Denise Smith

Office & Executive Administration

Squared Away

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

Withdrawn & quiet. Usually I am smiling, talkative, and finding humour

Allow me the space to process whatever has me stressed.

My areas for growth

Collaborates effectively with teammatesMaintains effective work life balanceBalances internal resources effectively

My favorite movie

Stepbrothers

It's just really foolish & gives me the laughter I need. I don't get to watch TV much.

Something that drives me crazy 😵‍💫 🤬

Pronouncing the L in salmon. When people don't respect my time.

Because the L is silent! Also, respect my time b/c I respect yours.

I work best as a…

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

A fun fact about me is…

I am prior Air Force & also a nurse by trade. Also graduated from Julliard.

I play the violin & piano.

The best environment for me is:

space for deep work in the PMno swiss cheese calendar

The afternoon is quieter and allows me to become laser-focused on my tasks.

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the moment1:1slack/email okwith kindnesswith contextwith examplesweekly

It's not what you say but how you say it :)

My core values

FaithFairnessHonestyHumor

Humor makes everything better for me. Faith has carried me through so much, it's all I know to keep me on the straight & narrow.

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

NetflixFinding new recipesReadingOutside with kids

Sleep!

You will make my freakin day if you…

slack shoutoutrespect my time

Things I'd love to learn

I'd love to learn more about myself. Like, Denise. Not wife,mom,daughter et

For the past 16 yrs I've been Kev's wife, xyz's Mom ( it's alot of names LOL), Richard & Cleo's daughter etc. I want to be 'Denise'. Just 'Denise' and learn about 'Denise'

Things that deeply motivate me…

Making money💰Getting things done ✅Creating a safe little nest 🐣Having a good time 🕺Having unique experiences ✨Running the show, being in charge ⚡️

I have 4 kids to provide for. I had a really comfortable upbringing and I want them to as well. I don't ever want them to want for anything. Additionally, I'm on this current crusade to pay off all debt and have A1 credit. Lastly, making money will help me to travel more which is directly tied to unique experiences & having a good time.

I learn best by…

doing ithearing someone explain itwriting it downblocking time to do itpairing with a teammate

Be patient with me, please. I hate to be made to feel stupid.

How I relax

Binge watch Oxygen channel or read. I love to read.

I worry that my teammates might perceive me as…

Mean. I have quite the RBF.

I've been told this my whole life.

I'm energized at work by…

getting sh*t done.solving problems

Me when sh*t hits the fan

This is always me -- figuring out a plan and the quickest way to execute it to put the fire out.

Epic work fails

I triple checked a client's zoom link yet it was STILL wrong.

Not only pay better attention to detail but maybe do a test run and ask for another set of eyes as well.

My Achilles Heel is…

I am a natural empath. I take on everyone's problems.

Remind me that unless I have been explicitly asked to help -- stay in my lane.

I really admire teammates who are…

able to adapt in any environment + make the best of any situation.

It's important to me because a theme in my life has been to adapt quickly despite the circumstance and while I am an expert now, it was once a growing pain. I admire those who can relate + adapt as well.

How I stand out

Willing to openly have difficult conversationsConsistently hits goals and is a high performerManages feelings of self and others during conflictInvests and is interested in personal and professional growthStays composed throughout conflict or difficult situations

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