I tend to be a very curious and ambitious person. Usually, I don’t settle for how things are because I know that they can always be better. This, of course, can sometimes be a double-edged sword. I can also become pretty obsessive about things and work hours and hours on something because I feel like I need to know the answer.
I love when I or my team receive recognition, and I am very proud when we do, but I may be a little different from most people when it comes to feedback. To me, it is more important to know about the negative/impactful things first, so that I can correct them as soon as possible. By nature, I assume that if there is no feedback or recognition, then things are going well.
I am remote and based out of KC, so I tend to be online earlier in the morning Pacific time. I also try and get a few mental breaks during the day so that I can stop thinking about everything and relax. This helps me prevent any obsessing over issues/concerns.
I prefer Slack/chat or email over voice calls since they allow me to answer when I can, but I completely understand that sometimes things are urgent and require a call. I do my best to be available for anyone who needs me, no matter what hour or day it is. If I can help, I will try.
I believe that the main warning sign I have is that I will get defensive of myself and my team. I do, however, think I am good at noticing when I am starting to go to the dark side and making sure people are aware.
Most of the time it’s as simple as giving me a few minutes to recompose. On the worst of days, I will probably let everyone know that it’s a bad day and that I need to get away from the computer for a bit, and giving me that time and space help.
Sometimes I start to ramble, end up doing down rabbit holes, or going off on tangents, and I certainly appreciate it when people stop me and get me back on track.
My goal is always to be as helpful to those around me as I can. I would like to continue to grow into upper management and more senior roles over the coming years.
I always strive to be the best version of myself that I can be, so I would love to improve and develop in any way possible.
I am a pretty chatty person, but most of all, I enjoy talking about sports, music, and tech.