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 Michelle Harden, Field Marketing Manager at Adobe!
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Q: Share with us some of your personal interests?
I watch way too much Netflix and Hulu, so my friends ask me for show recommendations. I also have a 14 year old son who’s super into soccer and lacrosse, and I spend a lot of time on the fields. We also have two dogs who keep us pretty busy.
Q: What song is on repeat right now for you?
I don’t want to embarrass my son but Olivia Rodrigo’s song Driver’s License is so good. It’s been stuck in my head since I saw her perform on Saturday Night Live.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I think I wanted to be a teacher. I remember playing school with all my stuffed animals. But I always loved advertising jingles. I thought they were so creative and fun so I guess I also wanted to be in marketing in that sense.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about the place where you live? Why and how do you take advantage of it?
I’m very lucky to live in what is called the Hudson valley here in New York. I’m an hour north of New York City but I’m also in a beautiful area that doesn’t feel like the stereotypical picture of New York. I can see the Hudson River in my backyard and it’s just beautiful here.
Q: What would be the title of your first music album?
Have Dogs Will Travel. We’re always in the car and we take our dogs everywhere. We have a house in Rhode Island, so we go there a lot and because of my son’s sports we’re traveling to different places a lot in the car, with the dogs.
Q: What’s something you consider yourself to be ok at but not great at?
Singing – I like to sing a lot when I’m by myself or I’ll sing while I’m talking. It’s my secret little thing that I like to do, like turn the radio up really loud in the car and sing.
Q: What is the best gift you have ever received?
A friend of mine referred me into this job when I was out of work and really pushed me to reach out to the company when I was so sad I wasn’t working. I don’t know if she knows how much that meant to me and now my life is pretty cool so I gotta say that was a great gift.
Q: Beach, safari, or forest vacation?
Beach, of course. My Rhode Island house is my happy place.
Q: If you could give a piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be?
I could be funny and say buy Amazon stock but also don’t be so hard on yourself. Like I tend to overthink things and things usually work out.
Q: Would you rather be an olympic gold medalist or win a nobel prize? And why?
I feel like the Nobel peace prize winners don’t get as much notoriety as they should, but I think I’d rather be smart.
Q: Are you a morning person or a night owl? How do you like to start your day?
Definitely a night owl. I love staying up late at night when there’s a long weekend or a holiday and knowing that you don’t have any responsibilities the next day and watching really bad tv.
Q: How did you meet your childhood best friend?
We were in school together. And then we ended up getting closer in high school and then we went to college together and we still live in the same town together.
Q: If you could live through any event in history, what event would that be? Why would you want to live through that event?
If we had the same amenities as today I’d want to live in the 20’s just to see that cultural revolution happening all over the world.