Best way to get me excited about something

The best way is the same as most people.....

INCLUDE me in the process. I'm most likely to get excited and very invested when I am part of the process or planning. Ownership (or at least contribution) means EVERYTHING to most people, me included.


Am I lucky?


As my mom tells me - "If you didn't have bad luck, you'd have no luck at all" I have really bad luck honestly, but it also has taught me how to overcome challenges and adversity pretty readily.


My biggest fear

Being worthless or not valuedBeing weak, controlled, powerless

If I am being honest, I'm not truly scared of much. In the grand scheme, I believe I can claw my way through almost anything. The only thing that truly scares me is dying before my girls can fend for themselves or losing one of them. I'm all they've really got, and they're all I really have when it boils down to it, so leaving them before they are independent adults is truly terrifying. Everything else could be a bit frightening, but can be overcome one way or another.

Me when sh*t hits the fan

Amanda Petrarca when sh*t hits the fan

I thrive under chaos and find it somewhat stressful, yes, but more-so exciting and challenging -- like something to overcome and solve my way out of.


I like to get feedback when its given…

in the moment1:1idc just tell mewith kindnesswith contextwith examples

As an educator by trade, I grew into appreciating the continuous reflective process and constant constructive criticism. It's tough sometimes to hear, but as long as it is constructive and not just critical, I'm all about the feedback. (Ask Vic! HA!)


How I stand out

Collaborates effectively with teammatesCreates warm, caring relationships with teammatesInvests and is interested in personal and professional growthStays true to own values with integrityConsistently hits goals and is a high performer

I strive towards continuously achieving these (and others). We're all a work in progress, but I think I do a pretty good job with these.

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Things that deeply motivate me…

Helping others ❤️Being my most authentic self 🎨Learning as much as I can 🤓

I thrive in collaborative problem solving where I can both learn new things and help others through the process. Further, I am most motivated when I can be truly honest, sincere, and my goofy self.

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You will make my freakin day if you…

earth shattering hi fiveshare a problemshare an idea

I really enjoy feeling like I am trusted value member of the team; that you trust me with your thoughts and appreciate my reciprocation. I like to feel my perspective and experience is valued and worth hearing and I like to hear your perspectives, feedback, and contributions.

I work best as a…

Some mix of execution and strategy. I love doing tasks and the high-level strategy conversations.

I learn best by…

doing itblocking time to do itpairing with a teammate

I'm energized at work by…

getting sh*t done.solving problemshelping others succeed
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My core values

AuthenticityAutonomyCommunityHonestyMeaningful Work

How I try to show up at work

ConfidentHard WorkingReliablePersistentTrustingEnthusiasticResourcefulCurious

My areas for growth

Maintains effective work life balanceStays composed throughout conflict or difficult situationsMaintains clear long term vision that drives decision making

My Candor Graph

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