NOVEMBER FEATURED FEW
Name: Stef Tschida
Organization/Title: Owner, Tschida Communications | Owner, MN College Essay Coach
Length of time as a FEW member: Two months
Hometown: Long Prairie, Minn.
Family: Husband Troy, 9-year old Logan, 4-year-old Claire
What do you actually do at work? Build relationships, help solve business problems with communications, project management, and work across my team.
What was your first job? Waitress at the Village Café in Grey Eagle, Minn.
How do you help others succeed? I help them understand how clear communication can solve business problems by helping them build and strengthen relationships with anyone who matters to their success. It’s so fun!
Last book read? Who Not How by Dan Sullivan. Amazing business book about flipping your thinking to build your business by leveraging the right people.
Favorite vacation spot? Puerta Vallarta, Mexico
What do you do for fun? Read! If I’m being honest, it’s all I ever really want to do. This is why I don’t allow myself to read fiction unless I’m on vacation–because I’ll get sucked in and shirk all other responsibilities until I finish whatever book I’m reading!
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A book author! I’d write stories and mix up the first and last names of my friends to be the characters. I just co-authored a book that was published in September, so I achieved this dream, though it was a business book, and not the fictional stuff I envisioned writing at a young age! What is something you're obsessed with? The show “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives” on Food Network. I love to cook and eat, and I’m so inspired by the small business/entrepreneurial aspect of what each chef or owner does. They have marathons of Triple D on Friday and Saturday nights and if I’m being honest, I’d much rather watch them with a glass of wine than do pretty much anything else after a long work week!