DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP (2018 - Present)
What is your “Real” job position?
Administrative Concierge, PwC
How did you first get into the learning and development world?
After 11 years in the travel industry, it was time for a change. I started a MS in Psychology, with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology because I am fascinated by human behavior and our relationship with work. On my learning journey, I came across Appreciative Inquiry, and fell in love with the concept. I obtained a certificate in Positive Organizational Development from Champlain College and am about to complete the MS in Human Relations and OD that complements it. Needless to say, I am curious and love to learn! My goal is to provide others with the tools and support they need to clarify what they truly want and to build a fulfilling life. Joining Vermont ATD is just another way to meet other passionate L&D practitioners, and to continue to share and grow together.
What is the must-have book or resource sitting on your desk right now?
Dynamic Relationships: Unleashing the Power of Appreciative Inquiry in Daily Living by Jacqueline Stavros and Cheri Torres.
What’s a favorite quote that gives you inspiration and keeps you going?
“It’s the not the Destination, It's the journey.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where can we find you when you’re not working?
I study, read about psychology and self-development and teach others about Appreciative Inquiry. I love to be outdoors mountain biking, cross-country skiing, playing with my son and my dog or simply enjoying the beauty of state.