5 Minutes With... | October 7, 2017
Gwen Martin, Partner
With over 25 years of staffing industry experience to draw on, Gwen has developed a network of deep business relationships and loves connecting people. She has achieved a track record of success by operating from a base of high EQ meets curiosity and energy.
Q: What advice would you give someone starting out in your industry?
A: Start making connections and keep in touch with them, offer to connect your contacts and be a good conduit for introductions.
Q: If you could try a different job for a day, what would you choose?
A: I would love to work at a high-end auction house like Sotheby’s or Christies in New York for a day during an auction. The energy in the room would be so exciting.
Q: What is your mantra?
A: “You’re fine!”
Q: How do you get yourself out of a slump?
A: I like to walk around the lake, go on a hike or bike ride, make a list and start checking things off. Momentum begets momentum.
Q: What companies or leaders do you admire?
A: I admire entrepreneurs like Mark Cuban, Sophia Amoruso and Chris Sacca. People who have a vision and bring it to life - then give back to other entrepreneurs who are earlier on in their path.
Q: What has been the biggest shift you’ve noticed in your industry in the last decade?
A: I have found that people are much more accessible through LinkedIn and other tools.
Q: What is your go-to celebration meal, drink or tradition?
A: I love to toast an occasion with a bottle of Rombauer wine, shared with friends/family.