Rapid Fire with Lizeth Turk, People Coordinator at ParkWhiz and Member of Women in Parking
Q: How did you end up in the parking industry?
I ended up in the parking industry somewhat by accident. I had previously worked as a basketball coach full time and was looking for a more “traditional” schedule and stability. I stumbled upon ParkWhiz and have been able to make a home with some amazing people.
Q: What’s one piece of advice you would give to women starting out in the parking industry?
Be deliberate. Make you intentions/aspirations known (obviously in a professional manner). More often than not, people in the Parking Industry are gracious and always willing to help.
Q: If you were a new color added to the crayon box, what color are you, why?
Somewhere in-between a natural salmon color and a neon pink. I love bright/bold colors that make a statement.
Q: What motivates you?
Personal challenge. I like competing with myself to constantly improve.
Q: How do you keep yourself feeling energized to take on the challenges of your life and career?
I try to get to the gym at least three times a week and I make a concerted effort to read.
Q: What does work/life balance mean to you, and how do you achieve it? If you don’t achieve it, why not?
Work/Life balance is extremely important to me. ParkWhiz does a fantastic job of fostering and enabling its employees to achieve a balance. I recently co-founded a non-profit foundation, benefiting youth sports in underserved areas and without the value that ParkWhiz places on work-life balance, I would be unable to pursue this endeavor.
Q: If you had a plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Fiji. Beaches, sun, and limited cell service sounds like a great combination.
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