When did you begin working with NBCC, and how did you arrive?
In September 2018, I vacated my position as a property manager. Though it was bittersweet, I knew I wanted something different that offered new challenges. During my employment search, I received information about the NBCC organization from my recruiter. We spoke about the organization in length and decided that it would be a great fit for my skills and foster growth as a professional.
Shortly after, I was asked to fill the position as the Customer Service Representative in the Recertification Department. I was nervous but greatly appreciative for the opportunity. Since then, I have learned much about the counseling profession and the importance of having effective counseling available to the community. I look forward to continued growth and education with NBCC and the many facets of the mental health field.
What is your role with NBCC?
I work as a Customer Service Representative in the Recertification Department, working closely with board certified counselors and applicants.
What do you enjoy about your work with NBCC?
I enjoy the opportunities to be flexible and to adapt in this role. Just like any position, much of the work is routine, but not every task is handled the same, which allows me opportunities to use different skills. Having the opportunity to learn through interactions and responses from our certificate holders is extremely valuable. I appreciate and enjoy the daily challenges and the ability it affords me to become a better teammate at NBCC and an effective leader in other aspects of my life.
What are your interests outside of NBCC?
I enjoy reading, movies, fashion, food, environmental history, and anything that is new and fun. Being a mom, I find it important to show my son that the world is your oyster and one should never fear a new adventure.
As the late Maya Angelou said, “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Who is someone you look up to in the field and why?
I look up to anyone who has chosen counseling as their profession. Choosing to assist those who experience hardships is admirable and the most selfless of tasks. We all experience periods of grief or imbalance in our lives and require a safe place to find that balance and resolution. I am proud to work for an organization that helps to cultivate these professionals.