Each week, we feature a fantastic new woman 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 gals who have agreed to share with us their insights and secrets to success.
Lisa Bloomquist Scott
My Current Job/Company: HR Talent Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Adjunct Professor at Loyola University and Self-Help Author
My Birthday: 7-31-72
My Work: Career development, teaching and writing
My Passion: Helping others and giving back
My Family: My parents who have been together close to 50 years and still adore each other, my wise older brother who is married to a phenomenal woman and two beautiful nieces who inspire me every day!
My Heroes: My parents!
My Escape: It’s a secret, otherwise it wouldn’t be an escape. 😉
My Pet Peeves: Apathy!
My Indulgence: The sweet nectar of Riesling wine
My Roots: The Midwest – My Mom is from the suburbs of Chicago and my Dad is from Minneapolis (The Big Swede!) They moved from Minneapolis to Pittsburgh several years after college where they met. I was born in Pittsburgh and we moved to the ‘burbs of Chicago when I was four years old. Aside from four fabulous years in Ohio during college, I’ve been in Chicago ever since and will always keep a home here as it is most definitely my home sweet home.
My Future: A Journey into The Great Wide Open
My Love: My Family
My Movie: The Big Lebowski – it always makes me laugh until it hurts so good
My Quote on Life: “And, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
My Accessory: Vintage jewelry
My Advice to Young Women: Life is messy….s*&@ happens….it’s not what happens to you, but how you respond to it that matters. AND…live in the moment and never be afraid to look at what’s real….denial is akin to death.
How I Balance it All: Having an outlet for my stress on a daily basis is critical. Most days that outlet is working out. Other days it’s writing, playing the piano or losing myself in the power of music. Music is like food for my soul.