Whether my final product is a contract or a lasagna, I am courageous and am continuously looking for new techniques for improvement. I am always ready to learn a new recipe, language or fact that can build on what I already know. I’ve learned that people are often the best source of new information and sitting on a patio with good people willing to share their experiences is the new and improved encyclopedia.
Efficiency is my top priority which is what led me to a career in IT and business processes. I enjoy the challenge of making a process run more smoothly with better outputs and use insight of the industry and specific company or project to find the best solution. I use my organization and proactive attitude to make sure that all my projects are completed on time and with a reliably high standard.
Currently I am exploring all the applications of improving businesses in regard to both financial gain as well as work environment in my MBA studies. Teamwork and leadership are my focus and are vast spheres that require constant attention and improvement. I am especially interested in the different approaches to building trust on a team. Through my mentoring activities with MyOneDegree I have been able to use some of the team building approaches in a real world setting while also helping students reach their full potential.
Mentoring has also helped me improve my ability to translate complex issues into terms that are easily understood. There is nothing like a teenager asking about Trump to test that skill! This is something imperative in the IT world as most clients are not aware of the how or why a technology is recommended. I always strive to help others understand the “why” and the “why not” before moving forward on a project.
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand