Laura Dotseth is a Chief Essentialist at Trissential focused on Driving Solution Delivery. This includes Digital Enablement, Process Optimization, and Value Realization. Learn more about what motivates Laura both professionally and professionally in our newest employee spotlight. 

What makes you excited to start work each day?

I am a problem solver at heart and appreciate our mission to meet clients where they are, assisting them to design a roadmap to improvement that fits their unique situation.

What’s your biggest motivation in life?

From the StrengthsFinder® survey, my highest rated strengths are Achiever – Positivity – Communication – Responsibility – Learner. Each of these resonates with me, though I most closely identify as a life-long learner  and achiever. I truly like to “get things done” and it is a wonderful day when I can learn while doing so.

What is the most important accomplishment of your career?

This is the most difficult question you have asked… I am not sure I can name a most important accomplishment. Each accomplishment or achievement comes with lessons learned and I believe that it is my responsibility to continue learning and growing. So, learning from my mistakes, changing course when needed, asking for help are all important. Maybe the most important accomplishment is being comfortable with the realization that I have room to grow.

What do you do when you are not working?

On the theme of getting things done, I enjoy cooking and exploring new cuisines. I try a new recipe each week to keep our menu interesting. In the spring and summer, you will find me in my garden tending to my perennials, herbs and vegetables. There is nothing more rewarding than cooking a meal that uses produce that you have raised. I also enjoy scrapbooking, chronicling the adventures of my family. Singing is another passion that in non-covid times I have invested time in. With all this, if I had to choose just one thing, it would be spending time with my family. These people are the most important anchor in my life.

What was your inspiration to enter the field of technology?

When I completed my MBA program, I had planned on following in my parents’ footsteps as educators, though as a training and development professional. As I embarked on that path, I found that I was intrigued by the changeful nature of the technology industry. That and the fact that all three of my brothers were in technology did not hurt the case. (Though I would never tell them that they may have been right…)

Who is your biggest hero?

My dad, hands down. He is a retired professor of mathematics. He lives out lifelong learning every day, embodies acceptance and support of others, and is an all-around wonderful human. Color me lucky!

What’s the best part of your job?

Solving problems and helping clients on their continuous improvement journey.

How would you describe Trissential in five words or less?

Value-driven professionals.

What would you be doing if you hadn’t gone into technology consulting?

Before Trissential, I worked at several companies in leadership roles, so expect it would be something in that arena.