Co-FounderCompany: The XauSky Group
Role: Podcast Presenter
Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel has over twenty years of experience in Business and Hospital Administration. She began her career in manufacturing as a Purchasing Agent with the Virgin Islands Alumina Corporation (VIALCO) and eventually lead the entire purchasing and inventory control team as the Buy/Supply Administration with St. Croix Alumina (ALCOA).
In 2001, Xaulanda transitioned into the healthcare field and assumed the role of Director, Purchasing and Inventory Control at the Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center. With the launch of the $24 million Virgin Islands Cardiac Center project, Xaulanda was assigned the role of Project Manager for the business development and schematic design phases and remained a core member of the team from groundbreaking to facility opening. Throughout her eleven years at the hospital, her demonstrated leadership, operations and communication skills earned her numerous Executive Management positions such as Vice President (VP) of Materials Management, VP of Strategic Planning & Marketing, VP of Support Services and Regulatory Affairs and Chief of Communications and Community Connectivity.
In 2013, she was recruited by her former CEO to work in Minnesota on his transition team at Northwestern Health Science University. She eventually returned to healthcare, but this time in home health, with HealthStar Home Health where she managed Minneapolis operations. During her time in Minnesota, she discovered her passion for coaching and leveraging the strengths of each team member to create thriving workplace environments. She is a Life Coach Practitioner and has a Mastery Level Certification, which compliments her transformational, servant leadership style.
In 2017, Xaulanda moved to Orlando, Florida where she is currently the Senior Consultant for Urbander, specializing in Strategic Marketing, Business Development, and Diversity & Inclusion as well as the Co-Founder of The XauSky Group, Work Passion consulting and coaching. With a BA in Business Administration and MBA in Healthcare Administration, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Her dissertation is focused on “Predicting work passion: An analysis of organizational, job and relationship characteristics, work climate, mindfulness & motivation” with healthcare middle managers that self-identify as people of color.