Employee Spotlight – Laura Prieto

by | Aug 18, 2021 | Peoria

Interview with Laura

Tell us about yourself

I’m a wife to an awesome husband. We’ve been together for 37 years. I’m a mother to our lovely daughter, Elizabeth, who has blessed us with Harper and Crosby. My family is everything to me.

Why did you become a Receptionist?

I love to help others when I can. Working with children has always been a passion of mine. Team 4 Kids seemed like the perfect match!

Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being Empathetic?

I think it’s because I can show and have the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Life has taught me many lessons.

What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?

The kids! They make my day when they come up and share tales or ask for a Hug, High 5 or Fist Bump.

If you had one wish, what would it be?

I wish more people would be aware of their surroundings and have more empathy.

Nominations for Laura:

She is always making sure that everyone in the clinic is taken care of, whether it be a staff member, kiddo, or even a parent. She shows true compassion in every situation and genuine concern that everyone that walks in the doors is taken care of.”

Laura is so calm and is a warming hello to all parents. Being a receptionist at T4K is a tough job and no matter what the parents throw at her she handles it great and is able to relate and have a warming conversation with them.” 

She listens, she cares, and she gives her full support to anyone and everyone. Everyone enjoys working with Laura because she is so awesome and kind to every person she speaks to. If you need a friend, she is the best one to have.”

Laura is the office mama! She cares about everyone and always makes sure everyone is taken care of. She is always observant of the people around her and is the first one to check in with you if you are having a bad day!” 

Laura is always there for her co-workers as well as the families that come into Team 4 Kids. She is always aware of the feelings of those around her and takes the time to listen to those who need it!”

Laura shows empathy each day that I see her interacting with parents at the front desk.  She works at developing relationships with those that she interacts with and shows care towards the kiddos that she welcomes into the office each day. ” 

One time when I was having a hard day, not only did Laura notice right away but she checked on me and let me know that she was here if I needed anything. It is comforting to be surrounded by empathetic people like Laura that is there for you when you need it the most <3″

“Laura is so sweet and caring, I know I can trust her to cheer me up when I’m having a bad day.”