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A Tempting World: Day 5 at Laser Spine Institute

Today I met with the patient I’ve been shadowing all week to find out how he has been feeling since his surgery.   I met him on the door way to the clinic where he was to meet with doctors again to debrief on the surgery.  He was absolutely beaming; he said for the first time […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Day 5 at Laser Spine Institute”

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A Tempting World: Day 4 at Laser Spine Institute

Today I spent time with the division of Laser Spine institute that works with patients post-surgery.  It was an eye-opening experience to learn how they followed up with all their patients.  Andrea Smith, Patient Support Specialist, let me listen in on a few calls as she talked with the patient concerns.  She personalized every step […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Day 4 at Laser Spine Institute”

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A Tempting World: Day 3 at Laser Spine Institute

On day 3 of “A Tempting World” with the Laser Spine Institute, I spent the morning with Brie Pusateri, Director of Scheduling, to learn about how she manages the department and the kinds of metrics they use to ensure that all the appointments for surgery are properly timed. I found it interesting how thorough they […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Day 3 at Laser Spine Institute”

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A Tempting World: Day 2 at Laser Spine Institute

Bright and early on my second day at Laser Spine Institute, I met with various patient coordinators to learn about their functions in handling new callers. It was clear from the outset that they are real “people- persons”, as in, they enjoy talking to people with back pain, learning about the patients and their symptoms.  […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Day 2 at Laser Spine Institute”

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A Tempting World: Introduction to Laser Spine Institute

Like many Olympic athletes, I grew up competing every day for almost all of my life.  Over time, the aches and pains I got from performing at such a high level has taken a toll on my body and makes me think twice about the long term consequence of being so competitive.  Luckily, I’ve not […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Introduction to Laser Spine Institute”

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A Tempting World: Day 6 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery

My final day at Four Roses Bourbon was one to remember. The Bourbon Festival is one of the main draws for tourists coming to visit Kentucky.  During this event, Four Roses Bourbon has the opportunity to share with fellow bourbon and whiskey consumers their brand and highlight their resurgence to the American market.  This makes the […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Day 6 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery”

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A Tempting World: Day 5 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery

The day began bright an early with a bus ride to the sold-out “Let’s Talk Bourbon” show at the Four Roses Bourbon distillery.  This was part of the program for the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which has all the major brands of bourbon whiskey in attendance. Master Distiller Jim Rutledge led the presentation and fielded […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Day 5 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery”

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A Tempting World: Day 4 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery

Day four of my experience during my “A Tempting World” assignment at Four Roses Bourbon began with setting up a barrel tasting at the Four Roses Bourbon bottling warehouse. The barrel program allows customers to go onsite and sample various barrels until they find one that they particularly enjoy.  I am certainly beginning to realize […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Day 4 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery”

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A Tempting World: Day 3 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery

My first task of the day was to prepare the tasting for the German buyers at the distillery. The buyers received a fantastic demonstration of the 3 types of Four Roses Bourbon and were able to have a sample at every manufacturing step to really understand the process that goes in to making each bottle […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Day 3 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery”

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A Tempting World: Day 2 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery

It was “all hands on deck” at Four Roses Bourbon on my second day of work.  No job is too big or small and I started my day packing pens in boxes for 350 gift bags, a task that needs to be completed by Friday! Luckily my speed and agility from my athletic prowess helped […] Read Article “A Tempting World: Day 2 at Four Roses Bourbon Whiskey Distillery”