Easing in.

So it’s been a little over a week since my first day in my new role (if you missed the news, catch up here), and it’s been such an amazing first few days! It’s not every day you get to return to a company that you not only loved working for, but also loved the people you were working alongside. Since my first day back in the building I’ve been flooded with congratulations, positivity and assistance as I work to get up to speed. But this transition into the promotions director role has been really enlightening for a few different reasons. While I anticipated switching industries and positions would have its challenges, I’ve already picked up on a few imperative skills that are helping make said switch as seamless as possible. So in this post I’d like to share some of my biggest lessons learned thus far. No matter the industry or the position you’re stepping into, I think these tips will be helpful for all! Continue reading

Kate Spade Sailor Knot

Knotted.

I’ve been knotted lately. You tell a single mom who’s worked at least 2 (at times 3) jobs the last 10 ish years that she’s going to have weeks off in between jobs – it just threw me off! Despite the fact that I’m going to work for an amazing company, and continuing to teach on the side, the whole routine is going to change. While I’m confident that said change will be for the best, I’ve been grappling with the uneasy feelings that change can bring over the last few weeks. Continue reading

3 C’s for Casey – Part II: Collaboration

By now, hopefully you’ve caught up on what I told you about the elevator pitch and what I think about creativity. Which leaves me at part 2 of this series, collaboration. It’s actually funny when I think about collaboration, because college-aged Casey hated working in groups. It seemed like there was always someone slacking their way through a project, and surprise, surprise, not much is different in the professional world! Just kidding, to an extent! In our organization, I find that even when we approach project collaboratively, there’s a whole lot that has to be delegated when it comes to execution and who’s responsible for which action item. But even despite the fact some plates leave the table fuller than others, I know I thrive in a collaborative work environment. Continue reading