The work.inspired video series began with the idea of telling the stories of inspiring people whom we’ve worked with through the years. Through passion and experience, they have discovered career fulfillment and contributed to the well-being of their organizations and communities. In this video series we capture the powerful stories of how they achieved success through meaningful careers that challenged their intellects, broadened their understanding, used their skill sets, and unleashed their potential.
Joani, Corporate Paralegal
“I want to be challenged. I don’t want to be bored, and there’s never a boring day when you’re a paralegal.” Hear Joani’s, Corporate Paralegal, Story
Erica Pugh, Packaging Machine Operator at Kettle Foods
“I’ve learned a lot of stuff since I’ve been here. I’ve met a lot of awesome people that work here, from the HR office to the plant manager to my co-workers. It’s been amazing since I’ve been working here.” Hear Erica Pugh’s, Packaging Machine Operator at Kettle Foods, Story
Chris Dumelle, Petroleum Technician at Stenstrom Petroleum
“No matter what you’re trying to do in your life, you have to be willing to take opportunities and risks and see what happens with them. Because unless you try something you never know how it’s going to go” Hear Chris Dumelle’s, Petroleum Technician at Stenstrom Petroleum, Story
Patti Bigger, Corporate Relations Manager at Specialty Screw
“I think you have to have a positive attitude, an open mind, and above everything else you have to have integrity.” Hear Patti Bigger’s, Corporate Relations Manager at Specialty Screw, Story
LoRayne Logan, Founder and President of workplace Staff and Search
“ I think workplace is the realization of something that I had known since I was 10 years old.” Hear LoRayne Logan’s, Founder and President of workplace Staff and Search Story
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Fred Young, Owner of Forest City Gear
“You can have the greatest equipment in the world but you must couple it with people that are very, very talented and willing to continually learn new things.” Hear Fred Young’s , Owner of Forest City Gear, Story.
Angel Contreras, MBA, Chief Human Resources Officer at Rockford Public Schools
“When I was working for a Fortune 10 company, LoRayne approached me and told me she was working with an organization that she thought I’d be a really good fit for.” Hear Angel Conteras’, MBA, Chief Human Resources Officer at Rockford Public Schools, Story.
Lora Kennedy, Executive Leadership Team Coordinator at Savant Capital Management
“workplace took the time to understand my skill set and strengths. By also understanding what employers are looking for in regards to skill set and personality, they were able to identify a positive match!” Hear Lora Kennedy’s, Executive Leadership Team Coordinator at Savant Capital Management, Story.
Mike Johnson, Supervisor at Concentric
“I started out as a machinist and I did that for two years. Then I got an opportunity to be a team leader in the area I was working in.” Hear Mike Johnson’s, Supervisor at Concentric, Story.
Bridget Weeks, Rockford Housing Authority
“From the first day we have been a great team which has only become stronger over time.” Hear Bridget Weeks’, Executive Assistant, Story.
Melvin Allen, Executive Director of Student Recruitment
“One of the things I find fascinating about this role is being able to change lives through the value of education.” Hear Melvin Allen’s, Executive Director of Student Recruitment, Story.