Joy Stroud Ruhmann of Level Up Leadership to Teach at North Carolina School of Banking

President of Leadership Development Firm Provides Insight on Leadership Concepts to Students

Raleigh, NC, August 10, 2011 --( Level Up Leadership (, a Raleigh-based leadership development firm that takes a proactive approach to working with employers and staff toward the implementation of strategies to clarify employee roles, align company goals, and promote internal engagement and dialogue that results in the sustainability of organizations, has announced that the company president, Joy Stroud Ruhmann, will teach two classes at the North Carolina School of Banking ( Celebrating its 75th year, the school is held for one week each summer at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The UNC management development program spans four years and strives to extend the skills and knowledge of banking industry managers.

On Sunday, Aug. 7, Ruhmann taught concepts of situational leadership to freshman students, and on Thursday, Aug. 11, she will lead a class for junior students on the importance of self-awareness and leadership. Ruhmann is a graduate of the North Carolina School of Banking’s Mid-Management and Advanced Management programs.

“The development of qualified leaders is a must for any field of work, but especially in the banking industry,” said Ruhmann. “Providing students with the tools they need to be effective managers is a goal that I share with the North Carolina School of Banking.”

- For more information on the North Carolina School of Banking, visit

- As an accountability and management consultant, Ruhmann works with both individuals and teams to decrease miscommunication, achieve strategic plans, and provide individual and group assessments that increase organizational productivity and performance.

About Level Up Leadership:
Level Up Leadership works with companies to assess critical issues of leadership, accountability and strategy-driven performance management by clarifying their initiatives, aligning the goals and objectives of all employees to these initiatives, and engaging all involved to accelerate organizational results. Established as an outgrowth of Ruhmann Associates, the firm offers organizations customized workforce solutions in areas such as strategy execution, cultural transformation, assessment services, training services and leadership development. Whether it is measuring the current values in your culture, building your team, enhancing leadership skills, creating a culture of personal accountability, improving hiring decisions, upgrading internal and external communication, or linking the activities of the organization back to the strategic plan, Level Up Leadership has the proven processes, tools and techniques to address the needs of any organization. By providing companies with the necessary tools to identify employees’ strengths, Level Up Leadership helps clients build more structured, productive, efficient and satisfied employee teams, maximizing the potential of employees and entire organizations. For more information, call (919) 510-0426 or visit

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