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Happy Retirement to Our VP of Content Development, Debbie Williams!

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Debbie joined BizLibrary in March of 2001. She has contributed to many departments over the years, most recently as the Vice President of Content Development. Get to know a little more about Debbie in our Q&A:

Where are you from?

I was born in Denver, Colorado, but traveled quite a bit growing up. I’ve lived in Colorado, California, Texas, Utah and now Missouri. Fun fact… one of my brothers was born in California and the other in Texas.

How did you end up at BizLibrary?

Shortly after moving from Colorado to Missouri, I’d taken a short hiatus from full-time work and my profession at the time (banking and security transfer). I wanted flexibility to enjoy and transport our two elementary-aged kids (at that time) to and from school, volleyball, baseball, basketball, soccer, cheerleading, etc. You get the picture.

Once we built a network of support, I was ready to start a new career. I was very intrigued by a job opening for a small company called Business Training Library.  Oddly enough, the hiring manager turned out to be a next-door neighbor. The rest, as they say, is history.

What is your fondest memory of working at BizLibrary?

When Dean presented me with a beautiful watch that his wife, Terri, picked out for my 10th work anniversary. He presented it to me at our annual employee awards banquet and I really didn’t expect it. I’ll always cherish that watch and the memory.

Describe yourself in three words.

I’m an Aquarius, so if you believe in astrology signs (which I do), you would find me to be independent, a good listener and a humanitarian.

What was your favorite part of working at BizLibrary?

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Getting to know and developing great relationships with not only BizLibrary employees, but also all the associated people including our clients, producer partners and vendors. I’ve also fallen in love with the training industry and the content solution we’ve created here at BizLibrary. We really are helping people improve themselves and that’s what it’s all about.

What is the first thing you are going to do on retirement?

Tackle a personal project or two, spend time with family and friends and travel to see new sites. All on the first day!

Why is employee training important to you?

Because it allows for self-improvement and in many cases, helps you learn to better share your knowledge with others.

What will you miss most about BizLibrary?

The human element – the people.

I want to formally recognize how much I appreciate Dean. I’ve learned a lot from him over the years and in exchange, I hope he’s gained some helpful knowledge from me!

Thank you for all the great memories, Debbie!

Read her latest blog on what it means to respect others at work:

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Chief Revenue Officer at BizLibrary