It’s not good enough to talk the talk. You’ve gotta walk the walk.
At Proximo, we’re committed to living out the principles and strategies we prescribe for our partnered clients in our own little world. One of the biggest pieces of the puzzle is how we build our team, because our team is your team, right? When you engage Proximo for your marketing needs, your company team is growing, not just by one writer or strategist, but by many designers, creative minds, artists and experts. How we build our team internally is one of the most powerful ways that we support your success.
We invest significant time and resources to cultivate a culture of care within our team, including leadership development training, continuing education and prayerful consideration as to what creative, personal and professional strengths will elevate our overall expertise while also preserving our core values and mission.
Want to take a peek into how we love on our team? Want to see how we prioritize and leverage personality, talent, artistry and quirky creativity for your benefit? Here’s a bit of fun for you! Our team recently crafted a “spirit animal org chart.” Here is who we are…for ourselves, each other, and ultimately, for YOU!
Courtney, CEO and Master Strategist
Social, influencing, optimistic, transformative, joyful, adaptable
The butterfly was a symbol of the soul in early Christianity, considered a miracle of transformation and resurrection. A strong leader who motivates others to believe in the possibility of what can be even when it’s not in sight, the butterfly brings love and light to the room, drawing on unceasing hope and deep belief that anything is possible.
The Sea Turtle
Patient, enduring, growth-filled, healing, wise, beats the odds, peaceful
The sea turtle carries the team on its back, reminding us to go with the flow, settle in for the long journey, and that life is about the journey, not the destination. A turtle’s shell is strong enough to carry the weight of the continent on its back, and with it, their actual home, grounding it wherever it goes, a clear path for others to follow and ride along to success.
Highly intelligent, friendly, playful, caring, devoted, passionate, ambitious, loyal, instinctive, clear-headed, strong-minded
The wolf functions well in jobs requiring vision and strength of character. No one can get the job done quite as efficiently as the wolf. Only a select few other species exhibit these traits so clearly – educate their young, take care of the injured, thrive in family groups – innate understanding of the value of teamwork.
Rebecca, Social Media Specialist
Fun, expressive, empathetic, generous, friendship
The flamingo is a flamboyant, warm empath who is deeply involved with their family and loves to see those around them flourish. With an open heart and great enthusiasm, they take in the world with an open mind and believe that anything you set your mind to is possible. Flamingoes bring out the best in those they are around and seek to create close ties and bonds with those in their ever-expanding circle. Their commitment to family, optimism, generosity, and community gives them balance and serenity in life. The ultimate encourager and community builder. Every team absolutely needs a flamingo!
Ashley, Digital Specialist
Compassionate, lifelong learner, natural teacher, kind
Giraffes are often seen as a symbol of grace, wisdom, and protection. They are also seen as a sign of strength and resilience, as they can reach great heights and face any obstacle with grace and determination. As a spirit animal, a giraffe can remind us to be mindful of our own strength. They can help us to trust our instincts, to be patient and kind in the face of difficulty, and to remain open-minded and flexible as we navigate life’s challenges.
Kelsey, Executive Administrator
Encouraging, trustworthy, reliable, outgoing, courageous
Cheetahs are powerful symbols of speed, flexibility, and adventure. They remind us to stay focused on our goals and to never give up. Cheetahs can symbolize independence, freedom, and the ability to move quickly and make decisions in a timely manner. They are also symbols of courage and strength, helping us to take risks and face our fears. Finally, cheetahs can be seen as a reminder to take time to pause and appreciate the beauty of the world around us. A perfect addition to our team!
Liz, Senior Account Manager
Welcoming, playful, honest, organized, strategic
Orcas are often seen as powerful spirit animals. They symbolize strength and resilience, as they are strong and fearless predators of the sea. They are also known to be very caring and protective of their family and friends, and they work together using strategies learned over generations from their female leaders to ensure the survival of their pod. They remind us to be assertive, take charge of our lives, and be willing to take risks to reach our goals. Orcas are also associated with intelligence and wisdom, as they are one of the most intelligent animals on Earth. Finally, orcas are symbols of communication, strength, and wisdom. All that to say, the orca is definitely Liz’s spirit animal!