Melissa Cook


Life Line Screening

Best way to get me excited about something

I really like competing with myself.

If I beat my last week self then I know where I am growing. Progression in a forward direction excites me.

Proud moment

Last week at my performance review.

I am proud of how far my journey has taken me. Working together with my TL and teammates to achieve our objectives is very rewarding.

I'm energized at work by…

helping others succeedjam sessionshot tea

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

GolfPark with dogsHanging out with friendsGreat TV seriesGreat bookPlaying Fantasy Football

Teammates say Melissa stands out…

Prioritizes common good over self-interestMotivated by making community/world impactStays true to own values with integrityFosters high performance teamworkCollaborates effectively with teammates

My favorite movie

The Sound of MusicLabyrinthX MenCluePillow Talk

My favorite books 📚

Atomic HabitsA Light in the AtticHunger Games

My happy place

Dudley in the back, will be two in December. Orville turned one November. These pups are so darling and have such a joy for life. It’s contagious.

Most fulfilling project I've worked on

Working on my own home.

It’s very rewarding making something look better in a way you love.

Me when sh*t hits the fan

Teammates see Melissa at work as...

ImaginativeEnthusiasticCreativeHard WorkingEncouraging

Something that drives me crazy 😵‍💫 🤬

Being late. If I am late my whole day will be thrown off.

I like to get feedback when its given…

1:1videowith kindnesswith contextwith examplesweeklymonthlyquarterly

Feedback in all facets gives you different ways to grow.

How I relax

Golf, Hot Tea, Tai Chi, Mahjong with the Ladies.

Playing and going on walks with my two little pups Dudley and Orville.

I really admire teammates who are…

compassionate and honest.

It is wonderful to be understood by someone you can trust!

How I try to show up at work

Hard WorkingPersistentEncouraging

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AMback to back meetingsmostly team timelots of in person collab

I feel like I do my best work in the AM. I can adjust well to a schedule due to my appointment based career. I love the exploration of team co creation. Playing six different sports growing up, I love the idea of everyone WINNING!!! I love watching people succeed, myself included. 🙌🏻😁

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

Stuttering, get quite humorous and make small mistakes.

Reassure me and give me clear direction.

My Achilles Heel is…

I am sometimes a little to independent.

Gentle reminders that will give me an opportunity to speak up if I need anything.

People who have impacted how I see the 🌍

Sir Paul McCarthy

His music speaks to my heart.

Things I'd love to learn

Emotional intelligence, communication skills, and all things golf.

Epic work fails

Didn’t hang up, talked to my TL while customer was still on the line! 🤭

I learned to double check everything I do and how to effectively explain a mistake to my customer. He thought it was hilarious. Thank goodness!

You will make my freakin day if you…

private praise / thank you!take something off my plateearth shattering hi fivea dank MEMEsend me pet pics jam with meshare an idea

I learn best by…

doing ithearing someone explain itwriting it downpairing with a teammate

My areas for growth

Collaborates effectively with teammatesMentors and develops teammates for their growthMaintains effective work life balance

How I stand out

Stays true to own values with integrityInvests and is interested in personal and professional growthManages feelings of self and others during conflictStays composed throughout conflict or difficult situationsMotivated by making community/world impact

Integrity is my favorite word. I strive everyday to do the best I can with the values I have set in place for myself and align this with my company’s mission. My main objective in life is to grow in all aspects of life. I love to be able to regulate my nervous system/feelings and being able to be there for other people is very rewarding for me.

My Candor Graph

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