Jodi Rowlett

Name

Jodi Rowlett

Bio

The Good Life…..for me it's more than the motto for the state of Nebraska, It's descriptive of my life. I've spent the past 23 years with State Farm, working in almost every part of the organization. Ultimately, I've found my true love lies in working with our State Farm agents as they carry out the Good Neighbor promise to our customers. Currently, I'm part of the Change Management Team focused on introducing new initiatives to employees and agents to create an integrated customer platform, meet customer's multiple needs, and providing remarkable customer experiences. Outside of work, I'm a mom of two busy teenagers, an enthusiastic volunteer in the community, and an avid Husker fan!

Location

Lincoln NE (USA)

What draws you to the STIA conference?

Change adoption….I live it and love it in a major US corporation everyday! The STIA conference is a great place to be with like-minded individuals facing some of the same ups and down of change management on a daily basis.

What are you hoping to experience?

To gain infinite knowledge on the successful implementation of a change in a major corporation. Or if that's asking too much, a few tips and best practices to help shepherd a change through layers of leadership and employees who are already overworked and skeptical about change!

What are you most passionate about?

People working together! No matter if it is in business, through volunteer organizations, or simply people you walk or drive by on a daily basis. By demonstrating patience, sharing our talents, and looking for a positive resolution, almost any business, local, or global issue can be overcome!

How do you see transformation occurring from this conference?

As a STIA "virgin" last year, my focus was simply on learning more about the change management process. This year, I feel that I can contribute more to discussions or role plays. In particular, I would love to visit with other STIA participants that also work on change management in a large corporation. In a large organization, you often control only a portion of the change process….so I'm interested in learning more about influencing corporate direction that may be above my level of leadership.

What’s your bigger vision?

To be a part of an organization that embraces change! So much, that the various change initiatives that are seen as so major today….seem like our day-to-day business in the future.

What needs to happen for you to evaluate this STIA+ experience as a success?

I see two key areas: (1) Idea Sharing: It may be as simple as walking away with one really awesome idea that I can incorporate into my daily work, or (2) Enthusiasm to Change: The upcoming year is filled with many new change initiatives for my large organization. The STIA conference may be just the spark of positive energy needed to face a busy year!