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It’s time to introduce the latest member of the 1:1 team. Everybody please welcome Katherine! An East Coaster born and bred, Katherine comes to us from 2,140 miles away in Atlanta, GA where she works for a public relations agency called the MSLGroup

So what’s she doing in San Diego you might ask? Easy. Her company thought we were so cool that they awarded her a two-week sabbatical to come out here and lend a hand with The 1:1 Movement!

 She’s only been here 72 hours, but here’s a quick Q&A we managed to squeak in to help our fellow Tumblrs get to know Katherine better.

Q: If your life had a theme song play every time you stepped outside your front door in the morning to greet the day, what song would it be?

A: That’s easy. It would definitely be “And the birds sing” by Tyrone Wells. Not only is it the happiest morning song ever (and I love mornings) but it is also basically my default internal theme song every day because it’s always stuck in my head. I can be caught “doot doot doot” –ing along to myself on any given day. It’s just so upbeat!

Q: What’s your definition of sustainability?

A: In middle school Latin class we always learned to break words down by their roots. Why stop now? To me, sustainability is the ability to sustain a certain practice or way of doing things. This can be in terms of anything from business to government to relationships to energy use to environmental impact. The list could go on and on. My theory is, why keep doing something if you know it’s not able to be sustained (i.e. not sustainable)?

Q: Gotten any good life advice lately? Some quote or conversation that struck a nerve with your core or flipped a switch in your brain? Mind sharing it?

A: I’m currently reading a book called Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek and I couldn’t agree more with the author that it’s the WHY that counts, not the WHAT. One of my favorite passages from the book is: “Very few people or [organizations] can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. When I say WHY, I don’t mean to make money – that’s a result. By WHY I mean what is your purpose, cause or belief? WHY does your [organization] exist? WHY do you get out of bed every morning? And WHY should anyone care?”

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