The AgencyBloc Team's Goals and Plans for 2018

By Kelsey Rosauer on December 28, 2017 in Life at AgencyBloc

The AgencyBloc Team's Goals and Plans for 2018

Every year, we like to look back on the past year to see what goals and aspirations we have for the next year as a team and individually. See what the team will be up to in 2018!

In 2018...

what animal will you aspire to be like and why?


Vicki
Vicki H.
Senior BA / QA

"THE FOX! Not for its trickiness but for its ability to swiftly find its way around obstacles. Responsive, adaptable, and cunning when needed."

Scott Scott A.
Client Success Specialist

"An ant... so I can be a hard-working team playa."

Anirudh Anirudh P.
QA / Automation Analyst

"An elephant. Being strong when it matters. Elephants are often confident, patient, compassionate & have great problem solving skills."

Dave Dave T.
Developer

"A Griffin. I'm pretty sure aspiring to be a Griffin does not require an explanation."

Kelsey Kelsey R.
Marketing Brand Specialist

"A sloth. Not because I want to be slow in anything I do, but because I want to be more easy-going this year. Stress less! I'm a new mom this year, and I want to be a good example for my daughter by taking things as they come, being more patient, and not sweating the small stuff."


In 2018...

what is one book you're hoping to read and why?


Sara
Sara O.
Marketing Campaign Specialist

"Anything that's not Goodnight Gorilla or 5 Little Pumpkins—I need to read something that has more than 5 words on a page!"

Michael
Michael R.
Sales Representative

"If I Could Tell You Just One Thing by Richard Reed. It's a book I have heard good things about. I have a craving for knowledge, and this book details advice and experiences from some of the most successful people in the world!"

Neal
Neal P.
Operations Manager

"Books by the 37 Signals team. Quick, easy, down to earth business books."

Collin
Collin E.
Developer

"The seventh Game of Thrones book (I'm hoping it releases in 2018) because the Games of Thrones books are modern literary masterpieces."

Adam
Adam L.
President & Co-Founder

"The Service Culture Handbook. Our culture is one of the things I'm most proud of, but I'm excited to read about and get insight into other teams via this author's experiences."


In 2018...

what is one TV series you're hoping to watch and why?


Gary
Gary M.
Client Success Specialist

"Lethal Weapon. Loved the movies and, so far, liking the TV series. Need to catch up soon."

Eric
Eric D.
Technical Writer

"Silicon Valley because it gives a little insight into the Silicon Valley environment and the challenges that tech startups face. Also, it's hilarious."

Allison
Allison B.
Content Specialist

"Peaky Blinders looks rather interesting. I think I'll check that out."

Molly
Molly S.
Client Success Specialist

"Season 3 of This is Us because it's the BEST EVER!"

Adam
Adam W.
Developer

"I'm hoping to continue watching Star Trek Discovery because I'm a sci-fi nut ;)"


In 2018...

what bad habit are you hoping to break?


Greg
Greg E.
Developer

"I don't have bad habits."

Tasha
Tasha F.
Client Success Specialist

"If sitting on my couch is a bad habit, then I should probably stop doing that so much. "

Mike
Mike I.
Sales & Marketing Operation Specialist

"Not putting the dishes straight into the dishwasher and clothes in the hamper. My wife would approve of these."

Becky
Becky C.
Sr. Web Developer / Tech Lead

"Going to bed before 8:30. (Even on release nights—which typically don't start until after my bedtime...)"

Dave
Dave T.
Developer

"Waiting to fill up my gas tank until it is borderline terrifying / thrilling."


In 2018...

what hobby are you hoping to spend more time on?


Kelsey
Kelsey R.
Marketing Brand Specialist

"I'm actually hoping to find a good hobby in the first place. Now taking suggestions."

Vicki
Vicki H.
Senior BA/QA

"I have a new found hobby of canvas acrylic painting. I have been a habitual "Paint and Sip" attendee over the past 6 months or so. I have decided to start painting at home, maybe set up a little studio in the basement for myself. Watch some Bob Ross and have some fun trying out his techniques and exploring my inner artist!"

Robert
Robert P.
Sr. Sales Representative

"Small sailboat building/restoration."

Collin
Collin E.
Developer

"Cooking (although it's more of a necessity)."

Eric
Eric D.
Technical Writer

"Writing a science fiction book."


In 2018...

what vacation are you hoping to take?


Nate
Nate B.
Sales Engagement Specialist

"The wife and I are planning on taking a trip to Italy this year. I very much hope this trip happens."

Sara
Sara C.
Client Success Specialist

"France and Spain to see my step-daughter's choir perform in Notre Dame!"

Ashley
Ashley S.
Quality Assurance Analyst

"St. Croix! I am headed there later this winter and can't wait!"

Erica
Erica K.
VP of Sales and Marketing

"Still have a ton of places to explore right here in the Cedar Valley—I'm quite happy staying close to home!"

Gary
Gary M.
Client Success Specialist

"Milwaukee. Annual trip for baseball and brewery tours. Never fails for a good-time trip."


In 2018...

what tech device are you hoping to get your hands on?


Steve
Steve O.
Sales Manager

"Going to upgrade the old 6 Plus this year."

Michael
Michael R.
Sales Representative

"Nintendo 64. Blast from the past I know, but I need this for nostalgic reasons."

Neal
Neal P.
Operations Manager

"A new phone of some sort...my current one is on life support."

Cory
Cory S.
CTO & Co-Founder

"Wireless noise canceling headphones."

Becky
Becky C.
Sr. Web Developer / Tech Lead

"A self-driving car for trips to Cedar Falls. Second choice is a Griffin Technology Connected Toaster."


In 2018...

what professional skill are you hoping to improve/acquire?


Erica
Erica K.
VP of Sales and Marketing

"I'm super interested in learning more about the Health Rosetta Project and following their progress."

Greg
Greg E.
Developer

"I am hoping one of these years I will learn how to type correctly; this hunt 'n' peck just isn't cutting it anymore."

Anirudh
Anirudh P.
QA / Automation Analyst

"I'd like to improve my programming skills and create many more automated tests & suites which would help our QA processes being more effective & efficient & ultimately deliver a great product to our clients!"

Mike
Mike I.
Sales & Marketing Operation Specialist

"I'd like to acquire whatever skills Liam Neeson has in the movie Taken when he says, 'What I do have are a very particular set of skills...skills I have acquired over a very long career.'"

Sara
Sara O.
Marketing Campaign Specialist

"Improve my Adwords skills & strategy."


Last but definitely not least...

what advice would you give any team members joining The Bloc in 2018?


Tori
Tori H.
Client Success Specialist

"Drink the Kool-Aid."

Molly
Molly S.
Client Success Specialist

"Beware of Tori!"

Cory
Cory S.
CTO & Co-Founder

"Dig in, ask questions, and don't forget to enjoy the ride!"

Tasha
Tasha F.
Client Success Specialist

"We work hard, but we manage to have fun while doing it. Be ready to join an outstanding group of people!"

Kellie
Kellie R.
Key Account Representative

"Master your role and do more than is expected! We all feed off each others' successes."

Scott Scott A.
Client Success Specialist

"Get up to speed on your 'Gif-ing'."
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Kelsey Rosauer

Kelsey is the Marketing Brand Specialist at AgencyBloc. She plans and creates educational resources to help our customers organize, automate & grow their insurance agency. Favorite quote: "I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it." —Charles R. Swindoll  More articles