On the Rise

By Kailee O’Brien

Hello everyone! Buckle up and get ready for the ride because this week is going to be a good one!

Last Friday we had the pleasure of interviewing Steph Boeding in Marketing & Communication here at Wartburg College. To say the least, we are glad we have our first interview under our belt. Like all things in life, there is good and bad to learn from every situation and we did just that. First, we learned that preparation goes a long way and that when all pieces of the puzzle are clicked, we work better as a team. Second, we learned that having a pre-checked “what to do during interviews” list will help us identify our roles to make the most of the short time we have with our interviewees. Third, we learned that communication is KEY! This is huge when it comes to working with a team. This comes from our body language when times can get a little frustrating (which they are going to) and how we actually speak to each other.

All in all, our first interview went great; we learned about what we did well and what we can improve on. To me, which I think is what makes the greatest teams!

Now onto the REALLY good stuff. On Wednesday we are interviewing Cliff Brockman in the archives at Wartburg College. Thursday night we are traveling to Des Moines (WOOHOO — my home town) to get up bright and early on Friday and head to KCCI to interview Eric Hansen and Paul Yeager from IPTV. From there, we are heading back to campus to get an interview from Liz Mathis. After that, we are traveling again to Waterloo for Ron Steele and Rick Coleman. Once Friday comes and goes, Saturday will be here and that means one thing: more interviews! To start we have David and Dean Borg in Iowa City followed by the family interviews.

I don’t know if you were keeping up but that is NINE interviews! We are bookin’ it, people. As for me, I have updated our logo and have started on the animated infographic that we are created as a timeline of Grant L. Price’s life. This journey is absolutely incredible and I cannot believe the progress we have made and am thrilled for what is in store.

Yes, the team is still consuming an abundant amount of guacamole.

One of my favorite things so far about this process is waking up, listening to my Christian music with my cat on my lap, working on designs and sipping coffee out of my Marauder’s Map coffee mug (Harry Potter, of course).

Until next time.

Kailee with her final logo design.

Kailee with her final logo design.