Ally Weisberg is one of our featured writers this month, and is a true wellness inspiration. Her drive, focus and stamina led her to successfully complete a marathon recently. A shining example of the value of perseverance, we are honored to showcase Ally's story, both in this most recent issue of En Root, and in our Q+A with her below. Enjoy!
This month's theme is all about wellness. Tell us about how you define wellness, and how you stay committed to carving out the space for wellness in your life and work.
I define wellness as staying healthy, setting goals, and actively trying to crush those goals! I stay committed to carving out the space for wellness by sticking to a routine/schedule. I run six days a week. I always make sure to check in with myself mentally and physically to make sure I am happy and feeling good with my progress!
At OutGrowth, we are committed to supporting the growth of others. What do you think we as individuals can do to pave the way for others to grow into their fullest, most fulfilled selves?
Be your friends' biggest fans! Surround yourself with uplifting people who want to see you succeed.
Tell us about your most significant professional moment to date.
Training for a marathon and completing it.
How did this experience change the course of your life, your career or your outlook?
It made me feel more confident in myself and that I am capable of accomplishing more than I thought I could.
What is a step that each of us can take today to integrate wellness practices into our daily lives?
It's easy! Sleep, exercise, hydrate, and eat more fruits and veggies!
If you could go back in time and give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Believe in yourself. Trust the process.
What is your favorite quote or song lyric?
"She believed she could, so she did."
Based on your experience to date, what are the top three career competencies that you believe are essential in 2021/2?
Communication, Collaboration, and Leadership
What's next? What are your next steps toward growth in 2021/2?
Step out of my comfort zone and explore.
Ally works for the Office of Executive Education at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She is passionate about helping others to continue their educational journey and enhance skills throughout their careers. Ally is from Baltimore, Maryland and loves to run and travel for fun.