As we close the chapter of 2018 and look ahead with a resurgence of a positive outlook to meet whatever fate might bring us in 2019, we are once again at a point of making decisions. Decisions about what parts of our past year we will take with us as learning opportunities, decisions about which parts of the past year we will choose to let go, and finally, decisions about what we will do differently in the year ahead. It is one of the most powerful times of the year because we get to decide how we will move forward, both as a business and as individuals. Our goal as a company is to continue to grow, to make a difference and provide opportunities that are impactful in our employees’ lives. A few years back, we had our employees make a video about how Franklin Energy had affected their lives. To this day, we still feel like it was one of the most powerful videos we have made as an organization. Employees held signs that stated messages about allowing them to buy their first house, giving them the opportunity to manage others, meeting their spouse, finishing certifications or getting degrees, being able to travel, making true friendships and so much more. All because we came together at Franklin Energy.
It is amazing to think about the difference we can make in each other’s lives just because we are connected through the place we work. We really do consider our employees our family. As leaders of this organization, we want to create an environment that people always remember, one that allows for new opportunities that will grow individuals in whatever way they are seeking for themselves. We know that we don’t always get it right, but we do promise that we will never stop trying to have a work environment that is driven by purpose and treats our employees with respect.
Reflecting on this past year and looking forward, some of our decisions are to make ourselves more available as leaders (to be present) and to drive our efforts of diversity and inclusion deeper into our organization. We will let go of the mistakes made in 2018 and will choose to learn from them to make our organization better in 2019. We are deciding now that 2019 will be a successful year that will lead to more opportunities for our employees and more solutions for our clients.
What are you deciding as an individual? What will you let go of or learn from so you can do something differently in 2019? If we were making another video this year, what would you be writing on your sign? What has 2018 given you, in terms of opportunities, goals and lessons, that you choose to carry into the new year? At Franklin Energy, we want to empower our employees and our organization to reflect and make these decisions, and provide the tools for a year of success. We are in this together, and we are deciding to be a great place to work with a true purpose! Let’s hear it for 2019!
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Senior Vice President
From the depths of corporate life to proudly serving our country, Tina Semotan is an innate leader. She oversees the corporate support teams within the company, including human resources, company strategy, legal, safety, training, payroll and organizational development. She also leads all post-merger and acquisition integration activities. Tina’s success can be credited to her ability to stay calm in high pressure situations, make sharp decisions, and listen fairly to each employee. She has developed and honed these skills as Force Support Squadron Commander for the Wisconsin Air National Guard. Tina holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is certified at the master level for command and leadership by the University of the Air Force.