After five months of working hard and saving lives as a lifeguard at Blizzard Beach, I have been offered an opportunity with Disney’s Safety team. After two months of showing my dedication to the company, I sat down to share my plan and goals with the leader of the Blizzard Beach water park. Due to her ongoing support I had nearly two dozen Meet and Greets / interviews across Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. It was an amazing opportunity to learn about different business segments and expand my professional network. Nearly every single free day I had during the week was dedicated to growing my professional influence through expanding my network, researching Disney business units and potential opportunities. It was exhausting work and a little stressful hoping that I would connect with the Disney leaders that I had the privilege to meet. My resume got tuned up, my response to tell me about yourself was refreshed to focus on what I could highlight about myself to be of interest to the audience, and my business professional wardrobe was extensively used (thanks again Ann Taylor for helping me dress professionally!). Repeatedly, I have seen the formula for success, sometimes it was tweaked, but overall it follows the simple equation:
Success = (Leadership + Management) x Technical Skills x Relationships
I have recently achieved a huge success, starting yesterday I am a Disney Professional! I proudly wear my Disney badge over my professional personal clothes, seek to better the company through managing a project for safety performance alignment, and am growing my knowledge of the workings of the company. So far I have witnessed the emphasis the professional cast place on business relationships. I look forward to helping drive the number one priority Safety through my new role!