In 1997 my life changed immensely with the arrival of my first son and I wanted to be in control of my own destiny. I aspired to work where I could add value and where I was able to undertake opportunities that challenged me, allowed me to use my expertise and to make a difference. I also realized that at times saying no to an opportunity can be the best decision. So in 1998 starting as the only consultant in netlogx I was able to evaluate the value of opportunities presented and to determine if they were right for netlogx and therefore for me.
My second son arrived with the millennium and since technology had survived Y2K I was fortunate to be able to continue to participate in interesting opportunities with driven people. With a growing family it suited me to be able to carefully nourish my small company and balance my life.
By 2003 I was ready for some new challenges and I started down the path to obtain certification as a woman-owned business. This was an interesting journey made more complex by the history and paper trail my little company had accumulated and of course my decision to have Nick Taylor as my partner in business as well as in life. Still in August 2004 netlogx was proudly certified for the first time by the State of Indiana and the City of Indianapolis.
In 2004 Nick came home to share what had been a great success at work when I realized I had a netlogx partner helping to grow other people’s businesses. Sharply focused on what needed to come next we set about making the changes necessary for netlogx to become a business that would sustain two consultants and start down the path to growth. After a couple of life’s personal curve balls that only help to make us stronger, our first employees joined the team in early 2007.
I still love to come to work and what I enjoy most is seeing our immensely talented team striving to solve the complex problems for our clients while growing personally and professionally. There have been many long days to get to where we are today and the hard decisions are still personal for me but I am honored to be the Managing Partner of a company whose values I truly believe in and where I work with colleagues who are second to none!
I was thrilled when a colleague shared:
The “I” in netlogx isn’t missing. It stands for “Integrity” and you’ll find it in each of our team members.
A book I’m reading for pleasure: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
A book I’m reading for business: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
What I’m listening to on my ipod: I’ve been catching up on BBC Radio 4’s podcast of The Archers
Amusing quote: “The Taylor’s are a family powered by tea.” From my son Harry (age 12).