CU Engage Spotlight – Lizzy Shebanek

Employee Spotlight Lizzy

We are putting the spotlight on Lizzy Shebanek! As one of our Business Analysts, Lizzy works in tandem with the consultants to manage projects and ensure our clients’ needs are met. Affectionately nicknamed ‘The Lizard’, Lizzy is beloved by her team for being a glass-half-full kind of person, helpful and a go-getter. She came to CU Engage a little more than two years ago after she was introduced to her college friend’s dad, CU Engage co-founder, James Guild. Lizzy quickly became an integral part of the team and her dedication and enthusiasm haven’t wavered. 

Putting the Lizard Under the Heat Lamp

Lizzy is a confident introvert-turned-extrovert, only child and is close to her parents Ron and Janet, (whom she speaks of often). Lizzy moved to Tampa, Florida when 
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she was five and spent almost her entire life there.  Recently she wanted to try something new, so she moved to Washington, D.C. Lizzy still considers herself a true Floridian, but quite happy in the capital city because there is always something to do. She ranks moving to D.C. and all the growth that came with the move, both personal and professional, among her top three life highlights. The other two top highlights are finding her people in college and earning her master’s degree in Management.

Outside of work, Lizzy enjoys eating, traveling, exercising and anything outdoors, especially things on or around the water…except camping (“hotels exist for a reason”). She would eat all the pasta if given the chance, but Lizzy is willing to try any food that isn’t a bug. She is happiest when she is enjoying good food and wine with the people she loves.

A true 90’s kid, Lizzy’s first concert was Britney Spears and her favorite 90’s jam is Give Me One More Night (Una Noche) by 98 Degrees. Below are just a few more interesting things about Lizzy.  Read on to learn more about her, and maybe find some interesting facts or something you have in common with her.

 

Lizzy’s Fun Facts:

Q: What makes you laugh?                                                                                                                          A: Pretty much anything

Q: What do you enjoy most about working here?                                                                                  A: The people

Q: What would the title of your autobiography be?                                                                                A: Laughing at my Own Jokes: A memoir by Lizzy Shebanek

Q: Is the glass half empty or half full?                                                                                                      A: Half full

Q: Do you have a favorite quote? What is it?                                                                                          A: “Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive.” Elbert Hubbard

Q: What would you do if you won the lottery?                                                                                      A: Book a first-class ticket to Greece

Q: Advice for new hires?                                                                                                                            A: Soak in all the experience and knowledge around you, but don’t be afraid to trust yourself. You were hired for a reason!

Q: Describe CU Engage in 5 words or less:                                                                                              A: fun, growing, knowledgeable, team

Q: What is the coolest or most important trend you see today?                                                          A: A cash-free existence

Q: What chore do you hate?                                                                                                                      A: DUSTING

Q: Are you a hunter or a gatherer?                                                                                                          A: Hunter

Q: What celebrity do people think you look like?                                                                                  A: Scarlett Johansson

Q: What is an ability you wish you had?                                                                                                  A: The ability to read minds

Q: What is on your bucket list?                                                                                                                  A: Live abroad

Q: What was your favorite book, toy, or outfit as a child?                                                                      A: Goofy because he was the funny one!

Q: When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?                                                                  A: Any time I’m with my friends from college

Q: What does true leadership mean to you?                                                                                             A: Inspiring others to affect change and be the best versions of themselves

Q: What is your definition of success?                                                                                                     A: Seeing positive growth/change from where you were yesterday, last week, last month or last year

Q: Best vacation you’ve taken?                                                                                                              A: Santorini, Greece

Q: Are you messy or organized?                                                                                                               A: Yes

Q: Best advice you’ve ever been given?                                                                                                  A: “Things that matter are scary” and “Don’t take life too seriously. No one gets out alive anyway.” And I think the most important one is “support other women”