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.
Amy K. Arthur
My Current Job/Company:
Private Client Financial Advisor, JPMorgan Chase
I guide clients in wealth building, in all its forms, to achieve their goals. I believe having a customized financial plan leads to a more secure and satisfied life.
Dancing and laughing with my family (we like to have a dance-off like on the Ellen DeGeneres show after dinner). I was a professional dancer in my prior career.
Ron (my husband who stays home with our kids, I could not do it without his support), Olivia 13 (who loves fashion and likes to pick out my clothes for me), Silvia 11 (who informed me she wants to be a doctor), Evan 3 (who told me today that his day was “difficult” but that dancing “makes him feel happy inside”).
My Hero or Heroes:
Mary Erdoes, who was just named most powerful woman in finance and is the head of JPMorgan Asset Management. My parents, Dave and Phyllis Wittrock, who always encouraged me and now live 5 minutes from us.
My bathtub after a long day. Anywhere tropical for vacation.
My Pet Peeve:
People who complain or blame someone else.
Dark Chocolate or good margarita (but not in combination).
I grew up in Livonia, Michigan with my parents and two younger sisters. I danced, played tennis, sang in the school choir and was involved in our church.
Exciting and fulfilling.
My Favorite Quote:
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
My curly hair. I have finally embraced it.
My Advice to Young Women:
Build a support group. Don’t be afraid to negotiate.
How I Balance it All:
Prioritize: Say no to things that don’t matter.
Plan: I have an organized calendar that also includes time for myself.
Delegate: You don’t have to do it all. Find people who are skilled to help you!