Oct 2, 2017
Our featured guest today
is Tynesia Boyea-Robinson. Ty is the President and CEO of
Reliance Methods. In this episode, I learned how determined she
was. We experienced the mother of all technical difficulties trying
to get this call recorded and spent maybe an hour just determined
not to let our frustrations with tech get the better of our
conversation. We finally got the call to record and I think
you'll enjoy getting to learn a little about Ty.
exemplifies cross-sector leadership. In her book, Just Change:
How To Collaborate For Lasting Impact, Tynesia shares her
experience investing in cities and leaders across the country. The
goal of Just Change is to help readers understand what’s
working, what’s not working and why in order to improve their own
communities. Tynesia’s experience as an entrepreneur, Six Sigma
blackbelt, and technologist uniquely positions her to catalyze a
results-driven era of social change. In her previous role as Chief
Impact Officer of Living Cities, Tynesia was responsible for
ensuring $100M of investment produced outcomes that improved the
lives of low income people across the country.
Boyea-Robinson founded Reliance Methods to help Fortune 500 clients
like the Carlyle Group, Marriott, and others change the way the
world does business. Tynesia has been religiously leading and
writing about enterprises that “do well and do good” for over a
decade. As President and CEO of Reliance Methods, she continues to
demonstrate how business and community goals can powerfully align
towards mutual outcomes.
Tynesia relies on her deep
experience as a social change agent to advise clients. For example,
she leveraged effective cross-sector partnerships to help establish
the Social Innovation Fund and the Workforce Investment and
Opportunity Act. Additionally, as founding Executive Director of
Year Up National Capital Region (NCR) she raised $20M, was
recognized by President Obama, and supported the organization to
ensure thousands of low-income young adults are hired in careers
with family sustaining wages.
Earlier in her career,
Tynesia was a leader within several business units at General
Electric. From transforming the entire company to utilize
technology for online sales to leading an international mortgage
bank acquisition, her experience at GE groomed her to achieve
outcomes regardless of industry.
Tynesia has been a
featured speaker for a broad array of audiences including South by
Southwest and the White House Council for Community Solutions. She
has published several articles, which have been featured in the
Washington Post, Forbes and in Leap of
Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity. Her work
was also highlighted in the New York Times bestseller A Year
Up as well as in the Harvard Business School case study
Year Up: A Social Entrepreneur Builds High Performance.
She serves on numerous boards and committees.
her MBA from Harvard Business School and has a dual degree in
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Duke University.
She and her college sweetheart, Keith, are committed to
indoctrinating their children, Dylan and Sydney, with a love of
Duke basketball and all things geeky and sci-fi.