Balancing Work, Life and Networking in Today’s Job World
Hosts Tyler Kern and Greg Crumpton welcome Sarah Clark Hopfer, Geographic Marketer at Dixon Hughes Goodman, who has known Crumpton for a long time. The pair met at a Thanksgiving dinner and have since become friends who happen to work together. Crumpton was impressed with Hopfer’s ingenuity, and he started recruiting her for his company even before she graduated from college.
“We worked together for about four years, and I did business development and marketing,” said Hopfer. She realized after that time that the marketing side of her position was where she felt most passionate. She now works in the accounting world with marketing, strategic planning and recruiting.
Hopfer credits Crumpton’s mentorship with helping her excel in her career. She shared several pearls of his wisdom, including, “If you’re five minutes early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late.”
Friendship and business intersect for Crumpton, and he considers being personable, kind and respectful to others as being a cornerstone for success in all realms of business. Making connections and maintaining connections, both he and Hopfer discuss, is a key to making a way in the world.
“I’m proud of the fact that we had a culture, and I still try to live by that culture, where we do the right thing,” said Crumpton. Hopfer also praised the directness of Crumpton’s communication when she was working for him. The theme of communication pervaded the conversation, as both hosts and guest discussed its importance in work and interpersonal relationships.
Hopfer also touched on the work/life balance, discussing how her career evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how Hopfer works to define and further her career while also caring for her family.
Crumpton and Hopfer used the term “intentionality” and carving out time for what you want to do and pursuing the careers you want.
More Stories Like This:
From Great Resignation to Great Realignment: How Key Business Relationships are Evolving
Trade Shows are Back But Will They Be Packed in 2022?
Legal Battles and Uncertainty Surrounding Affordable Care Act’s Preventative Services Coverage
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has faced numerous legal challenges since its inception, leaving its future uncertain. Texas’s courts recently overturned insurance provider coverage requirements for certain preventative health services, altering the landscape of coverage. However, a higher court has now blocked that overturning order, reinstating insurers’ obligation to cover those services. While not all […]
Reimagining Retail with IKEA Digital Transformation & New Store Formats
In the swiftly evolving retail industry, the conversation around digital transformation and retail technologies is more urgent than ever. Amid this tech-driven revolution, IKEA is pioneering a remarkable journey. The stakes are high, as IKEA aims to shift from being primarily a physical retailer to incorporating a substantial omni-channel presence. As of 2016 only […]
How to Create a Proper Work-Life Balance While Maintaining Strong Work Relationships
In a world where the average American spends over one-third of their life at work, it’s essential to maintain a high quality in workplace relationships. Today’s fast-paced environment necessitates strong, resilient connections that can withstand the pressures of rapidly evolving technology, constant deadlines, and high-stake projects. Research indicates that maintaining strong workplace relationships leads […]