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Best way to get me excited about something

Tell me how helpful what I'm working on will be to others.

Also, showing how it fits in with other things that I love and value.

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Teammates might misunderstand me as...

Flaky, nice but incompetent, not smart enough to do my job
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I learn best by…

doing ithearing someone explain itwriting it downtaking a courseblocking time to do it

I enjoy learning by using different resources and mediums to hear from different voices for a more complete understanding.

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My favorite movie

Good Will Hunting

Robin Williams's gift of a performance paired with Matt Damon's... can't even write about it without tearing up. Robin Williams was so precious.

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Me when sh*t hits the fan

Alison Gaby when sh*t hits the fan

I spend a lot of time (too much time) reading documentation and keeping up with ongoing projects. If there is a helpful resource, I know what it is and know who to talk to if I can't fix it myself.

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The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AMspace for deep work in the PM

Deep work in the morning really sets the tone for the day for me. If I'm on a roll in the morning, I'd prefer to continue if time allows for it, but the afternoon iss much, much more flexible. Long morning meetings can disrupt my morning plans and make it difficult to get into deep work later in the day.

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

HikingMuseumsExploring locallySudokuMaking ArtBaking

Printmaking, crafting, jewelry making

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Personality type

INTP

Endlessly curious and divergent, comfortable with and interested in a wide range of topics. Fairness and kindness, guided by a goal of objectivity and rationality. Also, I've lived up to my childhood nickname, Alison Wonderland, known for extended journeys down rabbit holes.

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Industry

TechnologyAIStartupsArtMuseums

Using AI to bring the past to life, enabling a richer experience and more thorough understanding of historical contexts.

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Things that deeply motivate me…

Making money💰Helping others ❤️Getting things done ✅Work to make the 🌎 a better placeLearning as much as I can 🤓Creating a safe little nest 🐣Working with people I love 🥰

Having a safe little nest where I work with people I love, I can be comfortable with the discomfort that comes from continuously learning new things. A supportive environment enables the messiness of the creative process, leading to getting things done without the friction and constraints of a measured process, hopefully resulting in making money sooner in order to help others and make the world a better place. Having a deep understanding of my need to learn, need to make the world a better place, having a safe little nest to be a little messy creatively (at least metaphorically, by giving me a little space to work through my thoughts) is a requirement in order to maintain a healthy balance and level of productivity.

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My biggest fear

Being bad, wrong, or corruptBeing unlovable, rejected, or unwantedBeing worthless or not valuedHaving no meaning or being insignificant and mundaneBeing without support or security, or being abandonedBeing trapped, deprived/limited, or in painBeing weak, controlled, powerless
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I work best as a…

Strategist: I love managing projects. High-level strategy convos is where I show up best.Some mix of execution and strategy. I love doing tasks and the high-level strategy conversations.
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You will make my freakin day if you…

private praise / thank you!slack shoutoutrespect my spacerespect my timeshare a problem
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You can ask me about

PsychologyCultureChildrenArtDataNew England
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I'm energized at work by…

asyncbuilding stuffsolving problemshelping others succeedcode. I love code.
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I like to get feedback when its given…

in the momentidc just tell mewith kindnesswith contextwith examples
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My core values

AdventureAutonomyBeautyChallengeCreativityFairnessHarmonyLearningMeaningful WorkOpennessServiceWealth
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What I'm like at work

EncouragingImaginativeHumbleHard WorkingAnalyticalCreativeIndependentEnthusiasticTrustingPatientThoughtfulResourcefulCuriousRespectfulFair
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My areas for growth

Balances internal resources effectivelyWilling to openly have difficult conversationsClearly communicates purpose and visionMaintains effective work life balance
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My superpowers

Maintains clear long term vision that drives decision makingStays true to own values with integrityPrioritizes common good over self-interestStays composed throughout conflict or difficult situationsMotivated by making community/world impact

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