River City Six – Stephanie Alexander
Meet Stephanie Alexander, office manager for Care Consultants for the Aging in Omaha.
Tell us a little about your business.
We are a Home Care Registry dedicated to matching quality caregivers with clients who are in need of excellent at-home care. We offer care from one hour up to 24 hours per day at an affordable rate.
How did you get started in the business?
I began working with Care Consultants five years ago as an on-call coordinator. I fielded calls and problem solved after normal business hours. This allowed me to have the flexibility I needed to stay home with my growing family.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally?
Transitioning from working at home to working outside the home. I had spent 14 years raising children. Last August, I took the leap and began working in the Omaha office, where I was promoted to office manager.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Creating a team that works cohesively by selecting the right people for the right job. I love the team we currently have in place, and I am truly proud of the work we collectively contribute to provide the best possible care to our clients.
Tell us a little about your family.
I was born and raised in Oshkosh, WI, where I met my husband Casey. We moved to Papillion for his career in 2005. We have three children: William (15), Kate (12), and Henry (8). We also have two large dogs, Moose and Mia.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
Making the move from Wisconsin to Nebraska. We knew absolutely nobody and decided we needed to step away from comfort to explore what else was out there.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Soaking up the sun near a body of water—preferably salt water.
Who inspires you?
People who truly try to see the good in every situation, and then try to spread that positivity to others.
What is your favorite quote or the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” – Fred Rogers
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
“Island Song” by Zac Brown Band.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
To be able to read people’s thoughts.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
What local nonprofit organization(s) are you passionate about or involved with, and are there any special reasons why?
Any organization involving animals because they hold a special place in my heart.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Anything by Jodi Picoult.
What is your favorite movie?
The Breakfast Club.
What is your favorite local restaurant?
Ollie & Hobbes Craft Kitchen.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
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