Employee Spotlight: Sara Goetz

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Employee Spotlight: Sara Goetz

At EMI, our team is one of our strongest assets. Over the course of this year, we will be highlighting all our team members. We continue this week with a question-and-answer session with Assistant Director of Business Development, Sara Goetz. Continue reading to learn more about Sara!

What do you do at EMI?

I work in business development helping both current clients and new clients grow their primary quantitative data collection services.

What led you to EMI?

I graduated from NKU in May 2017 with my degree in marketing with a focus in market research. My capstone professor, Dr. Aron Levin, knew about my passion for sales as well as my interest in market research. He had helped get Adam Jolley and Courtney Sandfoss jobs at EMI, and he thought that I may be a good fit for the company as well. After talking with a few people at EMI, I knew that it was the right job for me!

What is your favorite thing about EMI?

The support and guidance from my coworkers to be successful every day and be the best version of myself.

When you aren’t at work, you are…?

Exercising at my local gym, spending time with family, working on my house, and trying out new restaurants around town.

What are some of your hobbies?

Exercising, working on my house, reading/listening to podcasts, and I’m always planning some type of event for family and friends!

What is your favorite food?

I’m always down for Mexican food and pizza! Or a blackened tilapia sandwich from the yacht club 😊

What is your favorite music band/genre/artist?

Amy Winehouse is my favorite artist, followed closely by Michael Bublé.

What is your favorite movie?

Beaches.. what a tearjerker!

What is your favorite TV show?

Sex and the City or Law and Order SVU- two completely different shows!

What is your favorite book?

Hmmm.. that’s a tough one! I recently read Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis and really enjoy her as an author and life coach.

What is your favorite sports team?

I love college basketball and would have to choose the University of Louisville Cardinals, but I also love the Bengals football season in Cincinnati!

Do you listen to podcasts?  If so, what is your favorite?

I’ve been listening a lot to the RISE Podcast with Rachel Hollis and The Ed Mylett Show recently.

What is your most memorable memory?

Sunday mornings as a kid listening to Breakfast with the Beatles on the radio while my dad cooked breakfast before his softball games.

What is your favorite drink?

I pretty much only drink water, but I do love my cup of coffee in the morning as well as red wine in the evening.

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?

Morocco for a day trip while traveling in Spain.

What’s your perfect vacation?

Depends on my mood. I recently explored Paris, Bruges, and Amsterdam which was a great experience; but now I’m ready for a nice, relaxing beach vacation!

As you get older, what are you most afraid of?

A little bit of everything!

What gets you fired up?

The opinion that all Millennials are the worst!

What is the hardest or best lesson you have learned?

You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

What do you view as success? (either personal or professional)

Setting a goal and doing whatever it is I have to in order to achieve that goal.

If you could take one thing on a deserted island with you, what would it be?

A personal chef – haha!

Which of the 4 core values of EMI do you most relate to? (Agility, Accountability, Integrity, Passion)

Integrity – I value being honest not only with others but with yourself as well as finding the morals that represent who you are and who you want to be, and then working to make those two ideas of yourself match.