Wow! The job I had before starting Transformation seems like a LONG time ago! But, I will say that the skills that I used and developed have proven valuable while developing our company over the last 10 years. Before Transformation Marketing’s inception I was a bank manager of two bank locations in Lincoln. I loved the work I did there and my duties were vast. I opened accounts allowing me to work directly with customers and building relationships with them. That was one of my favorite aspects of the position, making sure they had the right tools for them and building trust with them. This is a direct carry over approach we use today. Listen to our client’s goals and build a strategy and tools to help them achieve them.
I also managed the location staff including developing their skills and cross training them and hiring them and unfortunately “leading them on to new opportunities” at times. What this taught me was to capitalize teaching opportunities, grow yourself so you can help grow other people as well, and when to know that even though people all have talents sometimes they are just aren’t the right fit and that is ok. I have seen that during our growth as well. I make it a priority to grow my leadership abilities and I gain insight from those I respect that have built their businesses up in order to make sure to add value to our team as well. My hope is that when/if a team member leaves our company that they leave with more skills then when they came. We are a growth company and that means more than just the bottom line we invest in our people too.
I have to be honest, it is difficult for me to imagine working anywhere else! I love the team we have and the direction we are going. We stay focused on what we do for our clients and the importance it has for their company as well as the growth of our own abilities to meet the changing demands we face.