Kate Erin Rieth (Maiden name: Weeks)
Where do you live/ Where did you grow up?
I live in Raleigh, NC and I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona
I love Mexican food and sushi!
"Success is a matter of luck, ask any failure." -Earl Nightingale
University of Arizona, Music with a Business/Marketing focus
Family? (Spouse, kids, pets)
Husband: Ryan (Married 7 years)
Daughter: Emery (3 1/2 years old)
Dogs: Hendrix and Zeppelin
Chickens: 'Mookie', 'Pepper' and 'Lady Glitter Sparkles, Seriously'
Special Talents/Hobbies/Free Time activities?
I love music! Going to concerts with Ryan and Emery. We have a music room that is fully stocked with musical instruments. Drums, guitars, piano, clarinet, flute, trumpet and even a ukelele. Next on the list is a steel drum pan (I played that in college).
White Stripes (in Spain)
How long have you been with FHL?
A total of 3 1/2 years
The company culture is everything to me. I love that when I meet someone new in the company, there is an instant respect and authenticity. I love the people I work with.
How did you hear about FHL?
Van contacted me after my last summer with Southwestern.
Most recent position before FHL?
I have a music, direct sales, retail and recruiting background. Most recently was the retail/ music.
I want to help grow Protect 1 Family to 5 regional offices and train other recruiters in each location. Personally, I would like to travel the world, have another kid or two and write a book.
What motivates you?
My critics! If you tell me that something isn't possible, I will find a way. Before I did this job, my dad was my biggest critic and he is definitely one of my biggest supporters.
Advice to new people interviewing...
Figure out your dream, define it, write it down, and talk about it. Then seek those who have achieved a level of success that you would like to be at.
What does true leadership mean to you?
Leading by example and living without excuses. Excuses show a lack of integrity.
How do you define success?
True success is the personal satisfaction that comes from knowing you have worked your absolute hardest to be the absolute best YOU, at what you have chosen to do.
What is your personal philosophy?
I am Kate now! Live in the present moment, that is all we have. The furthest thing from you is a second ago.
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