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Blog it Forward – Jade Vachon

I am Jade Vachon and I work within the M-GTM organization under Solution Management and am incorporating social media in my marketing efforts.  I am taking training fromJason Cao.  My colleague, Benjamin Wilk, BIF’d me and now it is my turn to participate in the Blog It Forward Community Challenge .

For the challenge, here are my answers to Ben’s three questions:

1. Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know.

My adoption story and pic was taken from the AP and printed in newspapers when I first arrived in a cargo plane (as cargo) in the US from Vietnam.  And yes, that’s my Mom and Dad.  And no, I’m still not famous.

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2. What do you enjoy most in your work and why?

Knowing I can help people.  If I know I’ve helped someone and added value, I know I’m doing my job.

3. What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?

This may not be a ‘project’ but, driving cross country for the first time was great; our first cross country drive was from CA to FL.  We unfortunately broke down before we even made it out of CA but, we eventually arrived in FL 4 days later.  We’ve now driven cross country 4x: 2x West to East and 2x East to West.  We plan on flying next time around.   

I would also take the opportunity to blog it forward to two of my colleagues: Corey Chubon and Dominik Fitterer who I hope will use this as an additional opportunity to get involved with social media.

Look for them on Blog It Forward Chain.

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      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Jade,

      What a great #BIF!  Interesting 'most fun project' too!  I once tried to go cross country - at age 18.  It was a challenge - there were four of us, and we were camping along the way.  About halfway, things fell apart, and I came home.  But the Badlands were amazing!


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      Hi Sue,

      Thanks.  If you get a chance, check out the book Bad Land by Jonathan Raban.  I highly recommend it.

      Author's profile photo Tammy Powlas
      Tammy Powlas

      Such a cute picture of you and what a way to arrive in the US

      Thank you for a great BIF

      I really like the name Jade too.



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      Jason Cao

      Hi Jade,

      Like Tammy, I really like your name! 😳

      Thanks for your BIF post! I'm discovering another thing in common and a difference between us. We're both born in Vietnam (check out Trong Minh (Woody) Nguyen's Blog It Forward - Woody Nguyen - another member from Vietnam). The difference is long-distance driving - I couldn't make the 3 hour drive from Vancouver to Seattle without at least 2 rest stops and a strong cup of coffee! (Yes, the rest stops and cup of coffee are related. 😛 )


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      Ah, we took several of those trips from Vancouver to Seattle.  Those were some great times.  


      Author's profile photo Trong Minh (Woody) Nguyen
      Trong Minh (Woody) Nguyen

      Thanks for sharing your information 🙂 I am very happy to know that there are more friends who born in Vietnam (although both of you have been grown up in different countries: North American where I do want to come at least 1 time 😛 ).



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      Hi Jade!

      I agree with you! Knowing that you can make an impact and help someone definitely adds to a job! Great post. 🙂