Sydney as told by Breanna:
She’s a sparkle. Inside and out. Upon meeting her, she’s engaged, curious, and wants to learn who you are. Energetic, enigmatic, and exploratory. Her curious mind is full of ideas yet to be born and her honesty is refreshing. Her spirit is like a fluttering butterfly — mysterious whimsy, yet charismatic and comforting.
Syd is the creator, the idealist, the connector. Of all the things detailed in her 16personalities.com assessment as an ENFP, this best describes her: “Can’t I fly helicopters AND be an oceanographer who writes songs and cooks.” She’s one to explore whatever excites her. Get ready to be enraptured by everything she says.
Professionally, she works in development and is committed to providing more opportunities for students in higher education. Additionally, she pursues board positions and volunteer opportunities with the community organizations she supports and launched a young alumni leaders program. Next on the agenda? A Masters of Science in Human Resource Development. Now that’s a Queen!
Celebrity Spirit Queen
Tracee Ellis Ross — why? Tracee is FUNNY! She is a biracial Queen, and someone who helped me find my identity. Also, she doesn’t take herself too seriously — how can you not look up to one of two women who actually dressed the Rei Kawakubo/Commes de Garcons theme at the Met Ball in 2017?? She is a strong, vocal advocate for women’s empowerment, AND has impeccable, fun, loud style! She gives me life, and I look forward to her posts/words/next steps Every. Single. Day.
May 24th, 2019 | 41 mins 30 secs
how to, how to be present, make the most of summer, summer bucket list, vacation, vacation planning
With so much going on in the summer, we want to share ways to avoid FOMO, make room for the things you want to do most, embrace the outdoors, and check things off your summer bucket list while also working in relaxation and spontaneity.
May 17th, 2019 | 45 mins 4 secs
balance, how to, joy, setting boundaries, work life balance, work life integration
We’re recapping our first in-person Paired event discussion around balance. We learned about the biggest challenges women are facing as they work toward a better work/life integration and share the ways we can fill our lives with more joy by setting expectations around our needs first.
May 10th, 2019 | 45 mins 15 secs
adult friendships, friendships, how to, showing up
As we get older, the people we spend time with may change as our life experiences do too. We’re sharing how to maintain healthy friendships, recognize and be ok with proximity friends, and ask for what you need from your friends.
May 3rd, 2019 | 40 mins 6 secs
how to, stacey abrams, women inspiring #teamqs
It’s our latest Women Inspiring #TeamQS episode! We’re excited to talk about Stacey Abrams, the recent candidate for the governor of Georgia in 2018 and what we can learn from her about perseverance, standing up for what’s right, and owning your experiences.
April 26th, 2019 | 43 mins 48 secs
how to, how to create good habits, making habits stick
We’re talking about making good habits stick. Whether you’re breaking bad habits, adding to your current routine, or visualizing how your current habits came to be, it’s all about starting and staying consistent.
April 19th, 2019 | 49 mins 17 secs
coaching, coaching in the workplace, how to, mentorship
We’re discussing how to apply different coaching techniques and tactics in the workplace to help guide your teammates and ensure everyone around you feels heard and supported.
April 12th, 2019 | 59 mins 8 secs
building a career path, career development, how to
We’re sharing what it looks like when you start to create a career path within your organization or as you prepare for a new job. This includes seeking out career development opportunities, relationships to nurture in this process, and finding ways to expand your range.
April 5th, 2019 | 39 mins 48 secs
bill and melinda gates foundation, how to, melinda gates, women inspiring #teamqs
In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS segment, we’re talking about Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We dive into what we can learn from her about reflection, balance, making positive change where you can, and finding partners to accomplish good work.
March 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
favorite tv shows, hot take on tv, pop culture, tv recommendations
We’re sharing TV shows we’re both watching, some of our guilty pleasures, and what season premieres we’re amped for in the coming months.
March 22nd, 2019 | 42 mins 59 secs
adult friendships, how to, supper club
Want a new option for your friend outings? We’re sharing inspiration for hosting a monthly supper club and other food-based gatherings to enhance your quality time with friends and how to make it your own based on your interests.
March 15th, 2019 | 45 mins 16 secs
nighttime skincare routine, skincare, skincare 101, skincare basics
How do you know what products to use for your nighttime skincare routine? We’re diving into the basics, must-haves, and sharing our favorite products.
March 8th, 2019 | 52 mins 8 secs
grit, grit vs. i quit, how to
We get into how grit relates to career success. You’ll learn how to make the distinction between manager struggles and big picture career planning, assessing if you’re in the right industry, and when to dig in and find the grit-driven path to growth.
March 1st, 2019 | 31 mins 1 sec
bumble, how to, whitney wolfe herd, women inspiring #teamqs
In this month’s Women Inspiring #TeamQS segment, we’re talking about Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Bumble. We dig into her impact on the dating app industry and how she’s continuing to empower women through new business ventures and investing in women founders by being vocal about what matters.
February 22nd, 2019 | 49 mins 6 secs
how to, how to find meaning outside of work, identity
Your career does not define your identity! We discuss how we show up in other areas of our life to feel fulfilled, how to recognize those roles, and give them room to breathe.
February 15th, 2019 | 53 mins 25 secs
habits, how to, journaling
We're sharing how journaling can improve our daily lives, how to find the best style to work for you and stick with it.
February 8th, 2019 | 42 mins 39 secs
coziness, how to, hygge, winter
Let’s learn how to use hygge, the nordic concept of coziness, to make our space stay-in ready intentionally instead of an afterthought as we learn to embrace the winter season.