Interview with Ricki
Tell us about yourself
My two most favorite things (besides petting animals, relaxing in my hot tub, and eating at new restaurants) are laughing and laughing loudly.
Why did you become a Speech-Language Pathologist?
I became an SLP so I can help clients build confidence, maintain relationships, and become happy and independent communicators!
Why do you think your coworkers nominated you for being Positive?
I think I was nominated because I try my best to create a positive work environment by listening to my teammates, offering encouragement, and making sure I give them lots of smiles.
What do you love most about working with TEAM 4 Kids?
I love the collaboration across disciplines at TEAM 4 Kids! There is never a moment in which I don’t learn something new for my professional or personal toolkit!
If you could recommend 1 tip for having a more positive mindset, what would it be?
1 tip for having a more positive mindset would be to practice being your own cheerleader (remembering that we can do hard things! , each moment is a new moment, and to embrace learning opportunities)
Nominations for Ricki:
“She always asks me how are things going and if it sounds like anything not good she always says something to brighten my day and check up on me later.”
“Ricki is always so upbeat and cheerful all of the time. She always looks for the silver lining and is quick to offer a smile or laugh.”
“She is always positive and smiling. Her laugh is contagious and is good at helping others see the positive side of things.”
“Ricki is the best! My favorite thing is getting to see Ricki say goodbye to her kiddos and let them know to “have a happy day”! She is an amazing person to work with and always fills every room with positive energy.”
“She’s always upbeat, no matter how crazy the day gets.”
“Ricki is so positive each and every day. She is also a great listener and can turn anyone’s day around with her smile and encouragement. I do not know what I would do without Ricki in Avondale!”
“She is always upbeat and bubbly and can help improve your mood with one conversation. I love going to Avondale because I know she will make each day great!”
“If sunshine was a person, it would be Ricki!! She radiates happiness and it is impossible not to smile when she is around.”
“Ricki wins at life. She is always bubbly with stories to tell and laughs to share and her positivity is completely contagious! She has an amazing attitude and is a model as a leader that enjoys what she does and makes sure everyone else around does too!”
“Ricki is often giving positive feedback to her coworkers and to her clients! She often takes on a challenge without complaints and looks on the bright side of things!”