What brings you joy?
Seeing my kids genuinely smile and belly laugh brings me joy.
What are you most afraid of?
I am most afraid of who will be there to take care of my then adult children, especially Landon.
What would you like to learn?
I would like to be fluent in American Sign Language.
Who or what inspires you?
My mom inspires me because of all her hard work. Growing up, my siblings and I never knew any struggles. She also showed me that you sacrifice things for yourself for the betterment of your kids.
Anyone with autism, especially my son Landon, inspires me. Along those lines, applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapists are an inspiration to me. Their dedication to their patients is amazing. They are always smiling and love those kids. They save lives.
If you could talk to your teenage self, what would you say?
I would tell my teenage self to not worry so much about growing up – that will always be there. I would also tell her to enjoy the life she wanted to live and not listen to what other’s expectations for life were.
What is your favorite book or movie and why?
My favorite book is Life in Pieces by Dawn O’Porter. This was recommended to me by Audrey Taylor, netlogx’ CEO, and Vicki Chabot, netlogx’ Chief HR Director. The book was written by a woman during the pandemic, with children. The book was a great reminder that we are all treading water, even though we have a smile on our face. It was funny to read someone else’s chaotic life during that time. Also, this is the only book I have read in one day. Actually, it’s the first book I’ve read in years, it was as if I forgot I liked reading!
What have you, or would you, write on the netlogx Before I Die wall?
On the netlogx Before I Die wall, I would write that I want to be able to show my kids the world before I die – the good and the bad.
What does Organizational Change Management mean to you?
To me Organizational Change Management (OCM) means no matter what time of day or what situation you are in – you’re always going to have change. Change can be seen as positive, scary and negative. The phrase “don’t fix it if it isn’t broken” is the opposite of this. It may not be broken now but could break in the future. Therefore, we need to change it to stay with the time and environment.
OCM means managing change and tending to each step within that change and the key stakeholders associated with them. For example, an address change should be managed with the process, keeping in mind all the individuals it effects – from the mail carrier to the individuals who will be living at your old address. Manage change effectively, while not letting the process be your bottleneck to moving it forward.
What does wellness at netlogx mean to you?
To me, wellness at netlogx is not defined. We all have options. Depending on where we are in life, netlogx supports us. For me, this means rejuvenating my soul with spa treatments, like manicures and pedicures. My life needs more than going to the gym.
That’s the beauty about wellness at netlogx. We have the say on what our wellness looks like, since we all have different needs. I believe this helps all our team members every day.
What is a fun fact about you?
A fun fact about me is that there are two Stephanie Sponsels. My husband’s cousin is also named Stephanie, so I’ve been named “Stephanie Sponsel the Second”. You would not believe the situations this has caused!
What is the most exciting thing you’ve ever done or place you’ve ever been?
The most exciting thing I’ve ever done was with my husband, Bobby. On a whim, we randomly booked a trip to Cabo and left our three kids at home. We love traveling to beaches!