Member Spotlight: Destiny Silva

Destiny Silva

Marketing Director | mma

Why did you join SMPS?

When I first entered the industry in 2013, my boss at the time encouraged me to become a member and volunteer on a committee. I’ll be forever grateful for the introduction to SMPS.

What have you gained from SMPS?

Through my involvement with SMPS, I have been introduced to professionals who have become mentors to me. I have also learned leadership and decision making skills that I would not have had the opportunity to learn enywhere else.  

Fun Fact About You / Hobby

I’m from Utila, Honduras and I’m a certified SCUBA diver.

What is your top marketing tip?

Surround yourself with people you admire who support and inspire you – personally and professionally. I read a quote a few years back that really resonated with me: “Moral improvement occurs most reliably when the heart is warmed, when we come into contact with people we admire, and love and we consciously and unconsciously bend our lives to mimic theirs.” ― David Brooks, The Road to Character

What is a marketing challenge that you overcame and how?

Stepping out of my comfort zone by choosing courage over comfort. (Thanks Brene Brown!)

What is your personal professional goal for next year?

Become a CPSM….and make it through this pandemic with what is left of my sanity. 

What was the best tip anyone ever gave you regarding your profession?

Find the time to get organized. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with work and always keep pushing tedious tasks to the backburner. However, the benefits of organization far outweigh the inconvenience and stress you go through to get it done initially.

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