What did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was a child, I had a friend whose father was a child psychiatrist. He had toys in his office and told me that when he worked with children he often used them. I couldn’t think of a better job than to play with toys and help kids. I ended up with a BA in Psych, post grad studies in Family Therapy, and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. I still play with toys and help kids. It’s the best!
What lasting lesson have you learned from Candelen?
At Candelen, I have learned two things:
- Authentic work relationships that embrace laughter as part of the work culture allow me to be myself and is its own reward.
- We all make mistakes, but at Candelen we talk about them with humility and collaboratively work to both correct and learn from them. People can really develop professionally in a safe environment.