1. What three words describe you and why?
Nurturing: I believe in the amazing potential each of us possesses. I’m always considering what more I can do to support people’s growth and development.
Loyal: I’m dedicated to the people and ideas in which I believe.
Sincere: Authenticity is key.
2. What is/was your volunteer role?
I was the Chapter President in 2018 and Acting President in 2019 and 2020. I am currently the Immediate Past President and serve as an advisor to the 2021 Board. My role as a chapter leader also allowed me to pursue volunteer roles on a national level. Currently, I’m also serving a 2-year term on the ATD Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) where we work with chapters to share their best practices and select the Chapter of the Month.
3. What do you/did you love about volunteering for ATD NYC? How has the experience changed you?
You’ll find that each Board Member pursued their role because they believed they could make a positive impact on the Chapter. I’m no different. I saw opportunities (member experience and member engagement) to improve the Chapter and enjoyed being able to test ideas in a supportive environment. While not every idea was successful, I feel I was able to have an overall positive impact on the Chapter. My experience was a confidence-builder. I’m much more open to failing than before because I see how much you can learn from it.
4. What career development opportunities are you exploring in the next one year?
I love the work I do (employee experience and employee engagement) and I’m becoming increasingly frustrated by the limited scope and timeframes that are inherent in consulting engagements. My goal is to move back into a corporate role where I can lead a company's employee experience initiatives.
5. What advice would you give to a Chapter member who is considering volunteering today?
ATD NYC is an amazing organization that offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. And, if you don't see an opportunity posted, we are open to creating one. Volunteering is a great way to practice and hone your skills in a safe, welcoming environment that encourages experimentation.
6. What is the best way to get in touch with you and/or your social media links, website, email address?