Week 3: Casually Cool
What hobbies, activities, and pastimes fuel your passion?
I have a wide variety of interests – a jack of many trades, but master of none, I’m afraid. Six days a week, I run – this is as much to clear my head and keep me balanced as it is for the exercise. I enjoy being involved in community activities, gardening, travel – love seeing new places and people, collecting art glass and modern art, and trying new restaurants. On the home front, our Boxer/Lab, Lola, is a big part of my life – taking her on walks, hikes, and keeping her happy brings a great deal of joy to my life.
Week 2: Workplace Image
The greatest thing about my job is that there is no typical day. I am fortunate to work with tremendously creative and dedicated people for an innovative, compassionate company. My day may involve working on a client pitch, reconciling financial data, managing the departmental budget, creating internal and external marketing materials, providing coaching and development to an employee, hiring, developing and implementing policies, or working with a talented group of colleagues on a project team for a new initiative… just to name a few. Communication, collaboration, and being committed to striving for excellence are keys to successfully taking on these responsibilities – I also know that triumphs aren’t achieved because I did something – it’s because we did something together.
Week 1: First Impressions
A strong and supportive family is and has always been my foundation – that family includes the friends who are family. With their love and support, I’ve had the courage to try new things, tackle challenges, have faith, and be true to myself. I’ve also been wonderfully blessed with the opportunity to travel, see other cultures, and enjoy new experiences and stretch opportunities that have given me the ability to see things from perspectives different than my own. In my life, I’ve had successes and failures and worked to learn from both – the former builds confidence, the latter builds character. And, at the end of the day, I have a tremendously supportive partner who reminds me to take time to smell the roses and enjoy life – not just focus on the next project.
Why should people vote for you as the best Role Model for Men at Work?
I try to live my life like every walkway is a runway… you have to own it. Be true to yourself, and success will follow you.