Nicole is the first speech-language pathologist hired at Sound, bringing energy, creativity and FUN to each and every work day. We sat down with Nicole to learn more about her life in and out of Sound.
Describe your role at Sound
As the newest Speech-Language Pathologist at Sound, I am enjoying building my caseload and evaluating/treating the diverse population of adults and children that seek out the clinic for treatment. I am learning what it means to run your own business by observing the She-E-O's of Sound, Melissa and Jody, as they tackle the big hurdles (insurance claims) all the way to the small ones (handwriting personal thank you notes).
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Driven, Compassionate, Adventurous
What’s your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part about the Sound office specifically is the ambiance. It's very clean and modern while still being warm and inviting. My favorite part about the role that I fulfill at Sound is the exposure to so many varied clients. There's no other setting as a Speech-Pathologist that you are able to treat both adults, and children with such a wide array of needs.
What led you to working at Sound?
Sound, hands down, has one of the best reputations of private speech-therapy clinics in the Bay Area. I was highly motivated to pursue an opportunity to work with Melissa and Jody. They both have a strong background in their respective fields and are ambitious, empowered women with a willingness to help and teach.
What’s something about you that not many people know?
I have extreme wanderlust which takes me out of the country every opportunity I get, even if it's just for a few days.
What is one of the things you would put on your “bucket” list?
Backpacking Southeast Asia is the next item I plan to strike off my bucket list.
Where are we most likely to find you when not at work?
Reading historical fiction, or convincing the closest person to try my latest culinary endeavor.
Before working at Sound what was the most unusual or crazy job you had?
I would say I gained most of my best stories through my experience being a flight attendant.
Anything else fun to share?
I like to plan elaborate/unique events for any and all special occasions. I am often referred to as "Leslie Knope" of the popular TV series, Parks and Recreation.