1. What three words describe you and why?
Empathic- I tend to be very tuned in to the emotions of others.
Detail-oriented- This can be a blessing and a curse!
Analytical- I like to consider all angles of what’s in front of me and make data-driven decisions.
2. What is/was your volunteer role?
2021 Vice President, Programs. I’m responsible for monthly chapter program planning, two regional webinar series, digital learning resources and facilitating community building events.
3. What do you/did you love about volunteering for ATD NYC? How has the experience changed you?
I’ve been honored to serve on a Board of such brilliant thought leaders and loved learning from their diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and areas of expertise. I enjoyed the challenge of re-engineering our programming strategy and got to develop my leadership skills by building a team to bring new initiatives to life. With the pandemic requiring us to continue digital delivery, I got to play with so many different types of innovative tech solutions, collaboration platforms and unique approaches to keeping virtual participants engaged. This really helped hone my virtual facilitation skills too and I was able to bring that learning back to my organization.
What stands out for me most, however, is the shared experience of this historic period of uncertainty and change in the world. The opportunity to bring together our community of members, who represent so many industries at the heart of NYC, to exchange insights, share learning and support each other during this critical time was among the most meaningful and memorable experiences.
4. What career development opportunities are you exploring in the next one year?
This experience has given me the confidence to explore additional leadership opportunities.
5. What advice would you give to a Chapter member who is considering volunteering today?
Volunteering with ATD NYC is a great way to practice skills in a safe space, expand your professional network and discover new strengths. If you’re not sure if you can commit to a long term role, there are opportunities to jump in and help out with smaller scale projects to get a sense of what it’s all about.
6. What is the best way to get in touch with you and/or your social media links, website, email address?