Listen to audio version After I became a Christian in the eighth grade, I shared my newfound faith with everyone. I hoped my relationship with Jesus would be contagious. After a few months of sharing, multiple friends called and asked if they could come to church with me. I was so excited! Some came and responded to the gospel like I had. But others decided that the Christian faith wasn’t for them. These “friends” who’d rejected the message began to reject me as well. On several occasions, I was physically or verbally threatened because of my beliefs. I was ridiculed...> Read More
Early in my career, I was honored to become part of The Hershey Company’s Sales Development team. The 12-member team was comprised of top performers from across the country; a bunch of young guns. The purpose of the two-year assignment was to learn about all aspects of the candy business including brand management, marketing, and production. We also had a chance to engage senior leadership and participate in a mentorship program. I remember my first few weeks with the team. It was almost like a fraternity, and I felt like a pledge. I was advised before I took the role to make every effort to...> Read More
Have you ever had one of those moments and thought, “There’s no way am going to do that?” I did a couple of years ago in New York City. I was on a business trip and meeting with a new team. Part our agenda was to build comradery through a fun, shared experience. The night before the event, the team seemed very excited about what we were going to do, but they kept it a secret from me. I’m a planner and always like to be ready for what’s next. I softly pressed the team about the what we were...> Read More
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