Interview with Kandyse
Tell us about yourself
I moved across the country from Indiana to Arizona at the beginning of the summer of 2021 to follow my dreams of living in the mountains and having an adventure at my doorstep. I enjoy challenging myself to try and learn new things, be outside, play music, and take road trips.
Why did you become an Occupational Therapist?
The reason I pursued becoming an Occupational Therapist was that I fell in love with the opportunity to be able to help others of all abilities overcome their challenges by influencing their psychological, physical, and emotional well-being. Being able to witness and be a part of those groundbreaking moments is one of the most gratifying feelings.
Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being innovative?
I think I was nominated for being innovative because I love to think outside of the box, collaborate with my coworkers, and come up with new ideas on how to challenge our clients to reach their goals and succeed.
What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?
TEAM 4 Kids has allowed me more opportunities to grow in my career than I have ever expected and has made my transition to living in Arizona 2 years ago one that I will be forever grateful for. My coworkers have become some of my best friends and I love how fun and supportive everyone is! I love working in a place that allows me to play, learn new things, and help children thrive every day!
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
I wish that dogs could talk!
Nominations for Kandyse:
“Kandyse demonstrates the ability to be innovative by always coming up with more creative ways to address goals, handling skills with her clients, and ways to improve the flow within the clinic. We are so lucky to have Kandyse on our team!”
“She always tries to find ways to help. Kandyse will look for ways to fix things.”
“Kandyse is very creative and she has exciting ideas that she shares with the TEAM!”
“She always gives me new activities or approaches for working on goals with our kids.”
“Kandyse always has a solution to any problem thrown at her and she always has a way to alter exercises to make them easier or more difficult for children based on their needs.”