In this series of articles we take five minutes to chat with a member of the TeamBonding team so you can get an idea of the sort of people we are.
In this installment we talk to Kristin P., our new client relations coordinator, about her surprising ability to quote a classic late night comedy show and who (or what) she must have been in a past life…
How long have you been here?
I’ve been with TeamBonding now for just over two months – two months and four days, if we’re counting. Word of the company got to southern New Jersey and that was it for this Jersey girl. Two weeks after my hire date, I was moving into an apartment right outside of Boston, my favorite US city.
What got you started in events and client relations?
Like the majority of college freshman, I had no idea which career I was supposed to choose. I went from physical therapy to art history and finally to hospitality and tourism – all over the map. There were two qualifications for my career field of choice: I had to be working with people, and I had to be working in a creative environment.
My background in events is one that I consider myself very fortunate to have. Having been an event coordinator at two very unique venues in southern New Jersey, one being the only art museum in SNJ and the other modeled after a Georgia-style mansion, I am lucky to have been a part of many beautiful events – from corporate events to conferences, weddings to holiday parties, opening receptions to galas and fundraisers.
What I enjoy most about the event world is the drive, and the challenge, behind wanting to satisfy each and every one of your clients. You are not only “planning,” but you are creating memories. A career in events is perfect for anyone who enjoys working with the public one-on-one, is known for solving puzzles at record times, has an ounce (or two) of patience, and has not only an open mind, but a creative one as well!
What is your favorite place in the world to be?
I could never live far from water. I’m in love with the crashing of waves, a bay view of a city skyline, the sun kissing my face, and the sand tickling my toes. I couldn’t imagine a better way to pass time than to spot shells in the sand or watch the sun set along the horizon. In a past life, I’m pretty sure I was possibly a fish, a sailor, or a mermaid. Let’s say mermaid for now!
Do you have a favorite food?
Born and raised in Cape May county, SNJ, and then having relocated to Boston by choice, it’s no surprise that seafood is my favorite cuisine! I don’t think I could choose just one item off the “creatures of the sea” menu and crown it my favorite, but lobster would be a close first!
One of my favorite first experiences with the TeamBonding team was a traditional clambake. From steamed clams to whole lobsters and New England clam chowder, I could relive that lunch every day. Though I have a whole lot of pride for my hometown, nothing compares to a Maine Lobster!
Something people may not know about you:
Though I can sometimes come off as rather serious and even shy at times, I’m actually full of laughs and pretty darn gutsy! I don’t look it, but I’ll surprise you with my sarcasm. And I quote Saturday Night Live skits on a daily basis…
Last month, I ran my first half marathon, and this month I’m running in two obstacle course 5k’s. This is my first big attempt at running, but I’m loving it so far! Next month, I’ll be starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and sometime this year, I’ll be visiting Iceland and hopefully a few other Scandinavian countries! All new adventures I’ve never experienced before!
Company culture is becoming a more important aspect of the workplace. Now more than ever, companies are going all out to provide a wonderful experience for their employees. The focus has shifted to making sure they’re happy, engaged and having fun at work. After all, it’s a big factor when choosing where to work. Having fun is key to effectively managing and improving employees’ productivity as it contributes directly to your company culture. It also improves teamwork, builds better trusting relationships and can help increase retention rates.
Team building exercises with PowerPoints and icebreakers are great. But if you really want your team to come together than blurting off odd facts probably won’t cut it. When you’re looking to get your corporate team out of the office and interacting with each other, check out these 9 Best Team Building Activities in Atlanta.
As per the season, the TeamBonding team celebrated the holidays with a bang. Each year, the entire TeamBonding team kicks off the holidays with our annual holiday party. It’s always a new activity or adventure we haven’t done before. It gets hard trying to come up with new fun things to do and one-upping the year before. We try to do different activities each time and this year was no different. For our big surprise this year, we went to The Studio Kitchen at Kingston Collection in Kingston, MA.
Welcome to the new and improved TeamBonding site! We are excited to announce the launch of TeamBonding’s newly designed website. We hope you like our new site which was designed with our new slogan “Where Work Meets Play” in mind. We streamlined it to be more user-friendly and reflective of our company values. The site is compatible with tablets and smartphones, making it easy for you to keep in touch on-the-move.
When you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, keep in mind what you achieved in the past year, both positives and negatives. The truth is, while we can make as many New Year’s resolutions as we want, they won’t come to fruition if you don’t actually have the motivation and care to.
Last Week TeamBonding Celebrated Giving Tuesday in a Big Way! David and Wendy Goldstein, the owners of TeamBonding, decided to encourage donations by matching every staff member’s individual donation. As a result of David and Wendy’s generosity, and the generosity of our incredible team, we were able to raise $2,000 for a variety of charities. It was a heartwarming display of kindness and collaboration from the TeamBonding crew and their leaders. Our team explains why they gave to their chosen charities below.
I’m Michael Carroll – business enthusiast, student and currently TeamBonding marketing and sales intern. This fall as part of my internship I will be focusing on increasing SEO traffic and analyzing sales processes. In my posts, I’m going to be sharing some of my young, but wise expertise and bringing you behind the scenes. I’ll be posting blogs on what goes on during these activities while using my observations to share my experiences. This time team building came to TeamBonding with ice sculpting.
This year TeamBonding celebrated Thanksgiving with our very own Teamsgiving hosted by David and Wendy Goldstein, the owners of TeamBonding. As you can probably imagine, things can get a bit busy in the TeamBonding offices. From facilitating events all over the country to developing a new and improved website, we have our hands full. In the spirit of the holiday season, we decided to take a step back and give thanks to our incredible team with a Teamsgiving celebration. Check out some of the highlights below:
Sure, Halloween is for trick-or-treating and dressing your kids up in cute costumes, but we think the adults deserve a treat too! It’s National Pumpkin Day and we’re bringing you three creative ways to incorporate pumpkins into your next grown-up party!
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