Judy: “Surround yourself with positive people, don’t limit yourself to what you think you are capable of doing, stretch to reach and discover where it will take you. If you like doing something, take the initiative to learn more. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”
What keeps you up at night?
Judy: “Mostly the children in our family right now—Lilli, 5; Mady 4 and Tori 1.”(Lisa, her husband and children live with Judy while they rent and try to sell their townhome.)
What makes you feel powerful?
Lisa: The ability to show students how to hold shears for the first time and 10 months later watch them do an entire hair sculpture by themselves.
What’s the best thing anyone’s ever told you about yourself?
Lisa: “Students have told me that they can feel my passion for the industry.”
Judy: “I’ve been told I am a good listener, which I seem to do better at work than at home, so my husband tells me.”
What do you hope to achieve in the next five years?
Judy: “I hope to continue collaborating with the incredible teams at Pivot Point to innovate first-class education, using best practice learning technologies so young people will continue to be attracted to our profession. Five years is a long way off, as far as learning technology goes, but it is exciting to think about touch screens on mirrors to demonstrate style selectors, voice recognition to simulate a study partner, gesture recognition to learn body positions to limit repetitive motion fatigue. Today, Pivot Point delivers all of its education for schools online. We are researching what’s next. That is what makes me smile and look forward to the future.”
Lisa: “My plan is to continue my volunteer work with Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation in an effort to find a cure for my daughter and all the other children who suffer from a life threatening brain tumor. In five years all my children will be in school full-time, so I plan to be working a more normal schedule so I can spend time more time with my amazing husband.”