I often use this phrase with my best friend – “girl, I’m learning & growing and growing & learning.” I say this because I never want to get to a place in life where I’m not learning and growing. One of the many women I admire, Susan L. Taylor once said at a conference I attended, “Everyday should be a day where you wake up in the morning and ask ‘What is it I’m so supposed to learn today?'” I always want to see self-improvement in my life, and there are many things one can do to continue to grow personally and professionally. Here are some ideas that have benefited me, and I hope they help you as well. Remember, this is an ongoing process that we are all in together!
- Create a self-evaluation of where you are and where you want to be (I recommend doing
a professional one and personal one). I did a self-evaluation and sat with the CEO and my
supervisor at the company I work for, and it was great for all parties.
- Honesty and transparency starting with you.
- Never stop learning! There are many professional development classes at your local
community colleges/universities. Go back to school and get that degree – you can’t lose
when you’re gaining knowledge!
- Become involved with your industry by joining a local chapter of a professional
organization. This is an interactive way to keep up with the current trends in the
industry and also an opportunity for networking.
- Get involved in your community and volunteer. This is an excellent way to maximize
the skills that you already have and to dust off ones you don’t use as much.
Have fun in the learning & growth process – don’t be hard on yourself if you are not where you thought you’d be (pause, rewind and press play). I am guilty of this because I don’t like making mistakes and it’s hard not to feel like it’s not a setback. But I have realized that in my life some of the greatest learning moments are found in our mistakes.
With more than 8 years of client services, production management, her expertise in time management, marketing, brand identity and user experience has built a solid platform of project management & leadership focus. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Communications concentration in Media from North Carolina State University, Kenya went
straight into the financial and health fields using her organizational and management skills. Upon receiving her Masters of Arts in Interactive Media at Elon University, Kenya enter the world of digital advertising at Media Two. Bring her attention to detail
and experience with design; she fills the role as project manager for the creative department. She has worked with notable clients such as MF Global, Ajinomoto, Genworth Financial, RBC, and Entertainment. “I thoroughly enjoy being the bridge between client services and design. I have brought two passions together and I love it”! Outside of Media Two, Kenya is heavily involved with digital fashion marketing & design with a local clothing line company.