Sidney George joined Corporate Floors as client development manager in May 2023. A recent graduate of Texas A&M University, Sidney has completed several sales internships. In her new role, she will nurture relationships with new and existing clients while helping the sales team meet its goals.
“Sidney’s natural people skills and passion for helping others make her a perfect fit for this role,” said APEX Group CEO Thomas Holland. “I know she will take good care of our clients and be a fantastic addition to our team.”
We sat down with Sidney to welcome her to the Corporate Floors team and learn more about her, both personally and professionally.
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I recently graduated from Texas A&M University, where I majored in industrial distribution. I lived in Houston my entire life until January, when I bought my first home in Fort Worth with my fiancé. In my free time I love to travel with my friends, go shopping, and play with my dog, Fin, at the park. I recently started a small business called Good Grazing where I create a variety of charcuterie arrangements. I’ve always loved making cheese boards and drinking wine with my friends, so I figured I should share my love for it and talent with others.
2. Why did you decide to join the Corporate Floors team?
I have always had a passion for sales and, more importantly, a passion for building relationships with people. When I found out about the client development manager role with Corporate Floors I was immediately interested. I knew this role would push me out of my comfort zone and help me grow professionally. APEX Group’s core values really stood out to me as well. When I met the team for the first time, it was even more evident how these values play a role in their day-to-day work. I knew Corporate Floors would be an amazing team to be a part of.
3. How has your past experience prepared you for your new role?
At Texas A&M I was a member of several organizations that allowed me to network with professionals and learn about different industries. This taught me a lot about leveraging communication skills to build long-lasting relationships and my desire to learn and grow professionally. I believe the mentors, experiences and knowledge I gained through these organizations have prepared me well for my new role.
4. What are your hobbies?
As I mentioned before, I recently started my small business called Good Grazing. A lot of my free time consists of making charcuterie arrangements for my clients, friends and family. I love to use my creative abilities to bring my customers’ vision to life. I am very open to testing out new hobbies. My fiancé will bring me along to play golf or go hunting and fishing. I enjoy getting out of my comfort zone to try new things and spending quality time outdoors away from our daily distractions.
5. What’s the most interesting article or book you’ve read lately?
I am not much of a reader, but when I do decide to pick up a book, I enjoy reading personal and professional development books. One of the most eye-opening books I have read lately is the Arbinger Institute’s Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box. My favorite college professor assigned this book to read during my last semester of college, and I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I had anticipated. The authors discuss how self-deception and self-betrayal are tearing down organizations. Using the authors’ personal experiences, the book teaches the importance of valuing others to be a successful leader.
6. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
When I was growing up, my grandma would always pick me and my sister up from school. Every day she would ask us what we wanted for an after-school snack. She was an amazing cook, so my sister and I gladly gave her the most outrageous requests. We would ask for an entire breakfast buffet most of the time: omelets, bacon, pancakes, French toast, fruit and anything else you can think of. If I had to pick one thing to eat for the rest of my life, it would have to be my grandma’s delicious French toast.
7. What’s on your bucket list?
Many of the items on my bucket list have to do with travel. The life we live is so short, and I want to experience as much of this world as I can while I am willing and able-bodied. One of my bucket list items is a month-long trip to Europe. I would love to experience all the history, culture, food, wine and beaches. It has always been a dream of mine to go there.