What's it like to work with me? Some amazing people I've collaborated with in the past were kind enough to share.
LAUREN BRENNER GOODY, HEAD OF MARKETING - GLOBAL ENERGY & ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIPS, NEST LABS
"Esther is a big picture thinker who’s easily able to translate her ideas into actions to achieve project or program milestones. She initiates action to make progress and she values others’ feedback as it helps her to anticipate objections and next steps in her work. Esther and I had the opportunity to work together on internal events at Google where we collaborated to plan content and logistics for career development and leadership workshops offered to women at Google in NYC. She is a very hard-working individual, always attentive to the details. She is thoughtful, poised and very reliable. I recommend her without any hesitations. ”
ANNE-MARIE ROSSER, PARTNER, VSA PARTNERS
“Esther is a great balance of ‘getting it right,’ perfectionism and ‘getting it done,’ pragmatism. She is incredibly incisive and seems to have a natural propulsion behind everything she does. She can handle an immense amount of detail, while also keeping her eye on the big picture. ”
DEREK CHAN, BRAND MARKETING, SUPERCELL
“I worked with Esther during a period of significant growth and evolution of the Google Local Community Management organization, under Google Maps. When we started working together, I immediately saw that she had the qualities of a great manager. She’s focused on results and metrics, she’s a very clear and effective communicator, she cares about details, and she prioritizes and get things done. But as time went on, I also saw her develop the qualities of a great leader. Esther is a strong cross-functional collaborator, she’s tenacious and focused in the face of rapidly-shifting organizational priorities, and she listens to - and rapidly acts on - constructive feedback. Most importantly, her leadership style is consistent with strong values - honestly, directness, and authenticity. She earned my respect, and I would embrace the opportunity to work with her again. ”
ADRI COWAN, SENIOR MANAGER, SOCIAL MEDIA, MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT
“Esther holds the quintessential characteristics of a leader: diligent, available, succinct, organize, and transparent about he inner-workings of our projects. She has the uncanny ability to help her team stay on track without micro-managing. All this, with a sense of humor, consistently thanking her team for their work and recognizing their achievements, while still providing constructive criticism for improvements. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with her, and I look to her as an inspiration and a mentor. ”
EREN KANTARLI, HEAD OF MARKETING, GOOGLE FIBER
“Esther is at a place where she’s a proven marketing manager. She is a very smart and creative marketer and can solve very complex problems. Esther brings tenacity and dedication to her products and I am proud to [have been] her manager, partner and friend.”
JONATHAN SLUYS, PARTNER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BREAKOUT STUDIO
“Esther is one of few people that can hold a grand vision and all the details of a project in her mind at once. She can swing with change while maintaining and hitting the larger goals and brand vision she sets. Great collaborator, incredible work ethic, and not afraid to try new things. I’d be lucky to have the chance to work with her again. ”
HEATHER D'AMICO, DIRECTOR, SOCIAL MEDIA, SHEKNOWS MEDIA
“Esther is one of the smartest, most hard-working people I know. As my manager, Esther provided the utmost guidance, support and leadership. She challenged and empowered me to always provide the best work possible and reach my highest potential. Esther is an excellent mentor and I greatly value her thoughts. Not only is Esther a wonderful manager, but she has done amazing work in launching and building Google’s Local Guides program. Esther’s top notch marketing expertise has helped expand the program exponentially and evolve it into a community of quality, dedicated users. Her strategic thinking makes for effective, successful results. ”
MARY JO ROMEO, EXECUTIVE COACH, MJR COACHING + CONSULTING
We had the pleasure of working with Esther in her role as Connections Pillar Co-Chair for Women@Google. Esther is terrific! She managed many moving pieces and remained calm and focused throughout the process. Incredibly specific and detail-oriented, Esther is someone you can count on to get the job done. We were so lucky to be able to work with her, and hope to work with her again. ”
RACHEL ROSENFELT, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, THE NEW SCHOOL
“Esther is a rare brew of creativity, detail-orientation and follow-through. Collaborating with someone of her efficacy on unstructured projects is reassuring to say the least. I recommend her to all future collaborators without reservation and with the highest enthusiasm. It is a true pleasure working with her. ”
DINESH GOBURDHUN, INDEPENDENT STRATEGIST, DINESH GOBURDHUN
"Esther is the rare strategic thinker who can keep the big picture and the details in-mind at once, shaping strategy and tactics simultaneously. A true optimist, Esther is a natural leader - open to new ideas, willing to challenge thinking, and able to synthesize a team’s different perspectives with ease and grace. It’s always a pleasure to work with her."
EMILY CAVALIER, SALES DIRECTOR - STRATEGIC BRANDS, 4C
“Esther and I worked together when Google hired me to product a custom event under my Midnight Brunch brand. Esther was a fantastic partner: She was very clear about her needs and goals, making it easy to create a program that would provide value for her team. She’s also super knowledgeable about local businesses and knows the event side from the producer end as well. I’d recommend her as a potential partner to any business looking to raise their profile. ”
SUSAN PFEIFER, DIRECTOR, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, VSA PARTNERS
Esther and I worked together on a global program brand launch. She was Global Marketing Manager, client side, and I was Senior Project Manager on the agency side. Esther is the exact type of client a Project Manager dreams of.
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