Here at Executive Elements, we like to feature fantastic women we think you should know. Some of these women are clients, some are friends, some are women we’ve only just met. But they all have this in common: they are dynamic, interesting women who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.
Dee Dee Chadwick
My current job/company:
Sr. Director, Advanced Consulting Group, Nationwide Financial
June 11, 1972
I work with business owners and Plan Sponsors to help them implement executive benefit plans that are funded with financial services products.
My relationship with God, my family, teaching my children to be the hands and feet of Christ.
My husband Stephen, my son Spencer, 11 years old and my daughter Reagan, 9 years old.
My mom Linda, my sister Lori, my sister Lindsay, lots of Aunts, and my 97 year old grandmother Elizabeth (The Grand Matriarch).
Vacationing anywhere with my family.
My pet peeve:
Group texts that go on for days.
Mountain Dew (Nectar of the Gods).
I grew up in a very small town south of Columbus (isn’t every town in Ohio a small town?). I had a wonderful, loving, and nurturing family. I didn’t realize how “normal” we were until I moved away and learned to appreciate the finer things in life.
Only God knows.
My favorite quote:
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” (Helen Keller)
Fun, sparkly statement necklaces.
My advice to young women:
Be yourself, trust your instincts, and if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all.
How I balance it all:
It only looks like I’m balancing it all – most days I’m putting life together with duck tape and a glue stick. I’m fortunate to have a husband who truly partners with me in making sure that everything gets done. We tag team every day and approach it on a day to day basis, sometimes hour by hour. I make a lot of lists, and rely on the family Google calendar to tell me where I’m supposed to be at any given time. And pray – a lot!