Laureen J. Schroeder

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Schroeder,-LaureenLaureen J. Schroeder

Daymon Worldwide
Director  & Team Lead of Health, Beauty & Baby

Years with company: 5

Education: Bachelor of Commerce Honors Degree, University of Manitoba, Canada

Professional:   Cosmetic Executive Women, WISE

Charity: Spin Odyssey Annual Fundraiser for Cancer

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: Many of my former bosses have assisted me in my career with solid coaching and good counsel.  I appreciate when a peer, direct report, or colleague inspires me to think differently – it is always important to listen and embrace change.  This is pivotal to success in today’s business environment.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment oyour career to dateI come from a family of entrepreneurs and although I have spent almost my entire career in a corporate environment – it is the entrepreneurial achievements that I am most proud of.  Building a brand, creating an innovative marketing program, launching a breakthrough ad campaign, gaining a retailer partner…. all have been fine moments in my career.  I love the collaboration approach with strong teammates – this makes work fun!  Nothing gets me more excited than working with other respected experts to develop and create something unique in the marketplace.   These are the stories that I will be telling my grandchildren someday.

I have not had one defining moment – but a series of moments that I look back on where I had to make a decision about my career path.  Some of those moments chose me and some, I self created.

Most challenging part of your job: I have more ideas and opportunities than I have time to achieve them all. It is key in this role to do the right things first and prioritize.

Advice for upcoming younger executives: Stay focused and “earn the right” for your next promotion.

Hobbies: Time with Family & Friends, My dog – Maverick,  World Traveler, Sailing, Gardening, Nordic Skiing, Fashion/Pop Culture, Theatre & The Arts, Interior Design