If you have ever enjoyed an office tour at Pathfinders, chances are you noticed the results of Lori Stickler’s care, concern, and attention to detail. She is the main catalyst to keeping “the wheels turning” without squeaking, organizing the constant flow of coffee, and sharing her keen eye for order with everyone to make our space functional, creative, and appealing.
Lori is both in the middle of the storm and behind the scenes showing us all patience, love, and exemplary courtesy. How does she begin and end all her moments with a smile? Here are a few gems that will give some insight . . . and have you smiling too!
Open the gate.
What caused you to grow the most?
It was my very first Marketing job at Edward Lowe Industries. The environment was very competitive which inspired me to reach my professional goals.
What is the trait you most admire in your co- workers?
Their determination to constantly seek knowledge to endure challenges.
What do you like best about your occupation?
Initially there is no holding back. There’s always an idea and an opportunity to jump that highest bar.
What do you absolutely have to have in your workspace?
Bright light! Not just because my eyes are getting old but because light brings me happiness!
What location in the office do you find the most conducive to do your best?
Wherever it’s quiet – and luckily for me that includes my desk area.
Red. Its intensity just makes me feel so many different emotions. I truly love it!
It’s The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. As a matter of fact, one thing I really enjoy is reading. I also enjoy books by B. A. Paris that tend to be mysteries / thrillers. They are a great way to escape while still next to a homemade cup of tea.
Grey’s Anatomy (I work my Thursday plans around it). LOL
Favorite super hero?
Well, since my family dubbed my husband Superman, I guess I have to go with that one. Second in running though is Thor.
Sunshine and blue skies with some billowy clouds!
Things you may not know
What is the trait you most admire in yourself?
Forgiveness. Others might say it’s my dancing . . . and perhaps they might be working in tandem.
What are your work methods?
I like to start the day with a cup of hot herbal tea, welcoming co-workers and guests with cheer (and often, my ornery sense of humor) for a fresh start in the morning. I like to think of it as positive reinforcement. My premise to succeed each day begins with simplicity. It doesn’t have to be rocket science. Innovation is combining old ideas in new ways.
What movie made a difference in your life?
I’m an advocate to “Pay it Forward” . . . The movie itself was inspiring enough to spur me on to randomly do “Pay It Forward” acts.
Well, I have already been on it! My husband, Rick, recovered from a very scary aneurysm in just three months. His fellow employees were thrilled to have him back because he is a real “can-do” type of guy (like I said – known as Superman) and voted him “Employee of the Year.” So – we got the “trip of a lifetime” to Hawaii that came right on the heels of the “recovery of a lifetime.” While we still enjoy vacationing, our Hawaiian trip and the circumstances surrounding it are blessings that will forever give us joy and celebration no matter whether we travel or cloud watch at home.
Well, let’s say a beach and wine make it – no conversation required!