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Member Spotlight - Stephanie Lucas

Stephanie Lucas

Company: EVP & General Manager of Member Solutions for Healthy Eyes Advantage
Posted: 11/17/2019

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Pursue your career with purpose but don't take yourself too seriously; let your personality and your passion shine through in all you do.

Member Spotlight - Trudi Charest

Trudi Charest

Company: Co-Founder at 4ECPs
Posted: 7/29/2019

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Start Your Own Business Earlier

Member Spotlight - Angela Gerber

Angela Gerber

Company: Marketing Manager at Liberty Sport
Posted: 6/17/2019

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Have faith in the unknown and confidence in your abilities-don't doubt what you dream to do and have patience on the journey.

Member Spotlight - Sarah Fawle

Sarah Fawle

Company: VP, Digital Marketing & Ecommerce at Randolph Engineering
Posted: 5/20/2019

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Enjoy the journey.

Member Spotlight - Kerri Ann Raimo

Kerri Ann Raimo

Company: Senior Associate Editor / Social Media Curator for Eyecare Business magazine at Pentavision, LLC
Posted: 4/11/2019

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Be open and receptive to new possibilities. Trust your abilities and where they will take you.

Member Spotlight - Alexandra Dreu

Alexandra Dreu

Company: Owner at Dreu Consulting
Posted: 3/1/2019

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Take chances and step out of your comfort zone. Stand up for yourself but also take advice from people that you can trust. Have fun!

Member Spotlight - Megan Molony

Megan Molony

Company: Sr. Vice President, Merchandising at National Vision
Posted: 2/10/2019

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Midway through my career, a wise mentor said to me:

Member Spotlight - Nan Meehan

Nan Meehan

Company: VP of Eyewear at ABB Optical Group
Posted: 11/20/2018

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Always strive for what you believe in: The sky is the limit; Find a good mentor; Empower yourself to have great VISION for the future.

Member Spotlight - Kelly Freitas

Kelly Freitas

Company: Senior Director, Customer Experience & Research at VSP Global
Posted: 2/22/2018

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Care more about what you think of yourself than what others think of you (slightly modified quote from Theodore Roosevelt)

Member Spotlight - Maria Sampalis, OD

Maria Sampalis, OD

Company: Doctor/Founder at Corporate Optometry
Posted: 9/1/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

You can do anything that you want to do; you just have to trust yourself. Learn from your failures and use it as motivation to move on. Anything is possible!

Member Spotlight - Dr. Ginamarie Wells

Dr. Ginamarie Wells

Company: Sr. Director Client Services at Cleinman Performance Partners
Posted: 8/16/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Always be kind, be thankful, be generous in a way that makes a connection to the world around you. But, also be smart, be safe, and definitely go for it!

Member Spotlight - Melissa Parker

Melissa Parker

Company: Supervisor at VSP Optics Group
Posted: 8/1/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

To do what you love, continually learn and develop, be ok with making mistakes, trust yourself, listen more than you talk, be courageous, take chances and most importantly make friends along the way.

Member Spotlight - Nancy Roellke

Nancy Roellke

Company: Director Product Management, Designs
Posted: 7/11/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Aim far higher than you think you're capable!

Member Spotlight - Debra Bulken

Debra Bulken

Company: Regional Sales Director at Luxottica
Posted: 5/10/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

You will have plenty of time to

Member Spotlight - Lorinda Fraboni

Lorinda Fraboni

Company: IS Development & Operations Manager at Walman
Posted: 4/17/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Always go the extra mile because not many do and you will stand out in the crowd! Be kind. Stand up for yourself. Speak your mind softly. Don't say NO and put parameters around your YES. Book time for things important to you. Work out and eat healthy.

Member Spotlight - Angelina Fifer

Angelina Fifer

Company: Public Relations Coordinator at VSP Global
Posted: 3/3/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Trust yourself - even if you don’t have the skills yet, trust in your capabilities and willingness to learn.

Member Spotlight - Susanna Christensen

Susanna Christensen

Company: Senior Product Development Manager at Nouveau Eyewear
Posted: 2/16/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Take Chances. Failure or Success will always be the outcome. Say

Member Spotlight - Pamela Capaldi

Pamela Capaldi

Company: Director of Professional Services at Brien Holden Vision Institute
Posted: 2/1/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Listen well.

Member Spotlight - Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD

Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD

Company: Optometrist/President at The Salem Eyecare Center, Inc.
Posted: 1/13/2017

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Go for it! Always look ahead and have confidence you can achieve everything you are passionate about.

Member Spotlight - Janelle Pauli

Janelle Pauli

Company: Marketing Manager at VisionWeb
Posted: 12/15/2016

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Be open to any and all opportunities, and do something creative every day.

Member Spotlight - Laura Dorris

Laura Dorris

Company: Director of Business Development & HR at Vision West, Inc.
Posted: 11/14/2016

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Surround yourself with people you admire and who inspire you. Stay curious, learn often, go the extra mile as often as you can and be kind to everyone you meet.

Member Spotlight - Michelle Hamm

Michelle Hamm

Company: Market Manager, Marketing Operations at VSP Global
Posted: 11/8/2016

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Don’t let fear of failure or looking stupid prevent you from trying something new. It’s not a failure if you learned something!

Member Spotlight - Cara Kirman

Cara Kirman

Company: Marketing Director at K Optical, Inc.
Posted: 10/11/2016

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What I'd Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

to be patient