Pegine in the News and Media
Pegine’s insights into business leadership and personal development are often used in articles and by the press. She has also won numerous awards over the years for being a leader in her field.
Story Angles and Topics
Pegine is available to contribute unique insights, sound bites and featured content to media professionals working on various women’s business leadership topics, articles and interviews.
Possible story angles include:
- How women can self-promote and negotiate
- Why female entrepreneurs make great board members
- Attracting and cultivating female business leaders
- Ways for women to communicate their value
- Leadership principles and techniques
- Developing confidence and power
- How to develop a million-dollar mindset
What the Media is Saying
Pegine’s insight into leadership and diversity in the workplace is often used in articles and by press. She has also won numerous awards over the years for being a leader in her field. Pegine has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, HR Magazine, Washington Post, NY Times, and BusinessWeek.com as well as NPR Fresh Air, CNN and Univision affiliates.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pegine offers some bits of wisdom on speaking and being a presenter. Her years of experience have taught her to be humble and listen to what her clients need and then build a customized program based on solid feedback.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,”
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.
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.
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