Dr. Teresa Deveaux, Head of L & D / Chief Encouragement Officer at Enjoy Technology Inc. speaks at conferences on topics such as leadership, goal achievement, and career realization. After leadership roles in 3 different engineering orgs, she was hooked on the link between the development of employees, leader behavior and organizational culture. She was a member of a six-person panel titled “Amazing Women at Microsoft" and most recently shared her experience "Taking care of yourself while Taking on the World" in a main stage speech at the 2018 Women of Silicon Valley conference. In 2018 she was honored as 1 of 3 finalists for the inaugural Global Women in Tech "Mentor of the Year" award.
Deck 7: How old were you when you had your first paying job?
TERESA DEVEAUX: About a month before my 16th birthday I became a lifeguard and swimming coach in my hometown of Montreal, Quebec. I had trained hard, taken many certifications and spent significant time practicing my skills to prepare for the job ….. and I believe that this depth of preparation is what I have done for every new role ever since!