Purpose + Passion = Career Nirvana
Zing moment – that is how Stephanie Renna, Senior Talent Manager at Share on Purpose, describes the experience of finding her purpose.
“Like many others, I thought my purpose had to fit the work I was doing. I didn’t realize it was something bigger,” said Stephanie. “When I stopped overthinking it and put the words to what I wanted, I had that ZING moment!”
Finding her purpose, combined with being in a place with so many possibilities, has positively impacted Stephanie’s career. With her performance mindset and ability to persevere, she has achieved new levels of success.
Stephanie started in one of Share On Purpose’s portfolio companies in 2012 (before it was even called Share On Purpose) working in a marketing role. At that time, she was given opportunities to stretch and grow her skill set.
“I went from 9 hours a day in a cubicle, focused on one aspect of marketing, to a position where I was exposed to all areas of business. It was exciting because my degree is in advertising and marketing, so I felt it was a better fit,” said Stephanie.
It’s Different at a Growth Focused Company
Stephanie will attest to the fact that things move quickly at Share On Purpose. Her career changed as the organization grew. Working with multiple brands within the portfolio exposed her to new services and clients, which allowed her to expand her skill set beyond marketing.
It was through the portfolio’s training organization, Succeed On Purpose, that Stephanie became familiar with the power purpose. Realizing this was a critical step to her own success, she began working with Terri Maxwell, CEO of Share On Purpose, to uncover her life purpose. It took time, but Stephanie eventually discovered her purpose was to bring joy.
Once an individual is able to put words to their purpose, he or she can chart a career path that aligns with the type of work that will fulfill them.
“The next step was to determine the work I was most passionate about. I’d been exposed to elements of staffing and training in a few of the brands and really loved that work. Fortunately, the portfolio was experiencing rapid growth and there was a need for a position utilizing those skills. I began my transition from Engagement Manager to Talent Manager in 2016.”
Working On Purpose
Share On Purpose is a place of possibilities. Our focus on launching a new brand annually, coupled with our dedication to ensuring employees are doing work they love, allows individuals to try new roles in a safe environment. Once an associate finds one that is the right fit, he or she is developed quickly to grow into a leadership position and build a career that aligns with their passion and purpose.
Stephanie was able to find a new role within the organization that fit both her passion and purpose, and has since built the talent department. The process wasn’t easy, but it was rewarding.
“I spent four years with Share before this opportunity presented itself. And 18 months after my transition began, I’m still working on projects in other areas,” said Stephanie. “That’s fine because I know I’m in the right place and that ultimately, I’ll be an executive doing work I love full time.”
“I am happier now, even though it took a lot of trial and error to get here. When I first discovered my purpose was to bring joy, I thought I would have to go to clown school to fulfill it. I’m relieved that is not the case,” chuckled Stephanie.
Share On Purpose is unique in that we have a portfolio of companies that allows us to support our team members in finding the brand they like best. Additionally, the culture is built to support dedicated team members in succeeding, sometimes even providing a new career path that aligns with the portfolio’s growth. Stephanie is one of several success stories.
If working in a place of possibilities resonates with you, consider applying for one of our open positions.
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