Learning Lab - Leadership Presence
with Duana Patton, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Leadership presence is the ability to take command of a room, assume a leadership role amongst various audiences, share your thinking and opinion with confidence, and strike a balance between talking and listening such that your communication style is both persuasive and impactful. In essence, it is the soft skill that will propel professionals to the next level of their career. What got you the job, will not be what gets you promoted. Learn how leadership presence when applied can help emerging leaders grow and seasoned leaders succeed.
Duana Patton has been with the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. since 1994 where she started in human resources. She quickly advanced to overseeing operational, financial and human resources functions as the Operational Director. In 2006, Ms. Patton became the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc.
Duana is a certified Strategic Agile Organizational Leadership coach, an Executive Coach, a certified John Maxwell speaker, and a certified emerging leader coach. Locally, Duana serves on the North Central State College Foundation board, is a member of the IHeart Radio Advisory Council and is a member of the OhioHealth Governance Council. At a state level, Duana was appointed by Governor Kasich to serve as a board member for the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA). She is the president of Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging (o4a) and is the president of Direction Home, LLC. Duana was recently appointed to the Development Fund of Western Reserve. Nationally, Duana is a Alternate Board Member of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)-Region V and is a client advisory board member for Wipfli, LLP.
Duana holds an MBA in Healthcare Management from Western Governors