“The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose.”
– Ashley Hodgeson
What are your core values?
“Faith, Family and Friends, Passion.”
How do you define “value”?
“A personal investment and deep appreciation of how you manage yourself or things in life.”
What separates you from others in your field?
“Connecting with people and adapting to situations. I learned at an early age how important it was to have a good relationships whether it be with customers, colleagues or friends. My parents own a small dry cleaning business and my mom would make it a point to know each and every customer by their first name, how many children they have, what they do for work, and where they went on vacation. Life is in the details. I would not be as successful as I am without the ability to form strong, long lasting relationships as there is so much to learn from others.”
When was the last time you were down and out and how did you overcome it?
“Truly, I am so grateful and blessed for the life and health I have. I believe in something much greater than life on earth, a connection to the Universe that we’ll all meet again and this is only the beginning of our journey. I have the unconditional love and support of my family and friends so really the statement of ‘down and out’ does not resonate with me. I am not above anything but I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and up for any challenge.”
What advice would you give someone trying to provide value in their job, profession, or field?
“Find or work on BALANCE. Work doesn’t have to feel like ‘work’ if you balance your life with other passions. Also, put your dream job or professional goals out there to the Universe in your thoughts and prayers.”
What motivates you?
“God, the universe, myself, my husband, my daughter, my crew, my community…and strict parents.”