We have begun 2014 like we finished 2013 - working harder than Santa’s elves. We find ourselves juggling more projects than ever, and even though we like to think we are Super-People, we only have so many hours in the day. So, we decided to expand our little Misfit family a little. Eight months ago, Geni became an official Misfit and today, I would like to introduce you to the newest member of the Misfit family… Ms Chloe Manosalvas.
Chloe is quite possibly the sweetest woman I have ever met and the mysterious person you have been talking to if you have stopped by and said hi to @misfit_inc, @GOODmisfit or @MisfitConf on the Twitters recently.
I have had the utter pleasure of working very closely with Chloe in the last few months and I am so proud of how well she has taken to life at MIsfit. It is pretty crazy when you first start working with us. No one is looking over your shoulder, no one is holding your hand, things are happening at lightning speed and you only have any idea of what the fuck is going on about 57% of the time. It calls for someone who can roll up their sleeves and get stuck in but isn’t afraid to ask for help when they need it and Chloe has taken every single aspect of it in her stride.
I know you will all join me in giving Chloe the warmest of welcomes. Here is a short interview with the lovely lady herself…
How does it feel to be a Misfit?
When AJ asked me to join the Misfit team, I was beyond excited and happy but also nervous. It was a very different role from my previous job and to be honest, I was scared shitless! I have always been drawn to the Misfit ethos and have followed AJ and Melissa’s journey from afar for a number of years. Being part of such an empowering and positive team is a dream come true.
What has been the most fun thing about working with Misfit so far?
The community is so AWESOME! There is so much positivity, so many inspiring people and most importantly, so much love.
I have learnt so much in the past six months and tackled things that I would have never have dreamed myself capable of. At first, it was challenging because it was all so new to me but now I find it so liberating and rewarding to look back on what I’ve achieved. I have even learnt to embrace change and to be spontaneous - as is the Misfit way. I have had long hair for the last 20 years of my life but I always secretly wanted to try a pixie hair style but was too scared to consider actually doing it. Last week, I went to the salon to got all my hair chopped off! I finally have the pixie cut I wanted and I fucking love it! :) This is just one example of the many ways in which working with Misfit has changed me.
I can’t thank Jessie enough for being there for me from the start, she’s so amazing! She patiently showed me the ropes and encouraged me to believe that I can do anything. She’s always there to lend a hand, I love her and her accent rocks!
The whole Misfit team is incredible - we make things happen, everyone is there for each other, collaborating and having fun! We’re a family and it feels great to be a part of that.
How do you plan on using your Social powers for good?
It’s fascinating how people from all over the world connect with Misfit. One of the coolest things about social media is how it allows people from different places to come together, interact and share about things they may not have had the platform for before the internet. For me, meeting and chatting everyday with so many people that share our passion for making a difference in the world is amazing.
I believe that social media has a unique power to connect people, it can be a very powerful tool for change if you use it well - even if that is just sharing a thoughtful post or quote that might make someone smile. I love that I can go to work knowing that I will make someone’s day just a little bit better. :)