The past couple months have been very exciting for me at IMPACT as I transitioned to a new role of Account Supervisor. In addition to being the point person for a select few clients, I now manage a team of six Account Executives. Without even realizing it, this new role and added responsibility has been something I've been working towards for a while now, all stemming to what I consider my passion in my career: helping people. Though "helping people" is a super generic passion to claim, it's something that encompasses so many aspects of my life. But determining that passion, honestly, has not come easy... and that's OK.
Well, last week was my very last episode as host of the Creator's Block podcast, which I founded with Jessie-Lee two years ago. While I'm excited to begin my newest podcasting adventure with IMPACT -- the Content Lab podcast -- I do want to pause and reflect today on a few of my favorite episodes from the past year, before I say goodbye for good. And if you missed my last episode, where I pass the co-host torch to the immensely talented Justine, check it out below... From morning routines to getting raw over a Brené Brown book, to carefrontations and mindfulness, it's been a good run. I'm really going to miss squawking in your ear once a week about my feelings. If you won't, just lie to me, tell me I'm pretty, and that you'll miss me, too. Creator's Block returns on July 17 with Justine Timoteo and Marcella Jalbert. Enjoy!
Throughout my almost 5 years here at IMPACT, I’ve seen a lot of (positive) change. A team of 15 is now over 60. A small office has become a big one. We’ve gone from having everyone work from our Wallingford location to now having more people working from their homes across the country. And, I’ve made my way from an intern to an account supervisor, managing a team of awesome account executives & coordinators -- 2 of which are remote. (Shoutout to Iris, Dakota, & Amanda!)
Marcella and I are back with a brand new episode. This week, we're answering a very important question: What do you do when your personal life starts to negatively impact work? We're not talking about having a bad hair day or spilling coffee on yourself before you get to work. We're referring to much more serious instances -- issues at home, a death or medical emergency in the family, etc.
One of the best parts of our job is the fact that we get to wake up each morning knowing we get to work with some of the smartest people in the industry. So, this week, while our noses are deep in projects, processes, and creative objectives, Marcella and I are sharing with you our favorite episodes featuring other IMPACTers. From collaboration and career paths, to "carefrontations" and mindfulness, these have been some of our favorite conversations. Enjoy!
We spend a lot of time talking about how to react to change, but we’ve never really discussed what it means to be an agent of change at an organization, and how to implement change effectively.
Picture this. It was a hot summer day in Wallingford, CT. The whole team was in office for one of our quarterly team get togethers. We were in the middle of our annual Dip Day, which is the best day of the year - yes, even better than Christmas - because everyone makes and shares a different dip and you eat dips for days.
We're back! And, for very selfish reasons, I am really excited about today’s episode. Not too long ago, I had a lot of fun collaborating with Chris Duprey (our COO) on an article which has since been published on the IMPACT blog: Flash to Bang Leadership: Are You Reacting or Responding to Your Teams? Whether you’re a leader or someone who aspires to be one, one day, I highly recommend you read it.