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Things that deeply motivate me…

Helping others ❤️Getting things done ✅Being my most authentic self 🎨Learning as much as I can 🤓Creating a safe little nest 🐣Having a good time 🕺Having unique experiences ✨Running the show, being in charge ⚡️

I LOVE getting to build things in really collaborative settings. Sometimes I have to remind myself that thinking about ideas and possibilities for the future is great (and important), but immediate priorities should be tackled first. I feel empowered when I'm asked to make decisions or provide input, but I'm even more motivated when I can help someone else accomplish a goal or work through a problem.

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the moment1:1idc just tell meslack/email okwith kindnesswith contextwith examples

Being called out for a mistake in a public slack channel doesn't feel good to me, but any other means of communication is great! Especially if I can easily understand the tone and context. I've had the most productive conversations about feedback when it's approached from the POV of a curious scientist rather than an angry coach. If the feedback is significant or difficult, give me some time to reflect/process and ask follow-up questions!

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AMback to back meetingsmostly team time

in a perfect world, I'd use my mornings to get 💩 done and my afternoons for meetings. I prefer to have meetings stacked closer together rather than having random 30-minute blocks between meetings because chances are, i'm going to end up on tiktok instead of doing anything productive.

Me when sh*t hits the fan

Kaiti Norton when sh*t hits the fan

see also: elmo fire, this is fine I use the panicky feeling I get to develop an actionable solution as quickly as possible.

Proud moment

Being recognized as a Unity Award winner at our company kick off this year!

The people will always be the most important part of this job for me. It feels a bit strange to get an award for something I don't really work that hard at, but it's very validating that I'm aligning the way I approach my work every day with my personal values.

Am I lucky?

I've been very fortunate, but I also recognize how much privilege I have.

I work hard and I think manifestation is powerful, but I would be remiss to not acknowledge my privilege as a middle-class, college-educated, cis white woman.

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

having a hard time staying present in conversations.

When tensions are high, I sometimes get distracted by thinking about all of the things on my to-do list or trying to figure out a solution to a particular problem. If I seem distracted or distant, I'd really appreciate being called out on it!

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I really admire teammates who are…

empathetic, patient, transparent, and good listeners

I think those qualities are fundamental to effective working relationships! Productivity and performance are absolutely important, but being able to trust (and be trusted by) coworkers is what pushes results to the next level.

My Achilles Heel is…

I often have to fight to keep my attention focused on the right task(s)

I'm soooo easily distracted, and I can get off-subject really quickly

😬😧🥴 Recently went outside my comfort zone…

Advocating for my own needs, especially when it feels confrontational.

Recently I had to psych myself up with a conversation with Michael to ask for more independence and ownership in my role. It was helpful to think very clearly about things I needed to do differently, ways my request would benefit him, and the best way to approach the conversation with Michael as a whole. I got a lot of insight from other leaders, and the conversation went better than I expected!

Epic work fails

ooooof i have a pretty long list of mistakes that keep me up at night...

lol ask me about the time rob walked by me slouching in my chair and said "you look comfortable" or the time i put an interview for another job on my calendar before i knew managers could see the details of their direct reports' calendar events

One thing that might surprise you about me…

I'm an introvert!

I ~love~ brainstorming and collaborating and establishing really strong relationships, but I often need to take some time to decompress/recharge after lots of social interaction. I remember having one 3-hour long meeting with Michael, Web, and (I think) Patrick, and my brain was complete mush after that. Same story with kickoff and hackathon days! If I don't have that time to restore my batteries, I can sometimes come across as really irritable or scattered.

I worry that my teammates might perceive me as…

self-centered, lazy, pessimistic, annoying, chaotic, stubborn, dramatic

lolol ~trauma~ i get anxious about these things OFTEN, so I really appreciate when people are patient with me

Best way to get me excited about something

Ask me to brainstorm possibilities/opportunities!

Something that drives me crazy 😵‍💫 🤬

getting a ton of pings/notifications - that's why I usually mute my notifs

I know I'm very easily distracted, so even just those noises are enough to break my focus.

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Things I'd love to learn

empathetic leadership, data analysis, productivity hacks

People who have impacted how I see the 🌍

Maya AngelouRoxane GayJenny LawsonNicolette Masonmy therapist lolMark Manson

Some of my favorite authors, a fabulous body-positive influencer, and my therapist lol

My workplace setup

Kaiti Norton's workplace setup

weird, but my desk is one of my favorite parts of my little garage house. my dad and i built it together using wood from my grandfather's land shortly after he passed away -- not only is it gorgeous and custom-made, but also super sentimental! also I love stanley tucci and his little smirk makes me feel like he's saying "you're doing great, kid. here, have a martini. you deserve it" every time I open a new tab. lip balm, coffee, my emotional support water bottle, and homey decorations are also a must for my wfh setup.

My biggest fear

Being bad, wrong, or corruptBeing unlovable, rejected, or unwantedHaving no meaning or being insignificant and mundane

that enneagram 4 life, babyyyyyy

I work best as a…

Strategist: I love managing projects. High-level strategy convos is where I show up best.

give me brainstorming and forward-thinking all day every day! i'm less good at executing against a long to-do list, I think because there's less room for my imagination to run free

I learn best by…

doing itblocking time to do itpairing with a teammate

definitely a kinesthetic learner! i often need to take time to process and digest information before I can have a thoughtful conversation about it, and sometimes I need really abstract concepts explained to me more than once.

You can ask me about

difficult conversationsculture ideasinterior decorfashionconflict managementhelpful toolsprocessespoliciesjokesengagement activitiespage layoutsbig picture ideasrelationship building

I'm always happy to share my perspective/experience or talk through a struggle or challenge!

Personality type

AriesINFPBearEnneagram Four wing FiveiS

I _love_ personality tests. I think they're tremendously helpful for learning about different ways we interact as humans and how we may approach situations differently!

I'm energized at work by…

building stuffsolving problemshelping others succeedjam sessionsnothing. I am ice cold.

lmao the last one made me chuckle

How I stand out

Mentors and develops teammates for their growthCollaborates effectively with teammatesCreates warm, caring relationships with teammatesPrioritizes common good over self-interestWilling to openly have difficult conversations

I'm pretty sensitive to moods and interpersonal dynamics, so I'm usually quick to notice when things feel tense. I weirdly enjoy having tough conversations to resolve those kinds of issues. I'm working on not over-identifying with other people's struggles/challenges, but I'll often take on more work if it means I can make someone else's job easier. I also take pride in being a team builder and someone who seeks opportunities for others to showcase their strengths. When everyone can bring their A-game to the table, that's where the magic happens.

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You will make my freakin day if you…

private praise / thank you!slack shoutouta dank MEMEjam with meshare a problemshare an idea

I really like getting feedback directly 1:1, but unexpected Slack shoutouts are always a lovely surprise as well! I feel most confident when someone trusts me enough to confide in me or invites me to brainstorm ideas and solutions.

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My core values


How I try to show up at work

EncouragingObservantPersistentAssertiveCuriousEnthusiasticCreativeTrustingOrganizedPatientThoughtfulHard Working

My areas for growth

Makes decisions promptly, even with uncertaintyConsistently hits goals and is a high performerStays composed throughout conflict or difficult situationsManages feelings of self and others during conflictMaintains effective work life balance

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