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Colleen E. Vacelet, PLA, CA

Daily Record Staff//May 14, 2021

Colleen E. Vacelet, PLA, CA

By Daily Record Staff

//May 14, 2021

Colleen E. Vacelet, PLA, CAvacelet-colleen-e

Intreegue Landscape Architecture

What about your leadership style has helped grow your career and how have you had to change your leadership role/style during the past year?

When I think about leadership, I see it as leading from behind, instead of the front of the line. It’s my job to help push the team and direct from the back rudder, providing small directives for big movement. A strong leader has empathy and can put themselves in their team member’s shoes. Throughout the growth of my business, I have always kept in mind how I felt like someone else’s employee.

How do you define mentoring and what steps do you take to ensure it is a priority and just part of your job duties?

Mentorship is an investment not only in the person but also in the profession, in our community, in our growth. Currently, I mentor students from my university classes, professional women from the CREW Leadership Mentorship Program, young leaders from the Heartsmiles Program and of course my team at Intreegue.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's Top 100 Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.

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