Featuring GCATD's Director of Engagement, Jenn Fishwick. Jenn supports training design and initiatives in the Operations Services division of U.S. Bank where she's worked for 10 years. She says about her role as a chapter volunteer, "You won’t regret it! Not only are you giving back to a great non-profit, you are investing in yourself while you do it!"
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
Hello, Jenn Fishwick here! I support training design and initiatives in the Operations Services division of U.S. Bank where I’ve worked for 10 years. I’m also very active in the employee engagement and Business Resource Group space at the bank as well. I am a Cincinnati native, although I was born in the beautiful city of San Diego, CA and enjoy visiting it as much as I can! I am a new mom to a very happy 7-month-old girl, Gabriella, and will celebrate 5 years of marriage this month to my wonderful husband, Matt! Excited to celebrate big professional and personal milestones this year 😊
Q: What is it you enjoy most about being in a continuous improvement role?
I believe that there is ALWAYS opportunity for growth and I enjoy helping others discover how to develop and improve their lives professionally and personally as well! I enjoy pushing myself outside of my comfort zone because I know this is where positive change happens. My hope through my work is that I inspire people to want to learn and grow outside of their comfort zone as well, to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Once you have adopted this mindset, the opportunities are endless!
Q. Where is your ultimate vacation destination?
I live for sunshine, the ocean, friendly people and beautiful landscapes. I think the perfect destination with all of the above would be Hawaii! Definitely on my bucket list!
Q: Tell me about your involvement with GCATD.
I’ve served on the Membership Committee with GCATD for about two years now helping to drive membership engagement, volunteerism, and by assisting to plan networking events! I enjoy collaborating with all the friendly and talented board members and have gotten to network with and learn from so many wonderful individuals!
Q: What advice would you give to others interested in volunteering?
You won’t regret it! Not only are you giving back to a great non-profit, you are investing in yourself while you do it! You’ll make great connections, learn so much about the talent development community in Cincinnati, and you never know when you’ll come across a valuable opportunity that might not have come along otherwise!
Q: What do you like to do for fun?
Outside of spending time with family, friends and travelling, I love being active in the Greater Cincinnati region in various capacities. I am a fluent Spanish speaker and enjoy volunteering and networking within the local Hispanic community (and eating ALL the Mexican food)! I serve on the board of a community non-profit in Lower Price Hill called Community Matters, where we empower residents to remove barriers to opportunity by focusing on developing their strengths. I also volunteer at the Western & Southern Open each year, which is always a blast!