Kristin makes things happen, from creating social media training classes for her membership to providing direction for several organizations. She seems to consistently be working toward a reshaping of society to make our state more of an interconnected community.
Vice president of Communications and Marketing
Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA)
Social media you can’t live without: Facebook. Yes, it’s part of my job, but on the personal side, I love being able to stay connected to long-distance family and friends by swapping stories and pictures.
Your biggest break: Simultaneously moving to Delaware and accepting a job in the nonprofit field. I’ve never looked back. I’m exactly where I need to be to make a difference in this world.
Best career advice you ever got: Bear-hug change! Great leaders embrace change.
How you give back: I love working at DANA. I’m in an environment where I get to give back and make a positive impact everyday. My career means so much more than just bringing home a paycheck.
Your biggest challenge: Saying “no.” It’s hard not to stretch myself too thin. I need to learn to be more focused with my energy in order to make a deeper difference with causes or projects that I care about.
Networking group you use the most: Leadership Delaware. The people in our Class of 2015 are all genuine friends, and it’s amazing to have that kind of connection with such great people. I can’t say enough about them! But it goes further than just our class. I know I can turn to any of the fellows, alumni, or board members for anything I need, and they know without question that I’m here for them, too.
Work-life balance technique you recommend: I try to leave work at work, not check work e-mail from home, and tune out my work thoughts when I’m out of the office. It’s not a perfect system (really not!), but I’m lucky that I work with people who understand that life happens outside of work too. Whatever personal time I devote to work comes back to me when personal things come up during office hours.