Controller at Cristaux International (J4)
"I learned how to be cognizant of how much my mood sets the tone for everyone else’s day. If I’m having a bad day, next thing you know, everyone is having a bad day."
What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?
I’m tough but fair, and I’m emotionally present.
What is your superpower?
Organization. I am one of the most organized people. I am on top of things and I don’t forget anything.
What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?
Transparency: a leader has to have it, or else people are guessing or questioning. Also, direction. Especially at young companies, if people don’t know where the bus is going, they’ll get lost quickly.
How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?
My overall expertise is operations, finance, and accounting: what’s going on at a company when it comes to financials.
What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?
The Alchemist. I love the story, and how any time the kid thinks he’s ready to stop, he keeps moving. He realizes it’s all about the journey.
What have you learned about yourself through participating in Junto?
The biggest thing I learned is how everything goes top-down at a company. I learned how to be cognizant of how much my mood sets the tone for everyone else’s day. If I’m having a bad day, next thing you know, everyone is having a bad day.
Finish the following sentence, "In my experience, ______________."
Your gut was always right the first time. I don’t know how many decisions I’ve agonized over and then came back to the first decision that I originally thought about.
What's something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?
I’d like to get involved with more charities and be able to talk about that involvement on my profile.