Assistant Vice President/Manager, Templeton, California - August 24, 2015
Working with clients, staff and my peers always left me with a sense of pride and satisfaction. At the end of the day, I always knew I helped a client remove the mystery of the language of money; I helped a team member overcome a hurdle and I formed solid friendships with my peers. For me making a positive difference in the lives of people I engage with daily is what measures my success.
A typical day? There was never such a day. While what was done was predictable, clients, team members and management could always be depended on to offer new challenges.
The hardest part of the job was either letting someone go or tell someone that they did not get the position they were hoping for. I would describe this task as this: How do you make lemonade out of lemons? My challenge in these situations has always been to help those folks how to see that this change in their lives serves a higher purpose.
I was fortunate that I have talented leaders.
It is never about the product or service you sell, it is always about people. Helping people meet their needs and feel good about their decisions and forming lasting partnerships is the key.