A dedicated partner with the knowledge and resources you need to move your business forward. Consistently striving to exceed your expectations and always (ALWAYS) conducting business with integrity and inclusion.
My broad business experience includes over 20 years of leadership, management, and professional experience. As an fellow entrepreneur, my goal is to empower you, regardless of your sexual orientation and gender identity, to overcome adversity and be more resilient.
Why did I start Rainy Day Resilience?
Upon graduating from college in 1998, I started my own software development business (Starin & Trait Consulting) and took a full-time job as a developer at a large insurance and financial services company (CUNA Mutual Group).
My first consulting project was a ticketing and subscription system for the Madison Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra. While the project went very well, it soon became apparent that I could not exceed customer expectations while working both jobs - I picked the steady paycheck, healthcare, and paid time off.
Even though I worked in a large organization for the next 20 years, I never lost my entrepreneur perspective on business. Customer service and collaboration were always top of mind as I championed continuous process improvement and inclusion in the workplace.
My achievements provided me with many new career opportunities along my journey. My favorite assignments involved building or rebuilding business capabilities that improved service to our customers. I particularly enjoy a great sense of achievement when collaborating with people to solve complex business problems.
Then in 2018, a cross country move to join my husband in Seattle provided the perfect opportunity to revisit my decision to stay in the corporate world and pursue a new exciting challenge. As my fellow entrepreneurs know, the climb is steep but the rewards can be great. There is no better feeling than working with organizations who love what they do and aspire to achieve Success beyond Luck.
Rainy Day Resilience is proud to be a NGLCC Certified LGBTBE business
Over my career, I have spoken in front of many large and small groups both in-person and online. As an active Toastmaster, I enjoy facilitating collaborative knowledge sharing and learning.
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