Vice President at Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology (J4)
"I’m funny as hell, and I’m a great spirit coach and corporate cheerleader."
Finish the following sentence: "In my experience, ______________."
Know what you are good at, and don’t be afraid to say what you aren’t good at.
How would you describe your areas of expertise based on industry, market, and/or function?
My education was in public relations, but after college I pivoted into design and marketing. I was working in the corporate world during the new era of technology, so I was a part of so many “firsts”, and I got a thirst for that entrepreneurial spirit. Now, my expertise are combined in being a producer, purchaser, business consultant, and growth consultant that can identify with owners on challenges they’re having with every aspect of their business.
What have you learned about yourself participating in Junto?
I was not nearly as emotionally intelligent as I thought I was.
What is one book, blog, or podcast you recommend widely?
The Great Game of Business is pivotal for any organization. When an entire organization has you accountable for the financials, you operate differently, and you get true employee engagement.
What are 1-2 leadership virtues you've observed or learned in your career?
Good leaders are coaches that have to set expectations, guide, and mentor others. The other is having hard conversations - that’s an important virtue that I’m still challenged with.
What is your strength when it comes to emotional intelligence?
Empathy. Even though I’m a big talker, I’m a good listener, try to see all sides to something.
What is your superpower?
I’m funny as hell, and I’m a great spirit coach and corporate cheerleader.
What is your most memorable Junto moment?
Each and every forum session.
What is something that's not on your LinkedIn profile that you wish was?
My speaking engagements and our year-over-year sales results.