Alice Wo

Project Management

Evolve Artist

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My happy place

The beach by my place is so quiet and untouched. I bike here after work, bring a book and a drink, and just sit until the sun sets.

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My core values

AuthenticityBalanceCreativityLearningOpenness

I do my best work and show up as my best self when I listen to my artistic/creative and intellectual sides. It's important to me to never stop learning and remain open to new experiences and opinions, it's what energizes me and interests me. Authenticity matters because I can't do work or show up in relationships that don't align with my values, otherwise it makes my skin crawl.

Things I'd love to learn

Product management, data analytics, scuba diving, pottery, comedic timing

Things that deeply motivate me…

Being my most authentic self 🎨Learning as much as I can 🤓Having unique experiences ✨Working with people I love 🥰Building cool sh*t

I'm driven by the excitement of new experiences and I'm externally motivated. I love creating and being creative because it stretches my brain.

I learn best by…

doing ittaking a courseblocking time to do it

I need things written out if I'm going to remember them. I also need some alone time after leaning something new so I can process and practice on my own.

Outside of work, you'll find me...

BreakfastBikeStop for ice creamBe with people I lovePicnic at beachSunset

Play piano, dance (not well)

How I relax

Hang out with dogs, travel to places I haven't been to, read

Sweat. Most types of sports get my mind off of things.

I worry that my teammates might perceive me as…

Too uptight when I'm in productivity mode

When I want to see results, I've conditioned myself to dial down my emotions so that I focus on doing. I feel like I overcorrect my usual empathic traits so much that people may lose their connection to me as a team mate or manager.

Most fulfilling project I've worked on

Being the project manager of a $1 mil. product launch for a small company

I got to translate the vision into a project plan, delegate tasks, and build a close relationship with team mates as I oversaw their progress. It felt great checking things off as deliverables were completed and launched into the public eye. Seeing the sales come in because of the systems and processes I built felt incredible.

😬😧🥴 Recently went outside my comfort zone…

Started a business dev role with no experience, am learning on the fly

I have a business operations background, where I've managed a client success, marketing, and sales department for a B2C service. Taking on a business development role in the B2B space didn't come with the quick wins I was used to, it came with a lot of rejection and a slower process to close sales. Direct sales and strategic sales pushed my comfort zone. I talked openly about this with my manager, and he supported me as I landed sales calls and used my marketing background to generate leads.

I'm energized at work by…

getting sh*t done.building stuffsolving problems

Productive meetings or no meetings at all

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

Less emotion, short in my communication, need alone time to think

I like when someone helps me sort out my thoughts with me, verbalizing things instead of containing it in my head helps me find relief

Me when sh*t hits the fan

I'm pretty calm when things explode because I know I need to be in order to keep everyone else calm. I'll take responsibility for the parts that I messed up, and if I'm managing someone, I'll ask them privately what happened and it's usually more of a discussion. Then we focus on the solution and what we'll do differently moving forward

Epic work fails

Forgot to optimize checkout pages for mobile, checkout button was hidden :(

To always test something before deploying it, especially if it's customer facing. User experience is everything. I ended up creating a QA checklist and a process where different client success team members would test something before it went live.

My Achilles Heel is…

I can go down a rabbit hole and overanalyze things

Setting clear expectations so that I never have to guess and overwork to "cover my bases". Giving feedback and pulling me out of the weeds when they see me drilling into a topic too deep

I really admire teammates who are…

Communicate openly, get their work done, have attention to detail

Open communication leaves out the guesswork and deliver/receive feedback. Getting work done is about being fair to other team members and sharing the workload to make big things happen, and attention to detail creates better quality work, it shows thought and intention, and prevents mistakes from happening

My areas for growth

Balances internal resources effectivelyMakes decisions promptly, even with uncertaintyClearly communicates purpose and vision

During project kick-offs, present the project plan with a clear "why". Afterwards, ask for feedback to see how clearly the plan was communicated

How I stand out

Mentors and develops teammates for their growthCollaborates effectively with teammatesIntentional and strategic project planningMaintains clear long term vision that drives decision makingWilling to openly have difficult conversations

Can make sense and organize large amounts of information and can prioritize and organize it into a plan of action