Urban Gardening: If I could enroll in any course, it would probably have something to do with learning about urban gardening so I could grow my own veggies and flowers at my home. I always wanted to have some sort of garden, but I don’t have a yard so it’s difficult.
If I could have a superpower, it would be to stop time, so every sprint was finished “on time.” Sometimes those UX updates need just a little more time to code.
Advanced photo editing using the newest tools of Photoshop would be my course of choice. The reason is that I have a love for photography, but don’t have the time to stay up-to-date on Photoshop features.
The event I would dominate in the Office Olympics would be Puzzling. My winning strategy is to start with the ends/edges and work inward.
How to Create a Business That Will Not Fail would be the course I would take if I could take a course on any topic. Why? This course equips entrepreneurs with the tools to navigate challenges, ensuring a resilient and thriving business journey.
Bonus that I would never run out of product to sell!
I want to take Art of Invention 301: Applied Engineering, taught by Leonardo Da Vinci. He was so prolific in a variety of topics. It would be cool to see how he thought, and how to teach what he’s got locked away in his noggin.
I have a pair of green butterfly glasses we bought for a conference giveaway. Now and then, I will sneak them on when no one is looking and see how long it takes for someone to notice. It works great in Zoom meetings!
If I could enroll in any course it would be Zen Coding and Mindful Programming. Imagining a course that combines the art of coding with mindfulness and Zen philosophy is intriguing. Learning to write code while fostering a calm and focused mind could revolutionize the way we approach technology. It’s not just about programming; it’s about creating with intention and balance.
The Art of Time Travel: Historical Immersion in Virtual Reality
Traveling back in time without leaving the present —now that’s a course I’d love to enroll in! Imagining a blend of history, technology, and virtual reality to experience different eras firsthand would be an exhilarating educational adventure.
I would enroll in a course on financial literacy. This course would involve covering topics of credit card usage, understanding credit scores, loans, grants, and investments. In college, we were given thousands of dollars in student loans but never received proper guidance on how to manage loan money, or any money for that matter. A course on financial literacy would be extremely beneficial to help me learn how to become financially stable and manage money more smartly.
I could think of so many superpowers I would love to have on a daily basis. However, if I had to choose one superpower, I would love to have a photographic memory. Not only could this increase my general knowledge, but this could also be beneficial at work when reviewing contracts and documents. Having a photographic memory of previous documents can help in a team project when working on development for the new year.
My favorite Book Club pick is The Customer Service Revolution by Josh Dijulius III. We give this book to every new employee regardless of title or position and have used it as a book club with individual teams. It guides our expectations on how staff offer exceptional experiences for our customers.
If I could take any course, I would choose How to Grow Orchids. I love orchids and I work hard to keep them alive, but they always seem to die sooner than they should. I have yet to be successful in getting them to re-bloom!
I have a painted rock on my desk given to me by a dear high school friend who was going through breast cancer and has recovered. It represents the importance of friendships, strength and courage. Whenever I’m having a bad day, it gives me the kick I need to keep going.
I would love to take a course on non-verbal communication in TEAMS meetings (is this mind reading? Surely not).
My mainstay desk accessory is definitely a sweater or blanket. I am always finding ways to stay cozy during the work day!
Space-Time Mastery 101: Unraveling the Universe’s Secrets I’ve always been fascinated by the mysteries of the cosmos. Enrolling in a course that delves into space-time, black holes, and the fabric of the universe would be a dream come true. Understanding the fundamental principles of our existence and the wonders beyond our world would be an awe-inspiring journey.
Clairvoyance would be my superpower. We often must figure out mysteries and interpret our customers’ requests. It would be so helpful if we knew what others were thinking so we could get them on the right path instantly!
I would like to take a course on knitting. I am not crafty and am envious of people who are. I tried a pottery class, which was comical. I would like to learn how to do something creative like that . . . and
I have a little jar of Frazier fir pine needles on my desk. My grandfather kept them in little bowls around his house, so my grandparents’ home always had that pine-y smell. My cousin gave it to me to remind me of happy memories at their house.
Our unofficial office mascot? I mean, it’s Tiffany Teacher of course!
I’d love to take a course in plant science and botany. I have a lot of plants and strive to have a thriving green environment. In the future, I want to have a self-sufficient greenhouse and vegetable garden.
One quirky item that I have that brings me joy is a dumpling stress ball that I play with when I am stuck on a problem. I like fidget toys and food, so it was a great blend of the two.
I wish I had the superpower of mind reading. It would help me understand the pain points in our current projects and speed up the research process.
How to build a time machine out of Tesla CyberTruck is the online course I would enroll in. I could go to the future and bring advanced technology back.
If the office had an unofficial mascot, it would be The Innovation Owl. It represents wisdom and adaptability, connecting with the team’s commitment to staying ahead in their industry. Owls are associated with intelligence, and this mascot could embody the team’s innovative and insightful approach to challenges.
I would take a course on how to do your own genealogical research. I have a personal interest in preceding generations – who they were and what they did.
