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Alyson Woodard

Alyson Woodard


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Alyson's work combines: Business, Education, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life

Director - Sales & Service

When you or someone you know calls into AT&T for help, odds are my team is answering the phone!

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    St Michael's Academy, Austin, TX

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Marketing/Marketing Management, General

    University of Oklahoma

  • Graduate Degree

    Small Business Administration/Management

    University of Texas

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Sales Managers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Graduate Degree: Small Business Administration/Management

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I moved away from my family and friends for college. Didn't know a soul.

  • 2.

    I juggled work and school while trying to stay involved with community service efforts.

  • 3.

    Learned the importance of balancing priorities in my life.

  • 4.

    Enabled me to go back to school for my MBA while working full-time in a challenging job.

  • 5.

    My diverse background allowed me to earn promotions into different fields and excel in the role.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    Any day now they're going to figure out you don't know what you're doing.

  • How I responded:

    So you're new in your job and you don't know what you're doing. Let me let you in on a little secret: no one does! Nor does anyone expect you to know exactly how to do your job on Day 1. Here's the key: ask questions, remember the answers and try not to make the same mistake twice. Find a mentor that you trust in the new organization and schedule regular time with them so you can discuss your ideas and your workload. Question the norm. If you see an old practice that needs updating, speak up!

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I grew up in a very competitive family. It was stressful to achieve high results in the sports arena and do the same in the classroom. It feels like a small problem now, but at the time, it was all-consuming. Everything felt critical.