The Journey of Finding Balance
This year is my 30th anniversary here at FedEx. The Company is 35 years old, so you can imagine I’ve seen, experienced and been through a lot of change. In that time I’ve been fortunate to grow my professional career to a point where today I serve as vice president of FedEx Customer Information Services customer service operations. I have had the opportunity to hold many different positions throughout the company which has given me the ability to grow and learn.
The journey has been one that keeps me humble as I started as a Service Agent taking in packages behind the counter and now I serve many FedEx employees who serve our customers each day. My journey resembles the dream that is no different than many of your dreams. I want to first be happy and continue to grow while contributing my time to something that makes a bigger difference in our world.
One of the most rewarding outcomes of my wonderful career has been the ability to grow professionally, while nurturing and building a family of my own.
Maybe it’s because I work for a company that values its people, but I’ve made it a mission to study, understand and promote how people can have a successful life work balance. As a female who happens to have two executive positions in life: an executive at work and executive of the Harrell household. I take great pride and joy knowing that I’ve been successful at both.
When I found out about the FedEx Citizenship Blog and that I had the opportunity to discuss what work life balance means to me, and hopefully what it means for others and build community and sharing of ideas around the topic, I said, “sign me up!”
In the coming posts, this is what I hope to do, build community. I’m new to blogging, so I’m looking for your support. I’m looking forward to the journey.