There’s a certain enthusiasm in the air when it comes to the Comp Laude event. I happen to travel quite a bit for work, from client meetings to prospect meetings to industry conferences.. and have done so for years. I know I know, I’ve been accused of having a glamorous life with all my travel. But the truth of the matter is that the travel isn’t a vacation, it’s work… and there are expectations that need to be met while spending endless hours stuck in airports or working in your hotel room. Not to mention time away from family and friends…or golf!
So it is here I sit on the eve of the Comp Laude VIP kickoff party to be followed by 2 days of education, networking, recognition awards, speakers and the like…and frankly I couldn’t be more excited! Comp Laude was started by a visionary individual, David DePaolo, who’s enthusiasm and passion for life along with his extensive work experience parlayed into his founding of WorkCompCentral, his personal blog stories and his mission to bring forth shining examples of what we do right in this work comp business.
I’m a newbie in the blogging world, it’s uncomfortable to “blog” my own thoughts as if anyone would find them interesting. David truly had the gift of transforming and acknowledging what we do well in this business, discussing the uncomfortable stuff of what we could do better, then honoring those that get it right. Comp Laude and David’s legacy are all about making a difference.
I hope my blog will carry on that tradition, of making a difference, of featuring stories from injured workers to the many industry contributors aiding in their recovery and return to work. Please help me by sharing your Good News Stories, I know there are a lot of you helping injured workers every single day.
By the way, I’m wearing my new kicks, courtesy of SOULE INNOVATIONS! I can’t wait to share Dwight’s story with you and how his cool shoes are transforming the lives of amputees!
Cheers to you David & Dwight!
Karen, the GoodNewsGal