When an administrative professional comes to mind, perhaps you call forth the dated image of a secretary graciously removing your hat and coat, then furiously typing away, a loose cigarette dangling from between heavily-made-over lips (Wait, sorry, that was Mad Men. Definitely Mad Men). I almost hate to make the comparison, but recognize that this image still haunts many a boardroom or team meeting.(more…)
Monique is one of National Life’s Executive Assistants, leading the charge from within our Customer Innovation team over the last 5 years. She wears many hats within her role – scheduler, travel agent, event planner, facilities liaison … the list goes on. If you have a question or need a creative way to get something done, she’s your woman!
As a life-long learner, Monique has a passion for exploring new opportunities and tackling new adventures. She enjoys global travel, trying (and cooking) new foods, and is often doing both while hiking or trekking. Her goal for this year is focused on actively building community through volunteerism and participation in local Young Professional groups.
Food Trends: What’s the Buzz with Plant Based Eating?
Gluten-Free products may have had the spotlight in the 2010s, but it’s the plant-based products that are taking the stage as we enter 2020. The conversation around climate change is raising awareness while the old – myths of lower physical performance based on levels of protein are being diminished. You’ve seen the ads, featuring major companies competing over who has the best plant-based burger. There are also waves of professional and Olympic athletes who are singing the praises of plant-based eating through social media and on the news. So, what is all the hype about? Is it for you?(more…)