Posts Tagged ‘Lynne Andrews’

Work your way up

Friday, December 6th, 2013


Lynne Andrews, FLC Associate Athletic Director, shared briefly but in depth detail of her career path from her first job to her present career on Wednesday morning. With each job that Lynne worked in, it added experience and new skills to her work ethic. She has a real passion for what she does and enjoys the career place she is at presently; this is the kind of passion I want to have in my career. She gives full effort for every task, even the small ones, so that it is given well and presented well. Lynne shared with us a quote that goes “Love what you do and feel that it matters” and she has really put meaning into this quote by sharing with us the dedication she has in her work. Lynne is inspirational and has encouraged me to keep working at my dream of my career goal and to become passionate about it.

She shared with us some tips to be able to reach a high career position including such as building onto your career path meaning enjoy each job and take each opportunity of experience when it is presented; take ownership of your job by taking pride in what you are doing and make each detail count; make yourself visible, such as have good networking so that people know who you are, acknowledging people, and do the small things.

Taking these tips into implementation for my own career path may help me become successful and passionate for what I will do. I aspire to be a fitness trainer and a physical therapist. I can begin with making myself known and putting myself out there so that I build onto my networking and have myself known. This important for me to begin with because I am a shy person and it can be hard for me to put myself out there at times. With each job that I will do, I will take pride because it will be something that I will enjoy and make each detail count to that I can present myself will and show that I have a good work ethic. I hope to become successful and these tips can help me begin with that.

Thank you Lynne Andrews for sharing with us; you are really inspirational!

It’s not work…

Friday, December 6th, 2013

On a chilly Wednesday morning Lynne Andrews the Assistant Athletic Director at Fort Lewis College came and spoke to our Administration of Programs in Exercise Science class. She spoke with such enthusiasm when talking about her life accomplishments and about what she did to get to where she is now. She discussed about the type of connections you make with people on a daily basis. The importance of it and how it can change and mold your life to get you to where you want to be.

To hear Andrews talk about her success not only as a student athlete while in college but even as being a coach after college was very interesting. It was amazing to hear how she networked with mentors such as her own coaches who helped her land her first assistant coaching job. She proved that hard work and dedication can get you to where you truly want to be. It doesn’t stop there, she also talked about how playing and coaching has taken her all of the country and even to Germany! She knew she wanted to give back to the community that had helped her be successful. Coaching was a way for her to help these young athletes in directing them in the right path of success.

Once administration was what Andrews wanted to pursue after she was done coaching, she was full speed ahead trying to gain knowledge and experience in that field. Hearing how she did everything she could to just get experience made me think of what I needed to do, so I can get experience in what I want to do as well. Andrews talked about her journey to where she is today and how she does not think of her job as work but how she wakes up every morning loving what she does. Andrews passion for what she does fired me up and when I walked away from class that day I knew one very important thing and that is to


Because it should not be seen as work but as something you enjoy doing everyday.

-Thank you Lynne for coming to talk to us! (: I appreciate it.