Mission services manager, Goodwill Career Centers

60 Seconds With Stephanie Glenn

by Clay Neely

alt

Glenn

What has been some of the best advice you've received?

The best advice I've received is to just be myself. I think that anyone striving to succeed professionally finds themselves going into situations thinking, what should I do, or what I am expected to do? Instead, we should be going into situations thinking, how can I be the best me at this moment and time? You can't change who you are at your core, and any success gained by attempting to reach a standard that really doesn't exist by being someone you aren't, won't last long.

Who has had a significant impact on your life and why?

Both my father and my husband have had such an impact on my life. My father is the reason I want to do so much in the community. I remember him talking about how talented the youth in Newnan are, but how it is rare that the youth bring their talents back to Newnan after graduating college. I am at home here in Newnan, and I want to accomplish something great here. I hope that our youth will see that the possibilities in Newnan are great, and there is so much to be done that can positively impact our community.

Every person needs someone to challenge them. My husband motivates me and challenges me daily. There are so many things I simply accept because that's just the way things are. Terrance "TJ" will often times bring on discussions that make me think differently about so many things I've just accepted both personally and professionally. I look back on the last 6 years, and know that his support and motivation has helped me to make some of the tough decisions that have come about professionally and personally.

What's the best part about your job?

Our community is growing in a major way, and knowing that I can be a part of workforce development that will create a skilled workforce for Newnan is wonderful in every way. It's not just about a job for a person who is unemployed. It is about providing a skilled workforce to help our community grow to provide more job opportunities. It is about providing a way for a job seeker to earn wages that will lead toward creating a home that is financially stable. And, even though we may not always think about this, a job may be the difference between a food for dinner or no food for a family.

We are all connected regardless of our position at this moment. I am constantly reminded of this at my job daily, and I am humbled each day because I know that my success is success for our clients.

I love that through my job I am able to humble myself daily. I am truly thankful for the opportunities that Goodwill provides for me to connect to our community and job seekers.

It's so easy to come to work daily, and to collect a paycheck. It's another thing to come to work daily, and to see that the job you are doing is not only benefiting others; but, that it is also helping you develop in the skills necessary to be a more genuine leader in the future. The people I see in our centers are the people that motivate me to continue moving forward.



More Business

Shared Wisdom

The purpose of it all

I visit with businesses all the time. It’s part of my job to be out there in the trenches, on the street talking and building client r ... Read More


Business Briefs

Wendy’s coming to Newnan Crossing Construction is moving along quickly on the new Wendy’s on the Newnan Crossing Bypass, near t ... Read More


Take this job and stuff it

Local taxidermist celebrates almost three decades of service in Coweta

As a young boy, Steve Bradley was often found by the side of his father. Even as a master mechanic, Bradley’s father always held a sec ... Read More


CharterBank donates $5,000 to local organizations

The winners of CharterBank’s annual Customer Voting Program received $5,000 donations from the Charter Foundation. The local organizat ... Read More


Business Briefs

BJ’s donates $21,000 to Atlanta Community Food Bank In honor of the 30th anniversary of BJ’s Membership Club, and to commemorate ... Read More

Second mile service part of legacy of Chick-fil-A’s Cathy

S. Truett Cathy, founder of the successful Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, died early Monday at the age of 93. As a business owner, Cathy was ... Read More