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Experience & Education:
25 Revealing Questions
1. What would you be doing if you weren’t at your current job?
Traveling 25% of the time with family, volunteer and serve on nonprofit boards more, run a couple of businesses
2. What more are you wanting in your career right now?
To create more, make decisions and changes that directly affect the business, and to lead teams (some call it management)*
*I believe that budgets are managed, but people are led. Watch this great TedTalk on leadership
3. If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are living right now?
I would not. I live my life having no regrets. I think we only look back to learn, for knowledge and experience. Our past shapes who we are, but we decide who we will become. All planning and changes are reserved for the present and the future, even if the future is one year from now or 1 day now.
4. Describe your biggest failure in business.
Failing to recognize my skills and success throughout my career, and not giving myself more credit. I feel that I’ve held myself back and could have been more, done more if I had realized sooner what I had to offer. Which is why I’m drawn to marketing. I’ve learned that we need to analyze, translate, adapt, and present things in certain ways in order to meet our goals. When the solution requires others to look at things differently, it is our job to make others see.
5. What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a child?
6. How do you recharge?
Eating junk food while streaming a movie or binge-watching shows
7. If you were to tell one person “Thank You” for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and what did they do?
My parents, always. They are immigrants. They came to America when they were young with nothing. They’ve worked hard all their lives regardless of their circumstances. They’ve bought houses, paid off mortgages, raised three children and sent all of us to universities. They
taught showed me that anything is possible if we plan, have goals and work hard. Because of them I choose to hear but not listen when others tell me I “can’t” or “shouldn’t”. Amazing people have made things happen despite “rules” about what is or isn’t. When change is required to meet a goal we need to disrupt, not conform.
To Be Continued…
8. What one thing about you do you want in your elegy?
9. What movie or novel character do you most identify with?
10. When are you the happiest?
11. Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know_____.
12. What quality in you would you hate to see emulated in your employees or children?
13. If you were to start a company from scratch, what values would you build it on?
14. What would you most regret not having done by the end of your life?
15. What characteristic do you most admire in others?
16. What kind of impact do you believe you have on people?
17. What one memory do you most treasure?
18. If you could change one thing about how you were raised as a child, what would it be?
19. What super power would you like to have?
20. What would a “perfect” day look like for you?
21. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the last year?
22. How do you think your coworkers see you?
23. If you ruled the world, what would you change on Day 1?
24. How do you act when you’re stressed out?
25. What are you most afraid of and what’s it stopping you from doing?