Suntiva Spotlight

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PURVI DUNN

I currently manage a number of programs within the FDA focusing on leadership development, coaching, change management, and many other organizational performance solutions. I am also the coaching and leadership development practice area manager, as well as a certified coach providing individual leadership coaching to leaders across FDA. I also support business development efforts across the CBU.

What do you think makes Suntiva a great place to work? Why do you enjoy working for Suntiva?
I have been working at Suntiva for almost six years and I can say, hands down, the people are what makes Suntiva a great place to work–the expertise they bring, the partnership they convey, and their willingness to collaborate. Suntiva employees across the board demonstrate their core values daily. Everyone I work with checks their egos at the door and work together to help our clients achieve their mission and goals, which is something is very hard to find in this industry.

What do you enjoy most in working with Suntiva’s clients? What’s your most impactful project with a client and why?
As a Suntiva employee, I believe that we are truly trusted advisors that support our clients to deeply understand what their needs and challenges are, and then craft solutions to meet their desired outcomes; sometimes different from what they think they need. Suntiva designs and delivers high-quality complete solutions–not just a written report for our clients to read over.

All of the projects I have worked on have been very impactful in their own ways. For three years, I ran program with FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs as their organization was going through a restructure. We trained over 400 mangers in leadership development concepts to include resiliency. We designed and implemented a cohort program for managers where they participated in in-person training, monthly webinars, individual coaching, 360 assessments, and communities of practice over a nine month period. As a result of our work, ORA managers developed a common terminology and learned new skills that facilitated the change they were experiencing.

What influenced or drove you become an expert in your field?
Over the years I have developed competencies and skills that enable me to bridge two worlds together–the actual work and how to implement the work. I bring a strength in managing programs with the understanding of our clients’ needs and desires. This is one of the reasons why I continued my education and received my PMP designation and coaching certifications. I thoroughly enjoy designing leadership programs and working together with our clients for overall success.

What drives or inspires you to work at Suntiva?
I am inspired working at Suntiva because of the impact we are able to make in the federal sector. For example, the FDA has been such an instrumental part of solutions during the COVID19 pandemic. Being on the forefront of supporting the federal workforce and their organizations with high-quality organizational performance solutions enables them to accomplish their mission and gives me the drive to succeed every day.

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