Well, sadly, this is my last week interning at Catch Your Limit Consulting. L It’s about time for me to return further south to finish my senior year at the University of Alabama! I truly have had a wonderful experience here at Catch Your Limit and in Richmond, VA.
Tom and Melissa have taught me so much and I really value everything I have learned from them. Some of the valuable concepts they have taught me include, first, it’s okay to be a little uncomfortable. Tom and Melissa are both so creative, probably two of the most creative people I have ever met. In fact, with my projects they really gave me NO boundaries! As a college student, I am very used to having guidelines and boundaries in almost everything I do. They really just threw me out there and said, “Okay Leighton, go do it! Go be creative!” At first that was a little intimidating. However, I learned that, not giving too many boundaries really forces one to be stretched creatively like me!
Second, I learned the value of always asking really good open-ended questions. Whether, you are interviewing someone, being interviewed, or even trying to sell a client, being prepared with your facts and always asking good questions that generate a positive conversation flow is extremely important. I would listen in on Melissa as she was on the phone, or speaking with clients and she does this so well! She really pays attention and is so knowledgeable about what she is saying and asking. I was personally inspired!
Finally, Tom and Melissa have really shown me to always have fun, even at work! Work should not be a place that you dread going everyday, it should be exciting and it should push you to be a better person! I can’t think of two more happy and fun people to work with than Tom and Melissa. Even though they have completely different personalities, they each brought the fun and excitement into the office everyday! Tom always would come in singing, Melissa always has a big smile on her face, and the Catch Your Limit office itself is just a fun and exciting place everyday!
All in all, I have had a wonderful experience here this summer. I feel like I have really grown individually, become more independent, more sure of what I want to do after college, and I have especially realized what some of my life goals are and what kind of person I want to be!
I would encourage everyone to stop by the Catch Your Limit office in Richmond and meet Tom and Melissa, so you can have the same wonderful experience that I have had this summer!
I have gone fishin’ for the rest of the summer, but I’ll be back soon!