Name/Title: Courtney Quigley, Reputation Consultant
Home office: Chicago, IL
Family and pets: I live in the city with my fiance, Tim and our two dogs, Colby and Clementine.
Start date at Thrive: 8/19/19
How did you get started with Sales and Marketing?
I made a career transition from healthcare and mental health/disability casework into marketing about 5 years ago using my past internship experience in public relations and marketing experience in my last healthcare role. I started out doing part-time and freelance social media, professional writing, and marketing consulting work in the healthcare industry, eventually moved into a full-time social media marketing role in medical device manufacturing, and then was thrilled to land at Thrive last year!
What do you love about working for Thrive so far?
I love everything about Thrive. The company culture of support and community that leadership and the team here have manifested is truly unmatched. I am currently in graduate school working towards my Masters degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, which largely focuses on the study of organizational structure and how to make the workplace healthy and supportive for all, so I value a company’s culture above all else when looking for a place to work. Thrive really feels like home to me and this has been confirmed tenfold since beginning my journey here. Also, while healthcare will always have a special place in my heart, I love being able to work with all different industries in a client-facing sales role. Lastly, I really enjoy having the opportunity to work remotely.
When you’re not at work, how do you spend your time?
I love the outdoors, so when the weather is nice, you will often find me taking a bike ride with friends, playing tennis, or swimming at the lakefront. I also love boxing, music, writing, cooking, playing with my dogs, and singing while my dad accompanies me on the guitar. I also like to participate in webinars in my academic field on the subject of diversity, equity, and inclusion and participate in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Chicago every year.
If you could turn anything into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning a gold medal for?
Hyping up my friends and family!
What would be your karaoke go-to song and what setting would we likely find you singing it in?
My go-to karaoke songs are ‘At Last’ by Etta James and ‘Valerie’ by Amy Winehouse. You can find me singing them in a karaoke bar because singing/karaoke is one of my favorite pastimes and I actually go to a weekly karaoke night!
If you could be any character from any book or movie, who would you be?
I would be Eliza Thornberry from The Wild Thornberries because of her love for animals and zest for learning!
Where did you grow up and what is special about that place?
I grew up in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood of Chicago. My neighbors and classmates at school were from all walks of life, many whose families had immigrated from all over the world. I feel lucky to have grown up where I did so I could learn about all different cultures and also because I had a beautiful park nearby where I was able to swim and play outdoors with my sister all summer long.
If you were in a room with three billionaires, what would you ask them and why?
I would ask them how they plan to use or have used their fortunes in the fight to alleviate systemic inequality, end world hunger, combat disease, and support financial literacy initiatives for underrepresented communities here in the U.S. and abroad.
If you could invite three people to dinner (dead or alive), who would be at the table and why?
Sylvia Robinson – the Godmother of Hip-Hop, my favorite music genre. I would love to hear her thoughts on the empowerment of some of my current favorite female Hip-Hop artists.
My great-grandmother, Roselyn – I am named after her, but we never got the chance to meet.
Shia LaBeouf – my favorite actor. I find his method acting style very fascinating.
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