Angela Krans describes a recent volunteering event with the Shepherd Center to host a cookout that went beyond the backyard. SEI consultants, along with their families and clients, had the opportunity to meet the Shepherd Center patients and families during an evening of food and friendship.
At a recent staff meeting, a colleague of mine made the observation that each consultant at SEI is unique, calling us “50 Shades of Quirk”. The humorous and insightful comment hit home with me as she was right: SEI is a culture of individual differences that somehow blend together perfectly. Similar to one of those photo mosaics, at first you see a single image but as you step closer you see that the picture is made out of hundreds of tiny, different images. SEI is made up of a collection of different individuals with different perspectives, educations, career backgrounds, preferences, personalities, and yes, quirks.