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Lisa Erickson

Lisa Erickson

Genesis Health Clubs

Club Manager in Lawrence, KS Club

Personal Information

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School: University of Kansas

Major: Economics

Years at College Works: 2008

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Genesis Health Clubs

Title: Club Manager in Lawrence, KS Club

Industry: Health and Fitness

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

I am responsible for everything that happens in my club. I have a manager and several employees in each of the 4 departments I oversee; Membership, Personal Training, Front Desk, and Nursery. There are two main areas that require my constant focus. First, my number one priority is taking care of our members. So long as our members are taken care of my secondary focus is acquiring, training and maintaining the best quality staff for each department and helping them achieve both personal and professional goals.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Getting promoted to Club Manager after only 9 months with the company, and being the only female club manager in the company.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

CWP, (specifically Sean), taught me how to be an empathetic leader and to balance work and my personal life so that I'm happy as well as successful!

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

I don't think I would have had the courage to try sales if I hadn't done it with CWP, and I found I was good at it. Because I did well with CWP, I tried several sales jobs until I found one that combined my sales skills with my passion for helping people, and I have my dream career!

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

Don't be afraid to ask questions. You may feel stupid for a second, but at the end of the day, you will have gained the most knowledge and that is what will help you succeed.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

I'd give both groups the same advice: Be ready to work hard, and don't be afraid to use your team leader...they've been where you are, and they succeeded!!

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Be passionate about helping people better their lives, and have a can-do no matter what attitude. If you have a tendency to blame anything other than yourself for failure, you won't last long in this industry. However, if you love helping people, and have a great work ethic and even better attitude it's a really rewarding field!

Lisa Erickson