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This week, let’s meet Isan De Jesus, the Chief Culture Officer at NewCampus.
I admire and try my best to practice kindness, empathy and vulnerability. My purpose in life is to make people’s lives better in any way that I can. And on a less formal note, I love both sober and inebriated moments :)
I support the team and make sure that they are comfortable and happy :)
I usually jump onto Slack earliest at around 11am-ish (clearly not a morning person!). My day is usually filled with corresponding with the team on operational things that they need my help with in sorting and processing, creating and implementing new plans and processes with our COO Fei, and then a few days a week I do 1-1 catchups with at least 3 team members, as well as some a few catchups with people who are interested in working with us. :)
Right now it's hiring interns who are sharp, witty and also passionate about what we believe in at NewCampus
Sassy, silly, and sweet. Lol!
I joined NewCampus because I admired their goal to help people out, which is the value I strongly align with.
More than excitement, I feel contentment in my role of supporting and nurturing the team so that they can go out and do their best to solve the problems and meet the goals that NewCampus wants to address and achieve.
I am currently in grad school (graduating this year, hopefully!), so that’s one channel that I’m currently learning from.
Another one is that I make sure to read articles on empathy, education, technology and business every week. And lastly, I make sure to LISTEN to people who are from different cultures, backgrounds, and fields from me, as I believe that listening to other people’s stories is how one can learn to be a more empathetic person.
The people that I love — my partner, my sisters, my parents, my dog, my best friends, and my NewCampus family. ❤
This article by Darius Foroux on how usefulness, not happiness, is what gives us purpose in our lives. In this article, Darius quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson: ‘The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
Grab drinks with my loved ones. Try out different types of food. Go to the beach and swim all day! Help out those in need in any way possible (whether it’s giving the homeless some snacks, helping sick animals, or organizing an event to give impoverished kids educational supplies that they need).
Try being as vulnerable as possible with the ones you love. It pays off, big time.
“Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing.” — Rumi