TBI Recognizes Emerging Leader, Emily La Pierre

At TBI, we are all about growing from within and developing our talent. That is why we have created a home-grown Leadership Development Program that gives TBI employees, who are interested in pursuing management, a chance to learn and practice skills that will help prepare them to lead one day. Today, we feature TBI's Graphic Designer & Video Specialist, Emily La Pierre. 

What is your role at TBI and how long have you been with the organization?Emily La Pierre_Headshot_2

I am TBI’s Graphic Designer & Video Specialist and have worked at TBI for a total of 4 years.

What made you interested in participating in TBI's Leadership Development Program?

The Leadership Development Program is another example of how TBI genuinely invests in their employees, and I think that’s a rarity at most companies. I decided to participate because it’s a fantastic idea and a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in understanding what it means to be a leader.

What was the biggest takeaway you had from this program?

The biggest takeaway for me was discovering how leadership involves learning from your team, understanding their needs, providing guidance, and fostering growth. Leading is about serving others.

Who have you looked up to for mentorship in your leadership journey?

I’m inspired by everyone around me, it sounds very cliché but I think there is always something to learn from your coworkers, friends, and family. I don’t have a specific person I go to for mentorship but maybe I should join TBI’s Mentorship Program to fix that!

What does leadership mean to you?

Leadership means leading by example, supporting, and inspiring others, setting aside your ego, and working together to achieve excellence.

What's the best advice you can give to those looking to transition into a leadership role?

You don’t have to be a manager to be a leader. Leaders exist at all levels, and you can practice leadership skills at any point. Your influence as a leader starts at caring for others and that’s something we can all do at any point.

 

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