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Gardian of the Month: Andrea Starmer

Our Gardian of the Month is Andrea Starmer. Andrea is the Director of Education and Member Services at Ngage Management, and as part of her role serves as the Executive Director of the Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners and Wyoming Nurses Association.

Learn: Let's say you are studying for a big exam.  Are you a crammer, or do you like to plan ahead?

I am total crammer, I am embarrassed to say I completely crammed for my CMP!

Network: How do you help a wallflower, who's not comfortable networking at a professional event, loosen up?

I don’t take myself too seriously, so I usually make a joke at my own expense.

Transfer: Think about a topic in which you feel you're quite knowledgeable. How would you use this knowledge to better your industry?

My love of travel and finding unique destinations has come in handy during my event planning days.

Resource: Please share with us a resource, and why you can’t live without it.

Google. 

Just for Fun: If you could live someone else's life for a day, who would it be and why?

Tom Brady, no explanation needed. 

Gardian of the Month: Jannah Bierens

Jannah Bierens is our Gardian of the Month! She shares her favorite part of learning something new, one of her favorite professional networks, her tip to help retain knowledge as well as her favorite summer activities!

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Gardian of the Month: Andrea Starmer

Our Gardian of the Month is Andrea Starmer! She shares how she might help a wallflower loosen up at a networking event, the way she prepared for the CMP, the resource she can't live without (you probably can't either) and just who's life she'd like to live for one day. 

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Gardian of the Month: Rachel Kuntzsch

Our Gardian of the Month is Rachel Kuntzsch! Check out her tip for balancing work and studying with family time, why the New York Times is her go-to resources and why she feels Spring truly represents her!

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Apr, 1 2022
Networking

The Last Relationship-building Activity You’ll Ever Need

As more and more groups begin to meet again in-person, the need for some sort of relationship-building activity at the start of sessions, meetings, or conferences has become less a luxury and more a necessity. Here's the last relationship-building activity you'll ever need:

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Gardian of the Month: Shannon Lockwood

Our Gardian of the Month, Shannon Lockwood, shares her favorite part of learning something new, whether she's a natural networker or more of a wallflower and she shares the three adjectives she's use to describe herself. 

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Gardian of the Month: Todd Slater

Our Gardian of the Month is Todd Slater! Find out his go to networking tips and a subject he'd like to learn more about, he also shares a resource you may be missing out on!

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