Q: For Vice President, STC will demand some of your time during normal business hours. Describe the corporate support or alternative resolution that you currently have in place to allow your full participation in STC board activities.
I am a business owner and already make time for STC activities on a local and international level. My business and the STC are closely intertwined as the majority of my clients have STC members in their employee rosters. I already work with many local STC communities and communicate when I will be in their area and try meet with the membership and leadership during those times.
The role of VP is a logical extension of this service and will not put extensive pressure on me. My role as Director ends after the next Summit, leaving me time to take on VP responsibilities. In the past I've missed some BoD meetings (I believe three) due to two family vacations that are at the exact same time every year, and a death in the family within days of a meeting. I participate in activities, an active in our mailing lists, and have conversations with other BoD members, partners, and communities every day.
I have been asked many times to run for this position, and I can take my skills, ideas, and leadership to the international level to work with STC for the betterment of the Society for all members regardless of community size, funding, or location.
I own my company and I’m responsible to myself for my time. This flexibility allows me to devote my time to volunteer efforts with STC and all the position demands of my time and attention. My coaching commitment is also extremely flexible, which allows me to work and travel as needed.