Alyce All-Stars Featuring Jenn Kordash

Learn what makes Jenn Kordash - master meditator, social golfer, and outer space junkie - such a Personal Experience All-Star!
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About this program

The Alyce All-Stars program exists to highlight Alyce Customers and Friends who have mastered the art of “personal experience.”

An All-Star prioritizes Building Rapport, Earning Trust, and Generating Loyalty over making someone feel like just another face in the crowd.

All-Stars challenge the status quo and – while they’re not officially Alyce employees – we consider them an extension of our team. They find creative ways to infuse our core values of Give First, Give Consistently, Be Crafty, Seize the Present, and Unwrap the Possibility into their unique way of doing business.

This week’s All-Star is Jenn Kordash, Field Marketing Manager at Quick Base!

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Learn More About Jenn Kordash

Q: Share with us some of your personal interests?
I actually recently got into meditation last year when the pandemic started. That has been really life-changing. That’s a huge part of my life now. So I really got into the yoga and Pilates worlds there, but I’ve always been a workout junkie. My family also has a lake house so we do a lot of boating in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. My mom was a ski instructor so we’ve been winter sports people for our whole lives, its the best.

Q: What was your first AIM screen name?
Oh wow, it was BlondeBorder926

Q: What song is on repeat right now for you?
I loved pop punk in the early 2000’s and Olivia Rodgrigo’s new song good 4 u is so similar to Misery by Paramore so that got me back to listening to that genre of music recently. It’s so nostalgic but also such great songs.

Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be an astronaut. I was also fascinated by space and love watching space travel movies. Plus I wanted to wear the suit and discover life on mars, who wouldn’t!

Q: What’s your favorite thing about the place where you live? Why and how do you take advantage of it?
So I’m living in south Boston right now and we live really close to M Street Beach. It’s so nice, especially now in the summer to be able to take walks during the day working from home and be so close to the beach and Castle Island

Q: What would be the title of your first music album?
It’s funny because if you had asked me this a year ago, I would have been very different and would have a completely different answer. But now I would say something around Stop and Smell the Flowers, which goes back to my mindfulness piece. When the pandemic hit I just felt like I was living for the weekend and wasn’t finding moments of joy in everyday life and so I’d want my album to remind everyone who listened to stop and smell the flowers. To do something every day that made their day a good one.

Q: What’s something you consider yourself to be ok at but not great at?
Golf! I started going with friends because it just looked like such a fun time to be able to hang out, have a few beers, and do an activity together. I’m definitely getting better as I keep going.

Q: What is the best gift you have ever received?
The best gift I ever received was from one of my best friends. When I got this job, I had been putting hours and hours into a big presentation.

Historically I’ve had a pretty big phobia of public speaking, especially in college. But I had to give this presentation to get my first job out of college.

I was really, really nervous about it. I practiced in front of my roommate four or five times.

I ended up getting the job and she got me this tiny gold necklace and it had like a rock star symbol on it. And it was just like, Hey, like, this is the start of a big career for you, you’re a rockstar. And that just meant so much to me.

Q: Beach, safari, or forest vacation?
If I look at my track history, I definitely go to the beach more. But if I had the opportunity, I’d probably go on a safari.

I had seen this picture of this girl having tea and in the window was a giraffe poking his head in because the cafe was in a wildlife sanctuary and that just seems like the coolest experience.

Q: If you could give a piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
I would say slow down. You don’t have to have everything figured out. I kind of fell into the trap where I wanted to have this 10 year plan when I was in high school. Then after college, you don’t have anything lined up for the next few years. High School and College, you know what’s ahead of you for at least 4 years but after graduation you can dictate what your life looks like after that. That’s kind of intimidating if you think you need to have everything planned, but exciting if you look at it like you have all the opportunities in the world at your fingertips.

Q: Would you rather be an olympic gold medalist or win a nobel prize? And why?
I’d prefer the Nobel Prize winner. I think I would have more of a work life balance. I just wouldn’t want an activity I enjoy to be a job that I have to do, like an olympic sport. So I’m big on work life balance but also would love to solve a problem interesting enough to warrant a Nobel Prize.

Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl? How do you like to start your day?
Definitely a morning person. I like to have my workout done, meals planned for the day done in the morning so that I can better focus because if I don’t then throughout the day I’m just thinking of getting those things done.

Q: How did you meet your childhood best friend?
She was on the swim team with me!

I introduced myself in the locker room because I didn’t really know anyone, our swim team was two high schools combined. And we kind of hit it off. We just clicked.

Q: If you could live through any event in history, what event would that be? Why would you want to live through that event?
I would thrive in the eighties. The disco, the neon, it sounds so fun. And I would love not to have a cell phone. To be so much more present and in the moment, especially during the 70’s and 80’s where so much culture was being created.

 

June 25, 2021
Stacy O.