Madeline Emsick

Company: Performance Solutions

Title/Function: Marketing Coordinator

Years in A/E/C Industry: < 1 year

What do you enjoy doing outside of work? I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with my friends and family. Right now, my focus is on training for my first Half Ironman with the KC Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  A team of Kansas Citians are training with LLS Team in Training. Through the Team in Training, we have a coach, a training regiment, nutritional advice, a great group of runners with a common goal, and lots of support. Beside the challenge of training for and running/biking/swimming 70.3 miles, we are also committed to raising funds to support the Society in its battle against blood-related cancers. Leukemia is the number one disease killer of children. This is a cause I am personally extremely passionate about, as it has recently hit very close to home.

Nicknames: Mads, Maddie, and DJ Madz

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Do you have a little known talent?: Not sure if I would call it a talent but I’m bilingual (speak English/Spanish). OR fun fact – I traveled to 22 countries by the time I was 22 years old.

If I could live anywhere, I’d live in: Miramar, Argentina

If I could do anything, I would: Speak every language in the world.

A personally rewarding career or professional accomplishment:Being a part of a startup that grew from 30 employees to over 200 employees in the short 3 ½ years I was there.

Favorite movie or book: Movie – Pan’s Labyrinth; Book – The Defining Decade by Meg Jay

Favorite band or musician: Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, Alicia Keys, and last but certainly not least Beyoncé

Favorite food: EMPANADAS

A Personal Motto: There are so many good quotes floating out there, it’s hard to choose! I try to remember to always be myself and live my life with tenacity and kindness.

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“True beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” – Coco Channel