Gardian of the Month: James Bell III
Our Gardian of the Month is James Bell III, Founding Principal of Just Solutions LLC.
Learn: How do you learn best?
I love a lot of natural lighting. I've had success at Michigan State's library on the 2nd floor to be specific, but can also get the job done at a local coffee shop. I'm also an avid people watcher 😊
Network: What's your number one networking trick?
Be authentic - I find it harder to connect with someone if I feel like I'm not being myself.
Transfer: What resources/tools do you find most helpful in helping you retain knowledge?
I need a good soundtrack. I tend to remember more information when I can tie it back to a memory and in most cases that's a song. I recently did a talk on Privilege in the Social Work profession and Think Twice by Donald Byrd became the anthem of choice.
Please share with us a resource and why you can’t live without it.
As of late I would say Canva - I love how user friendly it is and makes me feel like I can really do graphic design.
Just for Fun: What is your favorite season and why?
Definitely autumn. I may be the only person who says autumn in full, but I'm a fan of the layers and the leaves.