RoShawn Winburn, business and technical assistance administrator
Company: City of Dayton Human Relations Council
My work makes me feel: Fulfilled. I’ve been able to connect companies with opportunities for growth, help small business owners find needed capital, and assist people with uncovering their passions while turning them into businesses.
My favorite things: Trying new foods, listening to all genres of music, and spending time with friends and family.
What people might be surprised to learn about you: For some reason people think I’m a quiet, reserved guy, but as they get to know me, they’re surprised by my sense of humor.
Favorite thing to do “Off the Clock:” Food truck rallies
The last thing I read: I’m currently reading the Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau
Guilty pleasure: Food.
Favorite quote: Thy will be done.
Favorite movie: The Goonies
Favorite television show: The Walking Dead
Best song on your iPod: Aqua by Moncef Genoud
I can’t live without: Music.
Hardest job you have ever had: My current position has been the most challenging.
Hardest professional lesson you have ever learned: Everyone is not operating with the same degree of integrity.
Most challenging part of your job: Time management is critical, as I’m often juggling many tasks and meetings.
Most rewarding part of your job: Every day is different and every client is unique.
Best advice you’ve ever received: Prove them wrong.
Best advice for up and coming business people: Relationships matter. Learn how to network effectively and to build mutually beneficial relationships.
Best advice for achieving work/family life balance: Honestly, I still haven’t figured this one out yet.
Best job you could have other than this one: I truly enjoy my profession, but if I could just get my office on the beach, it could be so much better!
The advantage of doing business in Dayton: Relationships are at the heart of business. People in Dayton are not only accessible but also approachable. So creating and building key business relationships is a bit more manageable in a community like ours.
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