Hello blog world! Leah here again to chime in on the “Who We Are” series. We’ve heard about how we’re moms and wives (or soon to be wives – June 9th, 2017 can’t get here fast enough for me!), and how we’re creative and dedicated.
What I want to talk about is professionalism.
I’m not just talking about how we are all professionals, although that is extremely true (we have about a lifetime of experience combined between all of us). I’m also talking about the level of professionalism that we bring to each and every event, each meeting, etc.
I think it’s important to start out by stating what the world “professionalism” means. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it is “the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person.” Ok great, but what exactly are those attributes that we all have?
For one we have specialized knowledge. As I mentioned before, most of us have been in the events and wedding industry for a long time (don’t mean to age us, ladies, but we have). We have seen it all and know how to handle every situation that is thrown our way with confidence and grace.
We are also competent. Professionalism means getting the job done and being reliable. If a circumstance arises that goes against what has been planned then we do everything we can to make the situation right. Professionals don’t make excuses, but focus on finding solutions.
Professionals also exhibit qualities of honesty and integrity. We always keep our word and are trusted vendors in the industry. Values are never compromised and we will do the right thing, even if it’s the harder thing.
Lastly, we are accountable. You and your wedding day are our top priority, and you can trust in us that we will deliver exactly what we have promised (and sometimes more). This accountability is closely tied to honesty and integrity, and it’s a vital element of professionalism.
Being a professional and having professionalism are separate but largely intertwined. We are lucky enough to say that we have an amazing group of women who exhibit the above characteristics all day, every day.