One of my favorite things in my office space is a painting on my wall of a pelican that was painted by a friend. She knew I love (and collect) pelicans (being from Louisiana and living in Florida for ten years).
I would focus on my career development. I would prefer online course hours that I can quickly accumulate toward my career advancement. For example, if someone wanted to become a pharmacist, he or she could take a training called pharmacist training 101. After they finish the training package, they could register to become a certified pharmacist within that same year as long as those 120 hours are completed rather than take so many credit hours/exams within a semester that accumulate more years.
I would say that the unofficial office mascot would be a butterfly. I say that because the majority of people relate butterflies to love, peace, and harmony. At ProSolutions Training, we offer specific training as a guide in those areas of life where you would need to be equipped on how to be peaceful within the environment.
The History of American Cinema is a course I would like to take. Why? I like going to the movies.
If the office hosted the “Work Olympics,” I would dominate the event of synchronized sitting. To use my decades of experience to sit my way to the gold!
I would take a gardening class. I love to cook and have depended on a local CSA basket of fresh fruits and veggies every week for many years. I also grow my herbs and have grown lettuces and cherry tomatoes in my AeroGardens since the pandemic. It’s important to me to eat fresh and local foods, to eat healthily, and to support farmers. I had the fortune to grow up around my grandfather and father who planted and tended to large gardens and witnessed my grandmother, mother, and stepmother cook with those fruits and vegetables. It taught me a real appreciation of how the Earth and nature provide for us, and that the saying “You are what you eat” is really true! I’d love to take a class to learn more about growing and cooking foods I had a hand cultivating!
If we had an office time capsule, I would place a copy of our company’s vision, mission, and values into the time capsule. It took great thought and consideration to document them on paper, but once we did, it was easy to recognize that our staff lives it every day. It is who we are as a company, and I’d want future staff and readers to know that we iCARE!
I always have a grinch or two in my workspace around the holiday season.
Not because I am grinchy (I love Christmas) but because a very dear friend who worked for CSI who has passed away gave me one every year at Christmas to remind me not to be grinchy when we were so busy during the holiday season. I have added a new Grinch to my collection every year since she passed away.
If I could take any course, it would be Football for Dummies!
I would dominate Wrestling if the office hosted the “Work Olympics,” . My winning strategy would be to use size and leverage against my opponent. My unofficial motto would be, “Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat!” 😊
If I could take any course, I’d enroll in a course called how to live a better life. My reason would be just to help me achieve more in life.
If I could take any class, I would take a photography class. I have always enjoyed taking photos of my family and our adventures, and I love capturing our memories. It has been a goal of mine to invest in a course for the last few years, but life with young children never seems to slow down! I would love to shoot in manual mode more often!
If I could have any super power, it would be super speed! I like to keep busy and enjoy multi-tasking, so having super speed would help me accomplish even more in less time.
I would enroll in a course on nature photography! I’ve always loved nature and when I lived out Colorado, I took a lot of photos I love when I went hiking and camping. I always wanted to get a professional camera and learn how to make my photos look even better.
I have a rose quartz apple on my desk that I love. I received it as a gift when I was attempting to find a career in teaching. Although that career path did not work out, I keep it to remind me of just another reason why I love working for ProSolutions Training; I may not be in a classroom, but I help support those that are and the children in their care! Also doubles as a paper weight, ha!
Establishing Trust and Building Relationships is an online course I would enroll in. In this course, I would be able to understand the skills needed to establish trust amongst each client and recognize qualities that can support building a strong relationship.
The one superpower that I would like to have super speed where I can type on the keyboard super-fast, move around the office quicker, and respond to tasks instantly.
I would enroll in a ‘Masterclass in Time Management and Productivity’ because mastering these skills would empower me to achieve more in less time, allowing for a more balanced and fulfilling life.
I would take a foreign language course if I could take any course! Bonus points if it could be an immersion course! Another tool to help with communication.
For my desk decor, the items that bring me the most joy are probably my photos and magnets. I have sort of moved in and decorated. I have brought my family and friends with me! Each picture tells a story about where I have been in life and in my travels.
A baby chick should be our office mascot because it’s just cute and pleasant.
If I could have a superpower, it would be a higher IQ… that would include reading very quickly and having higher problem-solving skills.
I would enroll in a mindfulness course to help keep balance with resilience, calm, and healthy a life journey.
One item on my desk that reflects my personality are Post-it Sticky Notes! I need all sizes, shapes, and colors! They are a helpful reminder of tasks that need to be completed and bring me great joy when I can crumble them up and throw them away.
Pizza making is the course I’d love to take, especially authentic Neapolitan or Sicilian-style pizza. I just love it so much and can eat Antico Pizza every day. It’s just too good! It’s the New Yorker in me. I was introduced to pizza wayy too young. Now I’ll forever be obsessed and picky about my pizza!
A sunflower is my favorite desk decor! Charlotte my director had a box of things in the office that she was giving away and in it was a sunflower clip-on mirror for your desk so I snagged it. I have a very bright and bubbly personality like a sunflower but also the sunflower petals fall from the mirror, so I guess that could represent that sometimes I can be unhinged but in a good way! I just love being goofy!
