If Amy Nelson, president/CEO of $103 million asset Point West Credit Union, Portland, Ore., could offer her younger self some advice, it would be this: “Don’t waste time worrying if you are good enough, just dig in and do the work.”
It’s also the counsel she’d offer others, too.
Nelson believes if you give your best effort to a job and reach out for advice, you’ll likely surprise yourself. She adds that credit unions are particularly good ground to gain confidence because they often allow employees to take on new roles.
She speaks from experience.