Rick Pharr, VP of Operations
Ted Stokes, VP of Billing Services
Russell Olsen, VP of Innovation & Product Management
Michelle Micalizzi, Artist
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This is the second of two blogs and paintings we are focusing on WebPT’s core values:
PART I: See DIVE FAR & HIGH!
ATTITUDE – POSSESS TRUE GRIT
Even when things don’t go according to plan; we maintain the passion, determination,
and can do attitude necessary to right the ship and get things back on course.
WORK ETHIC – BE ROCK SOLID
We definitely value hard work. More than that, though we value smart work
– work that is innovative, creative and brilliant.
PART II: THE FINISH LINE
Russell Olsen said something that stuck with me when he stated, “You are not alone. When you have a weak moment, like we all do, the team can pick you up and carry you across the finish line and sometimes you carry them. It feeds off each other and makes us who we are.”
So….go ahead, I double dare you, Google “carried across the finish line” then get yourself a box of tissues and watch. One video after another of people losing their legs running a marathon and some selfless person or persons sometimes related, sometimes team mates often times total strangers stopping their race, to get their fellow competitor across the finish line that is hundreds of yards away.
I could have chosen many scenarios to be inspired by. Go ahead you pick your favorite story! It won’t be easy! This painting however, was inspired by Jim Driscoll and Mitch Kies who carried Ari Ofsevit over the finish line in 2016 when he got heat stroke while running the Boston Marathon. Like a true competitor, when he came to the next day in intensive care his first question, according to the Boston Globe, was “What was my time?” (3:03:05) Ofsevit was a perfect example of true grit when he went back in 2018 to run the marathon a third time with the team of Tufts Medical Center who saved his life.
Russell brings up an image that regardless of the scenario says – we are going to work hard and be a team and carry one another to victory!
This concept also speaks to taking care of weak and vulnerable which is what dogs are when they need to be re-homed. This image also speaks directly to DLRR in an unexpected way as well.
ART OPENING RECEPTION & ONLINE AUCTION
A % OF THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT:
Conscious Capitalism, The Arizona Science Center Girls in STEAM, PT Day of Service, Support My Club, The Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue and United Blood Services of Arizona.
MAY 18, 2018
Select peices available for view until June 1st.
600 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
PLACE YOUR BID
ROUND 1: May 18
Opening Bid: 6PM | Closing Bid: 8:50PM
ROUND 2: May 19 – June 1
Opening Bid: 8AM | Closing Bid: Midnight
A Special Thank You to the 2018 Fearless Partners:
Entrepreneurs and inspiring stories of all kinds are Fearlessly Deliver’s muse and focus. As an artist, a business woman and a visual journalist Michelle Micalizzi paints with a purpose. The Fearless Art Projects are collaborative social practice art engagements that connect art + business + community.
The ART OF FEARLESSLY GIVING BACK (AoFGB) is a community awareness series that focuses on one company’s social responsibility mission and the charities that they support. The goal of the project is to demonstrate how giving back is not only smart business, but the real reason companies are in business. For more information, visit aofgb.com
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