We Celebrate Heidi Royter!
6 years in Business Celebration Week Continues…so we all know Webster, right? Well, you may not know it but in the New Webster there is a word. BOSS BABE! That is my friend, colleague and one of the best people I know and her picture should be there. Heidi Royter.
When we first met, she said “ I hear you know how to get stuff ( sh…t) done .” I said “yes, generally.” Heidi said…” well I need 4 caregivers for 2 weeks until the end of the month…my assistant ED Chris will call you to coordinate.” I said, “ YES MA’AM!” And we did our job. And we have worked together for many years since. HEIDI GETS STUFF ( sh…t) DONE!
In the last 5 years, I have watched my beautiful, confident, smart friend in so many meetings. I will never forgot one when Rodney/ I were there with her whole staff. To say, it was one of those dicey discussions ( we were on the outside of most of it) was an understatement. We felt quite uncomfortable. But I am a Big Girl and Rodney is a Big Guy. All of a sudden Heidi whipped around and said… “ Wait a minute, Laurie and Rodney, we hope you know you are valued, right?” We smiled and then felt valued. THIS IS A GREAT PERSON DOING GOD’s WORK RUNNING ASSISTED LIVING, MEMORY CARE AND INDEPENDENT LIVING FACILITIES. Now, she has progressed to a big corporate position.
None of this really captures Heidi, the person. We were honored to be invited by her to Solterra’s Holiday Party… she scanned the room constantly to be sure every single person was happy, fed and enjoying themselves… thank you Heidi for your selfless leadership advocating for seniors and most of all, being my friend!