Opportunity Services picks first annual Mission, Vision, Values Award Winner!

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Kristine Hollingsworth is Opportunity Services’ first annual Mission, Vision, Values Award Winner. The Mission, Vision, Values Award is presented quarterly to staff that go above and beyond the job description to provide excellent service to Opportunity Services clients, families and business partners. Kristine has been with Opportunity Services for eight years and has built work teams from scratch at Talahi Senior Campus and Garvey Commons at St. Cloud State University. At each site she created fun and innovative ways for the clients to “own” part of their job.

Currently Kristine is a job coach at Talahi Senior Campus, managing a team of 17 Opportunity Services clients. Recently the work team expanded to clean, not only the nursing home and memory care unit, but also all of the assisted living apartments. Kristine has assisted many Opportunity Services clients in their “quantum leap” journey to obtain a job of their own. All of the clients that currently work alongside Kristine are quick to say how much they enjoy working with her, including Theresa, a client at Talahi. “Kristine is the #1 job coach. She is amazing and I love working with her. She encourages our team but also makes sure we are staying on track and reaching our goals.” Kristine has found the right balance between encouraging clients and motivating them to achieve goals that they may have never thought possible.

Nancy Gurney, Opportunity Services President, had a tough time deciding who was to be the annual Mission, Vision, Values Winner after looking through the 16 submissions throughout the year. “It was difficult to pick a winner for our first Annual Mission, Vision, Values Award because we had many strong submissions. Kristine’s nomination stuck out in my mind because of her impact on the community. She consistently rises to the occasion for our clients, choosing to empower them to reach their own goals,” remarked Nancy. “We are very proud of the difference Kristine has made in the lives of our clients, as well as the St. Cloud community and we are grateful to have her in our Opportunity Services family.”