorter.’ That’s enough for me?she has a story to tell. And she wants HR to have fun while being more feisty, fearless, and focused! Seriously, what more can you ask for?
“Big Government, Small Business”
By Elaine Pofeld, AirTran GO Magazine
Pegine does not just talk the talk, she walks the walk. When she sets her mind on winning big government contracts, she goes and does it. This article talks about how Pegine won her first government job seven years ago when looking for reasons her son should not join the National Guard. Uncovering reasons why it was actually a good idea, she approached his recruiting officer – and ended up with an invitation to speak to top recruiting officers in Puerto Rico.
“Take The Lead In Handling Stress”
By Dolly Penland, Jacksonville Business Journal
Dolly Penland writes, that in any one workplace, there are many different types of people who contribute to that company’s success. The problem is that, just like kids on a playground, not everyone plays well with others. That’s just in good economic times. Add the stress of this economy, and you could end up with a whole lot of clashing personalities. That is where Pegine’ program “Play BIG to Reach Your Potential’ teaches everyone from management to team members how to recognize and fix problem behaviors so that everyone reaches their full potential while contributing to the success of the business.
“Creating an Effective Human Resource Management Program”
By Laura Schlereth, Lowes
Laura Schlereth of Lowes, Inc points out that every employee deserves the guarantee of health, security and safety. A Human Resources Management (HRM) program ensures positive welfare for workers so that they get the most out of their careers, which will, in turn, increase productivity and benefit the business. She quotes Pegine in saying, that although HR and FM might be two different functions, they both share the same goal of wanting the company to be successful.
“Leave Your Company on a Good Note”
By Kenneth Bredemeier, The Washington Post
Kenneth Bredemeier in this article talks about how to leave a company without burning bridges. He asks for Pegine’s insight on this topic and quotes Pegine as saying an exiting worker should write a report for whoever is going to take over her job. What were they working on? Who are the people who would impact the job? She ought to walk around the office and make sure she has well-mended fences. People will not remember what you did for the last two years but the last interactions. Aside from doing this, Pegine says the worker should also check the company handbook and see what departure policies might be relevant, such as severance payments and pay for unused personal or vacation time.
A Letter From Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Bill Nelson congratulates Pegine on her recent graduation of the ATHENAPowerlink program. He goes on to say that, “Small businesses are at the foundation of the American economy. Small business owners like you keep our citizens employed and provide invaluable services to our communities.”
“Get Over Yourself!”
Pegine offers some bits of wisdom on speaking and being a presenter. Her years of experience have tought her to be humble and listen to what her clients needs and then build a customized program based on solid feedback.
JWBC Focuses On Minority Outreach Through Women Of Color Initiative
Pegine shares some insight into minority woman and how they provide a valuable resource to other woman. They need to speak out and be leaders that motivate. She says a lot of the hesitation to do so is embedded in the culture. In Pegine’s hispanic culture it is ingrained in individuals to not ask for help in business matters and to not brag about your success. Woman of color need to know that tapping into resources and sharing success is crucial to their own success.
The Current Status of Diversity in the Workplace
Hispanic Business magazine discussed the term diversity and how it relates now to human resources. Pegine has always known that diversity has many faces and how leaders motivate their employees and treat them as diverse individuals.
Beyond Race And Gender
We’ve come a long way since the days of Rosie the Riveter, but some experts believe the American workplace has room for improvement. Even today, some workplaces consider variances in race and gender as diversity. But there?s more to a diverse company than the color of employees’ skin. Pegine knows companies profit from having a diverse workforce by valuing employees for the uniqueness in what they bring to the table.
Changing Makeup of Workforce Translates Into Need for Multilingual Approach
By HR, The Lead Report
Human resource departments are responding to increasingly diverse workplaces by developing strategies that range from recruiting bilingual staff members to making company policies and training materials available in more that one language. Pegine knows that we are living in a global economy and this reach and focus on diversity will help leaders motivate all employees.
Businesses Weigh Options For Outside Financing
Jacksonville Business journal
Whether starting a new business or growing an existing one, many business owners assume they need a big infusion of cash before making their move. However, there are a few things to consider that may determine whether outside financing is even needed.
When Crime Pays, Speaker Report – Successful Meetings
By Kinley Levack
Kinley talks about Pegine’s background and says “Sometimes the most arresting speakers are the ones who learned a lesson the hard way, paid their dues, and now teach audiences a thing or two about behavior and motivation.
Empowering Attendees To Connect, Insurance & Financial Meetings Management
Too often when people attend meetings and conferences opportunities are missed, connections are never forged and relationships are never built because they aren’t given the chance to meet, connect and talk. In this article Pegine talks about how to make connections and create processes that encourage and deliver opportunities, connections and relationships for all involved. She provides five ways to empower participants to connect and play together.
Article On Diversity
By Silke Endress, International Professional Women’s Magazine
Pegine talks about creating a better job for yourself and building relationships at work with diverse people. Successful leaders know how to ask for help and stay motivated and focused.
Business Leadership Advice.com
Pegine talks about leadership qualities and lists them and discusses each. She points out that leaders take risks. They reach out to people they don’t know or know well and connect with them. They take personal responsibility for their relationships. She goes on to say, leaders laugh, leaders motivate, inspire and promote to potential. They believe in their staff more than their staff does. Leaders, exceptional leaders, like people.
Inspirer Wants To Make Your Dreams A Reality
That’s part of the reason Pegine Echevarria won the GI Forum Award for service. David Hunt from the Florida Times Union quotes Ted Daywalt, president for Employers United for a Stronger America, a North Carolina-based advocacy group for the National Guard, Army Reserve and their employers as saying “Pegine comes across very effectively. She’s very concise, and she knows what she’s trying to convey,”
Dreams Do Come True
Eco Latino congratulates Pegine on being accepted into the US Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame.
Latino Speakers Bureau Celebrates Top Professional Speakers
National Society For Hispanic Professionals
The Latino Speakers Bureau announces the launch of a new website to showcase its top Latino motivational speaker, bringing a message of hope and success around the world. The Latino Speakers Bureau brings together celebrated, well-known professional keynote speakers and motivational experts, such as Pegine.
Making Diversity A Priority At Meetings, Corporate & Incentive Magazine
In this article by Pegine, Pegine talks about how a clear diversity policy provides a tremendous return on investment. Research has proven that profits and productivity increase when diversity is a priority.
- Wall Street Journal, “Latinos Get a Leg Up on the Leadership Ladder”
- Washington Post.com, “Another Approach To Job Rejection”
- SHRM Survey Report “State Of Diversity Management”
- HR Magazine, “More States Take On Immigration Reform”
- BusinessWeek, “Return Of The Dress Code”
- Latina Magazine, “6 Things Every Latina Should Know How To Do”
- New York Newsday, “Pegine: A Speaker With Street Smarts”
- SHRM Workforce Diversity Library Retention, “Mentoring Done Right”
- HR Magazine, “Cross Cultural Connections”
- SHRM Workplace Diversity Library, “Outside Diversity Councils Provide Objective Insight”
- HR Magazine, “Say Hola to the Majority”