Trust the universe. It’s what I’ve learned in the past 20+ years of working. Your career path may twist and turn, and you always end up where you are meant to be. That’s the case for me here at exaqueo. It’s a place where I can merge my diverse background in consulting, client service, marketing, brand, change management, and business strategy.
Having consulted dozens of companies and corresponded with thousands of employees, I have so much respect for humanity. There is the single mom whose eyes swelled up while telling me she was no longer allowed to keep pictures of her kids in her cubicle. The man who endured cancer treatments and is forever grateful to his empathetic bosses for the flexibility they gave him. Then there is the young adult whose company contributed to finishing his college degree, making him the first in his family. This is my favorite part of what we do. We get to talk to people about their lives and their livelihood, to make work a better place. It’s really an honor.
No matter what the industry - and I’ve worked across almost every one, including tech, retail, hospitality, healthcare, consumer goods, manufacturing, insurance, automotive - it’s work. We spend so much of our lives working. It should be a place where both employee and employer feel value.
I am a living and breathing example of this. After a decade in the corporate world, I linked back up with Susan after we both departed Marriott International to embark on a journey to bring employer brand to the forefront of business strategy. It has been so much more than that: aspects of business they don’t teach when you get your MBA, speed I never knew I was capable of, compassion from an employer I never knew existed, and a team of talented people I never imagined we could curate. After having a daughter, a son, another (surprise!) daughter, a move, a renovation, another move, I’m owning my balance here. The value I seek, matched by exaqueo.
MBA, Brand Management and Strategy
BA, French and World Politics
Rich Products Corporation
My First Paycheck
(Shining my dad’s shoes for $2/pair if we’re not counting W-2s)