Have you ever run a business, with you and your partner both working 80+ hours per week? Have you ever tried to run a business working all those hours when your partner is also your husband and you have three active kids, two big dogs and a home to run together?
If so, you'll know that it's difficult (understatement!) because you and he are literally everything to everybody at home and everything to everybody with all your clients. So, what do you do?
Hire some help of course!
But what if you found an absolutely ahhh-mazing team member, and she was tied up in a contract for a few more months? Well, if you are like us, of course you’d wait for her. Because she’s awesome and I mean that in a tremendous, remarkable, splendid kind of way!
So then, what if while you were waiting for this tremendous, remarkable, splendid Director of all your services to arrive, you launch a whole new line of service? Well, that’s what we did. On top of the bucket load of interesting and complex HR advisory work, on top of the challenging recruitment we had underway and on top of the regular learning and development and team building we were doing – we decided to take on a huge new program focused around Diversity, Inclusion & Unconscious Bias. Why? Because there is significant value in it for us and for our clients.
And then what if you stopped counting the hours you were working and you found yourselves without a day off ever, like ever ever, and what if your kids started complaining that they didn’t know who you were anymore and what if you started going days between showers? (kidding! Sort of…)
Hire some help of course! So, we found an ahhh-mazing new team member to support all of our new work in Diversity, our Respectful Workplace programs and our Learning & Development / Team Building work. But like anyone worth their salt, she wanted to give appropriate notice to her employer and then she wanted a little time to her herself in between her old gig and our new gig. (She went to Mexico! Yay, for her, boo for us!) But of course we were happy to wait because she’s terrific. Terrific in a “she takes initiative on the very first day” kind of terrific!
But then guess what happened?
November 8, 2017 happened. And as luck would have it, our brand new Program Facilitator and our Director of HR Services joined the Praxis Team for real. For realz.
So, if you see me smiling around town (with my kids in tow!) you know why.
Welcome to the craziness Lindsay & Erin – we couldn’t be happier to have you!