Understand: Helen M. - Branding Account Manager

Kao Jai Thai Coffee Helen Maloney

Helen Maloney - Branding Account Manager (Baltimore, MD)

What's a quote that inspires you?

“Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” C.S. Lewis

In 5 sentences or less, what do you do in your current job?

I help brands maneuver through their digital channels: whether it be a behemoth website build or a microscopic Facebook post. No matter the size, it is all significant. I work internally with a brilliant team of resources and I work externally with a large array of clients. Both are exhilarating.

What's a common misconception or myth about what you do?

That all we do is write blogs and twitter posts, which I do but, there is much more to it than that.

What's your favorite part of your job?: Learning about different personalities and how they impact a team dynamic. Having Thirsty Third Thursday and pinball machines in the office helps, too.

What's your least favorite part of your job?

When I'm just waiting for resources to complete work. I feel useless. Luckily it's temporary and there is always work to be done.

What's one thing you would say to someone looking to take the same career path as you?

If you thrive in high stressful situations and you love organization, then this is the path for you. Patience and adaptation are key and embrace criticism. It takes a strong person to look at themselves and point out flaws. Everyday I strive to be better and I thank my peers for that.

What's your definition of success?

My definition of success is happiness. When I complete items off my to-do list or a site has been launched, that feeling of accomplishment is rewarding.

If someone wanted to get in contact with you, what's the best way to do so?

Email: Helen@Maloney.com

Leave us with one parting piece of advice:

When I stress about something, I take a step back and ask myself "on a scale of 1-10 of life, how big of a deal is this really"? Best advice I ever received. Thanks, Mom.

Kyle Ducharme

I'm passionate about making a difference in the lives of those around me regardless of where I am in the world. Whether I am on the busy streets of Boston, building homes in Central Appalachia, or harvesting coffee abroad, I'm always looking for innovative ways to improve our lives and connect with those around us.