Holistic Dog Care: Anyone who knows me knows my puppers are my babies. So, a holistic dog care online course sounds wonderful. Gaining in-depth insight into diet, exercise, and mental health so I can be confident I’m helping them live their absolute best lives. 🤎🤍
Superpower Showdown: Mm, I’d choose to be a communication chameleon. I could effortlessly switch on ‘extrovert mode’ and adapt my communication style on a whim to cater to whoever I’m talking to. The power of articulating plans and strategies perfectly in each person’s ‘language’… that’s next-level.
I would take a gardening class for the apathetic gardener who wants beautiful plants that thrive from being ignored and can repel chipmunks, squirrels, and deer if I could enroll in an online course on any topic, real or imaginary.
A girl can dream, right?
I would want to take a “cooking for terrible cooks” course if I could enroll in an online course on any topic, real or imaginary. I set off the fire alarm just from trying to boil water!
Our unofficial office mascot would have to be a butterfly, of course! I’m pretty certain all of us at CSI love butterflies as the beautiful and majestic creatures they are. But they also symbolize optimism and positive change – values that we emulate at CSI every day through the impact of our work on early childhood educators, children, and families.
Cooking and/or food science is a course topic that I would be interested in. It’s an area I’d like to improve on, and I would also enjoy the practical applications of what I learn!
If I could enroll in an online course, it would be how to become an entrepreneur. I feel like I do not have much time in a day to do much or do other things that I am passionate about. I feel like an entrepreneur has a different type of mindset. They are go-getters and juggle multiple things at a time. I admire that.
My superpower would be to slow down the time, especially when I am very busy at work, I look at the clock and it is already time to leave, and I say to myself where did the time go? It’s already the end of the day. If I could slow down time, I would not feel rushed or that I have a deadline to get it done. I would have all the time in the world to do what I must do; I think my coworkers would appreciate that in their day too.
I would take a course on lucid dreaming. I would pick this topic because it would be interesting to be able to have direct control over my dreams to see where my mind will take things. Either that or a course on how to recall dreams after awakening. Sometimes a lot of interesting ideas come in dreams and you lose them right after you wake up. Sure, logic would odds are show how weird those ideas were, but sometimes you can still take something from that.
If I could, I would take the superpower of being able to make clones of myself, but not only that, but I can absorb the clones back into me and retain the memories of what the clones experienced. That way I can just send a clone off to a meeting while one of me is working on a different project or train myself on more than one subject at once then merge back together.
I’d love to take a course on identifying birds, mushrooms, or common plants. Every bit I learn about the natural world makes it that much more rewarding to get out there and look around.
I have a smooth worry stone on my desk that I hold while thinking through data requests (and sometimes during online meetings, too!). It catches the light beautifully and fits just right in my hand. It was a gift from a coworker a few years ago – I’ve carried it with me through multiple moves.
I’d take a course on Time Travel for Dummies. My super-power would be in writing error-free code, which would improve the productivity of our team by not needing to test software so thoroughly. My Time Capsule contribution would be a loud Hawaiian shirt, letting future generations of CSI employees know they have the freedom to be creative in solving challenges.
My online course choice would be something that involves learning to craft a well written best seller (fiction of course).
Desk Decor Dazzle: Describe one quirky item on your desk that reflects your personality or brings you joy. How did it become a part of your workspace?
That would be my little statuette of a “man” but. It’s a ladybug in male form. He’s wearing a bow tie.
Time Capsule: If you were to contribute one item to an office time capsule that represents the current work culture, what would it be, and what message would you attach to it for future generations of Care Solutions employees? I would put a laptop inside and include the message that “possibilities are unlimited” as long as you have a great working resource to fall back on.
Travel Ideas – Off the Beaten Path is a course I would enjoy taking. I love to find little-known great travel spots!
Our Unofficial Mascot should be a bulldog because Care Solutions is a team of winners just like UGA Bulldogs. 😊
If we had a book club, I would want to read One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard. Great tips on managing hectic lives by increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity.
If I could take any course, I’d choose Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. These technologies are driving innovation across industries, and mastering them would enable me to create intelligent systems, automate tasks, and contribute to shaping the future of technology.
If I could have any superpower, it would be telekinesis. The ability to move and manipulate objects with my mind opens up a world of possibilities, from solving everyday tasks effortlessly to influencing the environment around me. It’s a superpower that combines practicality with a touch of marvel.
I would study another foreign language. Learning a new language opens ways to view our world from someone else’s perspective and always makes me feel as though the neurons in my brain are firing faster.
On my desk sits a much-loved (translation: much the worse for wear) toad carved of Cryptomeria wood that was a birthday gift from my third-grade crush. Boy and crush are long gone, but the toad, a traditional Japanese symbol of good luck, remains, wooden warts and all. What’s special is the way the natural wood grain forms the warts. My home office also boasts a real 6’ potted hibiscus tree.