Meet Page, Louisiana State!
“It’s not work if you love what you do.” Page subscribes to this adage, firmly knowing this job is an extension of herself and her passions. “During my senior year I found myself in an awkward position. I didn’t want to leave college, but I also wanted to be in the real world. I had been encouraged by an adviser to apply to be a Leadership Consultant (LC), and when I learned more about the position, I realized this job was the answer.”
“Being in the management field, it is important to know how to work with different people. Everybody has different opinions, ways of handling situations and personalities, and during my time as a Leadership Consultant I’ve already seen it all.” The position has challenged Page, forcing her to become more patient, open-minded and motivating to others, skills that are key to becoming not only a good manager, but a great leader.
She also has learned essential time management skills and how to handle difficult situations in a quick and calm manner. “As an LC, you have to be quick on your feet when it comes to problem solving. In life, you never know what’s going to be thrown your way, so having these skills allows me to remain calm while quickly coming up with solutions.”
Traveling to a new chapter every week is a challenge for every LC. Each chapter and each member is unique, and discovering the best way to communicate to all the different personalities is key to being a successful Leadership Consultant. An LC must approach each chapter as a new challenge, a new opportunity and a new beginning.” If I have brought a new perspective of Kappa to at least one member in the chapter, I consider it a successful visit.”
Page has discovered more about herself in the past month than she anticipated. “I’ve learned what I need to get by day to day. Not having the opportunity to be settled down really made me discover what is essential for me to function on a daily basis. Some things are materialistic, like a cup of coffee in the morning or a favorite T-shirt to sleep in, but others aren’t, like taking an hour or so of ‘me time’ to have peace and quiet and get work done.”
In the end, when Page sees a new member class run toward their new sisters, helps a chapter officer see a situation in a new light or has a great conversation with a member, she knows that making a difference never gets old.
“I will never forget the experience this job has given me. It’s given me a global view of our organization … I’ve been able to see women that share the same love for Kappa, and it’s amazing.”
The deadline to apply for a Leadership Consultant position is November 1. This position is a one-year contract and is compensated with a salary and benefits package. A full position description and application details can be found on the Our Team page.