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Employee Recognition Spotlight: Veronica

Growth Works started an Employee Recognition Program to recognize staff who went above and beyond to live out the Growth Works’ values in their interactions with our fellow staff members and our clients. Our staff members live out the values of Passionate Dedication, Service to Others, Humility and Commitment to Community on a daily basis. Our goal for this program has been to recognize those individuals for their heartfelt work, and it also sets a high standard for the type of individuals who carry out our work here at Growth Works. We are caring for the body, mind and soul of our clients, and we take that work seriously.

We want to share with you our most recent employee who was recognized by their peers for living out the Growth Works values; Veronica Pryor.

Veronica consistently practices commitment to community by saying hello to me when I come into the Plymouth office. She always makes me feel welcome and included within the agency. She always has a smile on her face, which brings up my spirits, especially on those tough workdays. I know she has been with the agency for many years, while at the same time, being very humble. I appreciate her positive demeanor and I hope to continue to see Veronica in the near future.

Employee Recognition Spotlight: Emily & Brian

Working in the human services sector is not only challenging, but can also be some of the most rewarding. Our staff are regularly assisting youth, individuals and families when they are at the very worst moments in their lives, and they bring compassionate, hope and love no matter what their circumstances might be.

That is why Growth Works started an Employee Recognition Program to recognize staff who went above and beyond to live out the Growth Works’ values in their interactions with our fellow staff members and our clients. Our staff members live out the values of Passionate Dedication, Service to Others, Humility and Commitment to Community on a daily basis. Our goal for this program has been to recognize those individuals for their heartfelt work, and it also sets a high standard for the type of individuals who carry out our work here at Growth Works. We are caring for the body, mind and soul of our clients, and we take that work seriously.

We want to share with you two employees who were recognized by their peers for living out the Growth Works values; Brian Theisen and Emily Loar.

Emily embodies all of the Growth Works values and mission in her daily life and work.  She is dedicated to this organization and to her coworkers, and her passion has helped shape our department into what it is today.  She practices service to others through being a supportive person to our department, and although she does not typically have direct contact with clients she also serves them by teaching and guiding the coaches, as well as answering questions from us (at all hours of the day/night) to ensure we are providing quality client care.  She shows her commitment to the community by volunteering for community outreach events and connecting with the clientele we serve.  Despite her knowledge and experience she remains humble.  She takes advantage of new training opportunities, and asks for guidance when she needs it, and remains teachable.  Emily is an asset to our department.  Since returning to in-person work, I have watched her work tirelessly to sort through, fix, and finalize all of the paperwork from the time we were working virtually, on top of keeping up with her regular daily commitments.  Emily leads us through her example and compassionate guidance. 

Emily Loar

I would like to recognize Emily Loar as employee of the month. Emily demonstrates all growth works values. She has turned the Peer Coaching database around so that its efficient and gives correct data for our client care needs.  She spend many hours explaining to each coach how to use the system the right way and continues to help any of us at a drop of a hat. She listens to us when we have difficult times and is willing to help at any time. I personally have asked her for help with certain cases and she was able to help me assist a client in the best way possible. Also Emily is a daily inspiration her who personal recovery journey is so amazing and she has been open with me to share her story which give me strength for  my own continued recovery journey. I also have seen her sign up to assist in for things for the community outreach part of our job. In conclusion I just think Emily is a great assist to our company and deserves to be recognized for it.  

Brian takes his position seriously and invests personal energy into meeting his clients where they are at. At the same time, he demonstrates humility and teachability, seeking feedback from coworkers. I regularly hear impassioned stories from him about where certain clients are at. I really value my relationship with him, it helps to keep me grounded. If Brian is awarded employee of the month, I anticipate that a new faith in the Growth Works way will well up in me; an eternal spring to bestow upon those with whom I work.

Brian Theisen

Brian takes his position seriously and invests personal energy into meeting his clients where they are at. At the same time, he demonstrates humility and teachability, seeking feedback from coworkers. I regularly hear impassioned stories from him about where certain clients are at. I really value my relationship with him, it helps to keep me grounded. If Brian is awarded employee of the month, I anticipate that a new faith in the Growth Works way will well up in me; an eternal spring to bestow upon those with whom I work.