Meet Megan Froehlich, the VP business solutions officer at West Gate Bank (westgate.bank).
Tell us a little about your business. – West Gate Bank is a local community bank. We are committed to serving our communities, while helping our customers and employees achieve their dreams. We have a multitude of products and services we offer to meet all your personal or business banking needs.
How did you get started in the business? – I guess some would call it fate and that working for a bank may have always in the cards for me. It started when I was little, like around four or so. I remember watching my mom come home from the bank, dressed in her fancy suits and high heeled shoes thinking that I wanted to be just like her when I grew up. I began working at the same family-owned bank as my mom throughout my college years. After graduation, my passions and education led me elsewhere but as fate would have it, I was given an opportunity to rejoin the financial world and the rest is history.
Tell us a little about your family. – My husband and I have three healthy, vibrant kids who keep us extremely busy.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life? – Becoming a mother would have to be one of the biggest turning points in my life. For the first time in my life, it wasn’t only about me and my husband. There was a definite shift from self-centered living to selfless living and the emotions you feel are equal parts exciting and terrifying.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – My favorite thing to do on a day off is to relax by the pool during the summer months or to organize closets and drawers at my house during the colder months.
Who inspires you? – My mom inspires me. She is selfless, considerate of others, and has always pushed me to be a better version of myself.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Some of the best advice that I received growing up is that no one owes you a thing. It’s up to you to find peace, happiness, and success. You must put the work in to find success in whatever you are doing and if you don’t, you only have yourself to blame. It’s up to you to find ways to overcome excuses and find a way to succeed. I find myself reciting this to my two older children now as they navigate school and extracurricular activities.
If you could have a super power, what would it be? – To be invisible.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read? – The last book I read was The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone. The author does a great job explaining the real reason why people succeed despite their background, genetic make-up, or personal connections. In his words, success stems from working ten times harder than anyone else.
What is your favorite movie? – The original Top Gun or Heathers.
What is your favorite TV show? – Currently, it has to be Yellowstone!
What is your favorite local restaurant? – Omaha has some of the best locally-owned restaurants so picking just one is extremely tough. I will name a few – Twisted Cork Bistro, V. Mertz, and Spencer’s all come to mind when I think of my favorite local restaurant. Stokes and Charred are also favorites.