Recently, I have been given the incredible opportunity to “moonlight” as the tour producer for a bestselling author and up-and-coming rock band. We travel all over the world, and put on events for crowds up to 10,000 people in size. It is truly some of the most fun I have ever had in my life.
Often when I tell people about this new opportunity, the first thing they say back to me is, “Well, I guess that means you are done with Doctors Care, right?” I am always a little shocked when people say this, and I always respond with a surefire, “No! I love my job!” To put it bluntly, I feel like my best days with this wonderful organization are still to come!
So how is it that I am able to juggle all that I have going on at Doctors Care with producing this international tour? Simply put, I have an amazing team of people that work with me in IT and on the Leadership Team, and for some reason they are all invested in my being able to follow my dreams.
I know, I know…it sounds a little “pie in the sky” right? I mean, an organization invested in their employees following their dreams? That’s like a baseball team invested in their players becoming better at hockey. Although it sounds slightly weird, it is very true here at Doctors Care.
From the top down, Doctors Care is an organization that cares deeply for its patients. What some may not realize though is that it also cares deeply for its staff. Each staff member is given opportunities and space to grow, change and invest in the things that matter to them. They are encouraged to follow their dreams, whether those dreams are to be the best possible parent or spouse they can be, or whether those dreams are to hit the road every 4 weeks or so and produce an international tour.
I am so thankful for my job. I am humbled that the people I work with are willing to be flexible, work hard and cover for me when I am traveling. I am thankful to be able to come home to not only an organization with a mission that I am passionate about, but to a family of people dedicated to getting the job done, and having a little fun while doing it. As I get on a plane next week and head to Singapore to put on shows for over 20,000 people, I will be excited to get home, and get back to work at Doctors Care.