Lauren Trainor

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Lauren Trainor, AcostaLauren Trainor

Acosta Sales & Marketing
Business Manager

Years with company:  6.5 years

 

 

 

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • Bryant University, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 2006
  • Network of Executive Women
  • New England Chapter Committee Member
  • College Outreach Program

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career:
The mentoring I have received throughout my life has proven to be invaluable, but my experience does not consist of a mentor in its most traditional sense. I cannot attribute all I have learned to one individual because so many have contributed to the person I am today. Family, teachers, friends and co-workers have all generously given their time to mentor me through their knowledge and experiences.  I have come to appreciate that my next opportunity, improvement, inspiration or great idea can come from anyone in a large network of people helping me to reach my full potential. For this reason, perhaps the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is to listen and appreciate the suggestions and opinions of others. Professionally, Acosta’s Leadership Development Program laid a strong foundation that enabled me to find mentors at all levels of the organization from fellow LDP Associates to the President of the East Division. These associates not only taught me the day-to-day skills required to be an effective business manager, they also provided an array of opportunities to help me develop into a future leader. I am incredibly fortunate to have found so many mentors willing to help me succeed.

Most challenging part of your job:
Each day I strive to deliver a plan that will meet the client’s goals and align with the customer’s strategy.  If a plan achieves “Client Delight” and meets a customer’s performance metrics that is a success because when the client and the customer are winning, Acosta is winning as well.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:
My advice for upcoming younger executives is to be the driver of your bus. Your career will be heavily influenced by what you make of it. Have goals and discuss those goals often and openly with your manager. Additionally, keep in mind that every conversation you have provides an opportunity to learn something new. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and share ideas; it is through these shared exchanges that we all improve.

Hobbies:
Spending time with friends and family, leisure travel and entertaining.