New marketing counselor thankful for Lawrence Presbyterian Manor family
By Christopher Phelps, Sales and Marketing Counselor
I want to share my heart of gratitude for Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
I was given the opportunity to embark on a new career on June 23, 2021. I had no idea what I was getting into. I have been in sales most of my life. In my field you are usually selling a “want,” not a “need.” I remember selling cell phones when they first hit the market. Everybody wanted them but nobody needed them.
Here at Presbyterian Manor, though, I am the sales and marketing counselor. The job is much more than sales. See, everybody needs a connection one way or the other. When I came on board, I realized quickly the connection between staff members, the staff and the residents, and among the residents. I have enjoyed learning about everyone I’ve met over the past several months.
One thing I want to highlight is the gratitude I have for my manor family, staff and residents. My dad passed away on Sept. 27, and I just want to say thank you to everyone for warming my heart through this sad but joyful time.
I am sure everyone is sick about hearing about masks, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention something I like about them. Even though we can no longer see people’s smiles and expressions under the mask, we get something better: the eyes, the gateway to the soul. After learning of my father’s passing, every staff member and every resident I have encountered has shared that gateway with me. All have had kind words to say, but words are not even needed when you can see true, authentic sympathy in someone’s eyes.
As you are reading this during the month of Thanksgiving, hear my words: “thank you” from the bottom of my heart. I look forward to many years getting to know each and every person at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.