By Shannon DiGregorio, Relationship Manager at The Community Roundtable.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the #thankitforward movement as I watched the rest of my team write up their lists and I’m going to be honest: I had a hard time. I’m fairly new (or, recently back?) to the community world and as such my #thankitforward targets didn’t all align with my current role. I decided that didn’t matter and forged ahead with my thanks!
My 2013 #thankitforward list:
1. My old team at Intuit. I spent a little over a year at Intuit after an acquisition brought me there. I have nothing but great things to say about the company, and especially my team. They are easily the most employee-centric workplace I have ever encountered. A lot of time and effort is put into making sure people are happy, comfortable and productive, and I think that shows in the work they do. Sadly, Intuit wasn’t a great fit for me – mostly because my team and role were located on the west coast. I logged a lot of JetBlue miles in 2013! I am grateful for a team and a boss who were supportive of my best career path, even when it wasn’t with them. None of that team are on Twitter (!!) but I’ve sent them each an email letting them know how important they were to me this year.
2. The whole team at TheCR. I’ve worked with Jim and Rachel before and actually went to high school with Hillary so I knew the team was going to be great, but I’ve been blown away with how smart, driven and just all around awesome the whole team is. “Going” to work everyday is a pleasure and I can’t wait for 2014 and all the cool stuff we’re going to do.
3. My longtime friend and once upon a time co-worker Emile Daigle. Emile and I met at a start-up way back in…2004! We have a lot of things in common and even more things that are different about us but he is a wonderful sounding board and cheerleader, both personally and professionally. I’m lucky to know him and to pester him on IM whenever I need a truthful answer about anything. You too can pester him on the internet: @emiledaigle.