Deidre Jones

Client Service Specialist

What do you do (in the context of work at PWM)?

I am the first face you likely see when entering the STL office. I truly love the daily interaction with clients whether in person or via phone/email. I also champion scheduling/calendar coordination, client communication, marketing, company & client event planning, organization of office operations, among other responsibilities.

What is one of your greatest accomplishments (as it relates to work)?

My biggest accomplishment as it relates to work is when I fully realized the importance of adaptability and flexibility. Having worked in multiple and vastly varied career fields, I have realized that being able to adapt to an ever-changing environment is the key to, not only success, but happiness in the workplace and in life. It’s never as much about skill set as it is about attitude.

What are your values and how do they inform your career?

I value the human relationship. I truly believe that in any line of work and in any position, ranging from CEO to entry-level positions, the human relationship is what sails the ship. When we value the people around us (colleagues, clients, supervisors…every single person), we are on the very best forward trajectory. If we take the time to understand and relate to people on a very parallel and equal human level, we can almost always find common ground on which to work and move forward. When people feel valued and cared for as individuals, their commitment, passion, and enthusiasm are heightened. It’s about meeting people where they are, showing each one that you care, and leading them to a place where they can grow and thrive.

Who are you?

Mom, Wife, Daughter, Granddaughter, Aunt, Friend & Professional.

I am a mother of two daughters and one son. I am their biggest fan whether that be in the classroom or on the playing field. I try to let nothing come before being the best parent that I can be to these three little pieces of my heart walking outside of my body. My aim is to instill in each of them the importance of always being brave and choosing kindness. As a family, we love to travel and explore new places. The world certainly is a massive playground! I am also a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan…was raised as such and my love for the Birds on the Bat is unwavering…runs deep in the blood. Outside of Busch Stadium, my favorite place to kick my feet up is somewhere on a beach with a book in hand and sunshine up above.

If you could choose anyone (dead or alive) to be your mentor, who would you choose and why?

I’d choose Brene Brown to be my mentor. While she is a NYTimes Bestselling Author, I appreciate her very raw and authentic teachings on courage and leadership. I feel inspired daily through her bits of wisdom and encouragement to be vulnerable in owning our own stories.

What is a fun, unique fact about yourself that people likely don’t know?

I was a gymnast throughout my entire childhood…spending upwards of 30 hours a week in the gym. That experience has led me to reflect deeply on the pros and cons of highly competitive, youth sports.

What is your favorite motivational quote?

“You don’t need everyone to love you, just a few good people.” ~ Charity Barnum

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