What part of being on the SPACC YPro Committee are you most excited about this year?
A: I am most excited about using this opportunity to find my place in the Twin Cities! As a recent transplant, I found myself feeling like an outsider. Hopefully, through networking and events, I will soon feel right at home in no time.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A: The best piece of advice I've ever gotten was: “If you have to get somewhere by 10, and it takes you 15 minutes to get there, you should leave 25 minutes early because something always happens and you never really get there in 15 minutes.”
What skills have you found to be essential for success?
A: I think the most important factor for success is tenacity. It is absolutely impossible to fail if you keep trying. Eventually you’ll get there.
What are you reading right now?
A: I am reading “Head First PMP” (by Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stellman). I plan to get my Project Management Professional Certification this year. A great book I just finished that changed my life is called “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown. It’s all about cutting out all of the noise in your life to address the real issues!
Any favorite networking tips?
A: Almost everyone in the room wants to make new friends, and almost everyone in the room is just as scared as you are to start the conversation first. Just walk up and give someone a compliment. Start a conversation from there.