Here at Executive Elements, we like to introduce you to 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 people who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.
My Current Job/Company:
Controller / Gudenkauf Corporation
June 6, 1977
This year will be my 10th anniversary as the Controller of Gudenkauf Corporation. My responsibilities require me to wear several different hats – from accounting to HR to assisting with the company fleet/safety programs and I enjoy the variety and the people I work with!
Living a simple life.
Alan (Husband), Harley (Charming Chow – 13), Dyna (Hyper Husky – 8 mos)
Jesus Christ (the perfect example of servant leadership and unconditional love for all). My parents (Tom & Faye, married for 48 years)…….and Wonder Woman.
Tending to my flower garden, quiet time in any room with the window open or outside on the deck enjoying a nice breeze.
My Pet Peeve:
People who don’t do what they say they are going to do and drama.
The hills of West Virginia. Faith, hard work, integrity and love.
I take one day at time and try to make each one count so that when the future becomes the present I can look back and be happy with what I have accomplished and the life I have lived.
My Quote on Life:
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Matthew 7:12
A watch and a sense of humor.
My Advice to Young Women:
Surround yourself with people and things that “fill your tank.” Help others but be careful not to do all of the giving. Invest in supportive relationships, don’t try to do everything yourself, and don’t be afraid or too proud to ask for help, remain teachable. Life is a journey, you are going to have bumps in the road but don’t get discouraged, learn from them, tuck those not-so-great experiences in your back pocket and let them be words of wisdom for someone else in the future.
How I Balance it All:
Pray every day for the All Mighty to direct my path, help me make the right decisions and prioritize the things that need my attention.