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  • Writer's pictureLaurence Paquette

Saying goodbye

Updated: Oct 23, 2023

🙏Yesterday, I did something that was much harder than I expected, I told my team that I was changing role and that the team as we know it would cease to exist in its current form. Some might think that being a people manager and a leader makes you less sensitive to these things, but for me, it really doesn’t… I care about my team and it was hard to give them the news. 4 years ago I took on a new challenge and built a digital marketing team from scratch. Over time we got a great team together that grew and although our scope expanded and not everyone worked together daily, we created a fantastic team spirit where every single person in the team contributed to. We had a great time together.

It was not easy to inform everyone that I have chosen to take on new challenges and that after 4 years leading Digital Marketing, it’s time for me to try something new, to develop in new ways and get out of my comfort zone. I am very comfortable in what I do and I now reached a stage in my career where I need new challenges. Choosing myself over my team was not easy and many might wonder why care so much or even write about this. But it actually matters. Although work is just work we spend hours daily working and it becomes a huge part of our day-to-day life. We form ties, bonds, friendships. We laugh and also cry (yes I have cried at work plenty of times and I am not ashamed of it). Work is a huge part of who we are whether we like to admit it or not. Closing a chapter in my professional life is hard, really hard as I was comfortable and well liked, but I decided to say yes to a new adventure, to get uncomfortable and see who I am out of my comfort zone. Change can be bittersweet but sometimes change is needed. This is how I will celebrate my 40th year birthday later this fall, out of my comfort zone, working on new things and challenging myself to new adventures. I will always be thankful for the last 4 years, for the great team we built and for all the laughs we managed to have working from home through the pandemic and at the office! Thank you all, you know who you are! 🙏♥

P.S. Yes, I am staying at Vestas, but I am taking on a new and different challenge. Saying goodbye



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