Our team had the amazing opportunity to attend the Keys to Success Conference (KTS). We were able to network with and learn from other business professionals in our industry. We had the best time and can’t wait to go back. Check out what our Executive Director, Ben, and HR Director, Gina had to say about their experience at KTS.

When we asked our team what their favorite part about the event was Ben had this to say:

“My favorite part of Keys to Success was getting to see a lot of the friends and colleagues that I’ve made over the years that I don’t normally see on a daily basis. It’s always great to catch up on life and best practices!”

Gina loved the awards dinner where she got to network with inspiring individuals as well as see huge bonuses given out to all the successful people in the industry. Her favorite break out of the conference was the one led by Sebastian. Rather than him just speaking at everyone, he had everyone circle up chairs in the back of the room to bounce ideas off of each other. Learning from top recruiters really inspired Gina to set goals for herself.

Now that KTS is over, Gina has set the following goals for herself for 2017:

“To help provide management opportunities to at least 4 others in 2017, and to be called on stage next year in front of hundreds of people.”

In addition, when we asked Gina and Ben why they think networking and conferences are important, Ben stated that “Networking is such a vital piece to business because it reminds us to stay humble and hungry. There’s always someone doing better in one area or another and it’s important to sharpen the saw.” Gina had similar insight and believes that one can always learn from people around them, especially those who are passionate about improving themselves and getting better.

Throughout the conference, our team was inspired by the words of the speakers and of those around us. We hope they motivate you to be the best version of yourself. Here’s some of our favorite quotes of the event:

“Success is a lousy teacher; it seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

“Pay attention to questions people ask, it’ll tell you where their focus is.”

“I don’t care if you’re not great at something right away. At one time we’ve all had things to work on, you just have to desire to get better, or you never will be.”

“It’s monkey see monkey do, not monkey say monkey do.”

“If you want to be consistently good, create a winning team around you.”