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Wendy Adlerstein

015: Wendy Adlerstein – Empathy and Communication at Work

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Communication is the glue that holds a company together. That along with purpose and empathy are what Wendy Adlerstein, co-owner and Executive Director of First Light Homecare West Suburban Boston, talks about on this episode of Engaging Voices.

This Weeks Engaging Voice:
Wendy Adlerstein
Executive Director, FFirstLight Home Care West Suburban Boston

Show Notes:
Wendy Adlerstein serves as Executive Director and an owner of FirstLight Home Care of West Suburban Boston.

With over 20 years of experience in working with seniors, Wendy holds a B.A. from Clark University in Psychology with a concentration in Sociology and Human Services.

In addition to her Massachusetts License in Social Work, Wendy holds a Certificate in Gerontology from the Worcester Consortium Gerontology Program.

She is a member of the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Finally, Wendy is a Certified Dementia Practitioner® in good standing from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

On this episode Stacey and Wendy talk about…

  • What Wendy wanted to be when she grew up (1:00)
  • How Wendy became interested in Gereontology (3:50)
  • What FirstLight Home care does and how Wendy differentiates the company in a sea of home care agencies (7:05)
  • The importance of communication to run business smoothly (11:20)
  • Challenges Wendy has faced growing FirstLight Home Care (18:20)
  • How Wendy finds purpose and meaning at work (20:05)
  • Empathy, not taking things personally and figuring out how to connect with a stressed out person (26:25)
  • What’s next for Wendy (30:20)
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About the Shed The Formality Podcast

For leaders & entrepreneurs who are great at what they do yet lack skills or confidence to sell their OWN ideas.

Tune in to the archives as Stacey Shipman and her guests share stories and insights on getting out of your own way, promoting your work, networking, leadership, handling adversity and more.

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