The Northwest ISBDC is honoring region entrepreneurs and champions at its 22nd annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards event on Nov. 6! The Class of 2013 includes Desila Rosetti of Westville-based Organizational Development Solutions. She has been named the Woman-Owned Business of the Year. Here is her story.
Desila Rosetti has the opportunity to bolster organizations through her business, Organizational Development Solutions, by concentrating on the essential elements of people and processes.
“We are called on most often for both project management and staff training in the areas of human resources, strategic planning, management/leadership assistance and customer service,” she said. “We believe in assuring companies are getting good value by first providing assessment services that will help them determine the priority of the work, the risks by not addressing areas, and both the short-term and long-term action plans that will need to be accomplished.”
Rosetti herself has benefitted from guidance and mentoring along the way.
“I have been fortunate throughout my life to be surrounded by people who encouraged me. Growing up, my parents worked hard and assured that we would have opportunities they did not have,” she said. “I have worked for a variety of great managers who mentored me, provided great training opportunities, and constantly challenged me with new projects. Although I had no long-range plan to someday own my own business, I remember once being told: Don't be afraid to go out on a limb, that's where the best fruit is!”
Through ODS, Rosetti sees how she can continue to make an impact.
“I enjoy the opportunity to make a difference in my community. I work with people I went to school with, who I go to church with, and the people I see in the grocery store. Through ODS, I’ve had the opportunity to travel internationally as well as throughout the United States working with clients to strengthen their most valuable asset: their people. But I am happiest when we can work close to home,” she said. “Many of our organizations refer to us a ‘virtual team member’ - we are always there when they need us and they can depend on us for not only filling a gap but also connecting them to other community resources as well.”
Organizational Development Solutions
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