L&B Direct is thrilled to introduce our newest member of the team, Michelle Finnell! We are always looking for exciting new talent, and this month we struck gold. Michelle has joined our team as a recruiter, and in only a few days has left her mark on the company. To celebrate her addition to the team, we have decided to sit down with her to discuss her life, goals, and successes in business.
Where were you born?
“I was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but I grew up in Versailles, Kentucky.”
How would your parents have described you as a kid?
“I was sociable, outgoing, funny, mischievous and very active.”
Were you in any sports or extracurriculars?
“Yes! I was a dancer, gymnast, and cheerleader for most of my life.”
How did that competitive environment help develop you?
“All of that competition helped me know what hard work and self-discipline were, as well as how to work with a team.
Did you have any idea you would end up in this field?
“I graduated with a degree in Marketing and International Business, so I always wanted to work with a marketing firm. I’ve been in sales for about two years and I love it! I also minored in Spanish, which was fun.”
What is one life experience that you feel has shaped you?
“Working at the University Hospital helped me work with people from all different backgrounds and cultures. That definitely shaped me and gave me the experience of working with the people.”
What is something we might not know about you by just looking at you?
“My mother is from Mexico and I am half Mexican. I speak fluent Spanish and visit my family in Mexico often.”
What exact day did you start with the company?
“I joined the team on January 7, 2019.”
What are your goals with the company?
“I would love to be able to stay long term and grow with the company!”
How do you personally plan to contribute to the company’s growth?
“I plan to put forth my best effort and hit my numbers and goals every week.”
Any business books or podcasts you recommend?
“Definitely “The One Thing” by Gary Keller.”
What do you do for fun when you’re not working?
“I like to try new restaurants and hang out with family and friends. I also like to practice real estate on the weekends.”
What are you most excited about since joining the team?
“I am excited about being at a company where I can grow and work toward something I care about matters. I’m always very motivated by being able to see the impact of my work on other people.”
What qualities are you bringing to the team?
“One quality that I am bringing to the table and contributing to the team is dedication, and also a drive to succeed in this company. I’ve always been appreciative of what the organizations I have worked for have done for me, as well as what I can do for them. I’m a loyal and dedicated employee who wants to do my absolute best for the company I work for!”
Do you have any previous recruiting experience?
“I do not have any experience in recruiting or human resources, so I am very excited about learning more and trying to give it my best!”
How do you plan to excel in the L&B Direct office?
“I think I will excel at L&B Direct because I love talking to people and being positive! I’m very driven by goals, and my enthusiasm helps motivate and inspire my team.”
Michelle, we are beyond excited to have you on our team and to watch what you will build in the coming months and years. We feel confident to have you behind the wheel of growth, as you interview future team members and build our team from the bottom up. We hope that you will value your time at L&B Direct as much as we value you. Happy recruiting!