Lauren BradleyAdministrative Assistant
Lauren joined Kimmel & Associates in 2020 as an Administrative Assistant.
Prior to joining Kimmel & Associates, Lauren worked for 11 years in customer service and administrative roles.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
We sat down with Lauren and asked her the following:
- What do you like most about working at Kimmel & Associates?
Everyone I encounter is wholly professional while easily approachable. Compensation is important but a healthy work environment is what keeps me coming back day after day.
- What is one thing you learned early in your career that has made you successful?
You lose nothing by respecting an individual’s lived experience. The diversity of everyone’s perspective is invaluable to a new or established team.
- What is your greatest strength in your role?
Patience. Patience for yourself, especially. Learning new tasks or skills is frustrating when you can’t conquer it in the timeframe YOU establish for yourself, but how would you know how long something is going to take to learn? You’ve never done it before.
- Describe the most rewarding experience of your career.
Working with other people to achieve a goal is top-notch, “chef’s kiss,” dopamine-making goodness. Any moment wherein I was able to share the excitement of solving a problem goes on the shelf of my treasured experiences.
- Do you have a favorite quote?
“I have never considered compassion a finite resource. I would not want to live in a world where such was the case.” – Roxane Gay. Giving people the space to be human is what cultivates the best relationships, be it personal or professional. Just taking a moment to let someone know you see them builds connection, motivating collaboration.
- What causes are you passionate about?
SPLC, ACLU, and The Innocence Project.
- Personal interests?
Consuming whatever horror media I can get my hands on, taking road trips, and pointing at dogs and cooing, “look at that sweet baby!”