Ice Breakers with AEC Influencers: Anne Crowe Kroger

05 Jun

Anne Crowe Kroger Anne Crowe Kroger

Today’s Ice Breaker is with Anne Crowe Kroger, MBA, FSMPS, CPSM. Anne is the Business Development Director for Walker Parking Consultants’ Boston office. She was recently named a Fellow of SMPS and can often be found on the speaking circuit talking about networking.

 

 

What 5 Words describe you?

Pink, Driven, Strategic, Coach, Straightforward

What’s an Ice Breaker tip that you use at Networking Events?

Stay away from the food. No one can carry food, hold a drink, eat food and talk to you. Eat at home! Go to the bar/coffee line. People are more willing to talk there.

What’s a mistake you made that turned out to be a learning opportunity?

I once ordered 300 Frisbees for a client trade show and put my home number on them. Luckily it was a great group of clients who all got a huge laugh out it. The lesson learned was: have someone else proof your work. We don’t see our own mistakes whether they’re in a promotional item or a proposal.  It’s too familiar to us. Always get a second set of eyes to proof everything before it goes to print.

If you had to choose a career outside of the A/E/C industry, what would it be?

Forest Ranger so that I could count and commune with the bears! If that didn’t work out, career/life coach.

Who’s your AEC Role Model?

Susan Murphy. She’s dynamic, highly intelligent, and a lot of fun! Learn more about her at  www.murphymotivation.com

To learn more about Anne Crowe Kroger, you can follow her on Twitter @crowekroger, connect with her on LinkedIn or check out Walker Parking at www.walkerparking.com

   

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