Member Spotlight: Michelle Daniels

Michelle Daniels

Name – Michelle Daniels

Title – Communications Specialist

Firm - Moss

SMPS Chapter – South Florida

Number of Years in A/E/C industry - 13

SMPS: How did you get your career start?

When Moss first started 14 years ago, I was referred for an open position in procurement and logistics for our project in the Bahamas as I had purchasing and logistics experience.  I did not have any A/E/C experience.  After being on the job year, I was approached by one of our executives with an offer to be an accountant at one of his projects. I then worked in his division as a project accountant for 8 years on various project sites learning the ins and outs of the industry. I transferred over to corporate marketing in 2013.

SMPS: What excites you about your work and the contribution you make?

I am a people person and a strong communicator. Empathy is my top strength.  As our national events manager, I also get to be part of our top industry events. Being able to share with others gives me a sense of accomplishment. 

SMPS: If you could learn anything what would it be?

I would love to learn new languages, starting with sign language, French and German.

Tell us something we would be surprised to learn about you.

All my childhood, I dreamed of being a teacher. I received my AA in Education.  In my last semester of school, I decided it was not for me and got my degree in Liberal Studies.

SMPS: What I did at work yesterday.

Led a coordination meeting for an upcoming event, reviewed some press releases, worked on the employee newsletter, sent out an event invite and participated in a 3-hour departmental training hosted by Dale Carnegie Training Office.

SMPS: What is the best communication or marketing advice you ever received?

If you want to be a good communicator, you must also practice being a good listener.

SMPS: What is your favorite book or movie and why?

My favorite book is “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. It is the most influential self-help book I read at the beginning of my adulthood.  The habits discussed present opportunities to change which can positively influence your personal life and professional growth.

SMPS: When you were little, who was your favorite superhero and why?

She-Ra of course! She was The Princess of Power and the paralleled counterpart of He-Man.

SMPS: How do you enjoy your free time?

I enjoy spending time with my kids on mini vacations, park outings, pool and beach days and volunteering for my church.

SMPS: What's the one thing, you can't live without?


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