Member of the Month

Lisa Pawlik

HYPE Member Since:

Employer: Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Hartford

Job Title: Program Development Coordinator

Committee Member On: Ambassadors

What she does for work:

Catholic Charities is a non-profit social service agency that provides a comprehensive array of services to individuals of all religious backgrounds, ages, and economic circumstances throughout 102 diverse communities. I am a member of the Department of Planning and Organizational Excellence.  We work with our extremely dedicated and talented staff to develop and implement new programs/initiatives, support existing programs, as well as oversee the agency’s quality assurance and national accreditation efforts.

Her favorite thing about HYPE is:

HYPE is such a treasure in our capital region.  If offers young professionals and entrepreneurs everything they could possibly want! HYPE is not only is the premier networking group for young professionals, it also provides young professionals with excellent opportunities for personal and professional development and truly amazing and unique opportunities to become more involved in civic matters and their community.

She is currently reading:

Two books that have really been on my mind lately are Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking and Coach Cal’s Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out because both are extremely relevant to the business world.  Quiet calls attention to the fact that that introverts are one-third to half of the U.S. population yet there is often great pressure on introverts to act like extroverts—be assertive, outgoing, think out loud. Cain argues that this can lead to a “colossal waste of talent, energy and happiness.” Players First argues if you take care of your most important assets success is a natural byproduct.  

What her hobbies and interests are outside of work:

I graduated from the University of Kentucky where the big 3 are Basketball, Basketball Recruitment and Football. I am a BIG fan of my UK Wildcats Basketball and Football teams. I will jump at any opportunity to travel throughout the United States. I also enjoy yoga and hiking.

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