Judi Froehlich is a few months into her role as Global Strategic Account Director at Motivation Excellence, but she brings a wealth of experience and more than a pinch of pizzazz! Thank you Judi for letting us Get to Know you. Read on and watch her video. You’ll learn that she’s light on her toes and quick to throw a smile your way.
What’s your title and how long have you been in the incentive industry?
My title is Global Strategic Account Director, and I bring nearly 30 years of experience in the Meeting and Incentive industry to my role at Motivation Excellence. I’m new to the team and look forward to creating amazing programs together!
What’s something special about the people you work with that you’d like to share?
Each team member is truly entrenched in our culture and focused on customer success. They are also just great people!
What’s an unknown or odd talent you have?
I dance (amateur) Latin dance and tango. I can also sing all the words to Rappers Delight.😊
What motivates you to accomplish things in your life (work or personal)?
I am motivated differently based on the item I am trying to accomplish. I aspire to bring great solutions to clients and have an impact on their business and feel such accomplishment when we can measure that or see the reaction from participants at an event. In my personal life, I am inspired by giving back and bringing a bit of joy to others to whom I am close.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I enjoy anything outdoors! I love playing and watching sports and watching live music every chance I get.
One thing that always makes you laugh is?
Dry humor and quick wit.😊
What have you done that helped you get through the pandemic?
I tried to stay connected with family, friends and colleagues to ensure everyone was doing okay and had some fun Zoom activities. On the Zoom front, I joined many immersive activities across the globe that I may not have had the chance to enjoy otherwise. I did cooking classes with Nonna in Tuscany, another cooking class with celebrity chef Fabio Viviani, and virtual Latin dance classes with Max and Val Chmerkovskiy from DWTS.
What is the most unusual job you’ve ever had?
Not sure if it was unusual, but during college, I worked as a tour guide at the Queen Mary and Spruce Goose Dome…and can still share a few (probably useless) factoids.
This month, our theme for social media is imposter syndrome. How do you combat feeling “less than” even though you’re a high-achieving woman in the industry?
Most people suffer from self-doubt at times, and the key is acknowledging it.
One strategy I use is to journal and acknowledge even the smallest of victories/successes each day. It is also helpful to be authentic and true to your strengths and stop measuring against others. One of my favorite quotes is “in order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different,” by Coco Chanel.