Have you ever met someone and you’ve thought, “Yes, she (or he) and I can be friends!”?
That’s how I feel about Tara Geissinger.
It’s not because she has 10-year-old triplets and makes it look like managing that many kids of the same age is a piece of cake. It’s not because she owns a business. It’s not because she’s a communicator. It’s not because we have the same taste in young adult fiction.
It is because she is the only person I know who leaves Florida in July…instead of going there for the hottest month of the year.
I seriously don’t understand people who vacation in Florida in July and August, but I do understand people who live there every other time of the year.
So Tara is spending time with her kids in North Carolina this month. She’s working the true blended, entrepreneurial life Mitch Joel talks about in Ctl Alt Delete because she works in the morning and in the evening and spends time playing in the water with the triplets each afternoon.
Not only does she co-own two businesses, their business model is to hire moms who want to work and stay home with their kids. To that point, on her Facebook wall earlier this week, a new employee posted how grateful she is to have found Tara and Christine because now she can work when the babies are in bed.
Talk about the virtual team I’m always touting and taking it to the next level! The flexibility they offer is incredible. It’s not uncommon for someone from their team to say, “I have never experienced a better work environment.”
If you don’t already know Tara and spend some time in the comments here, introduce yourself next time you see her avatar pop up. If you’re a Spin Sucks lurker, introduce yourself on a platform that makes you more comfortable.