When Shawn joined the company in 2013, he hit the ground running (pun intended). He is passionate about helping others improve their lifestyles for long-term health and fitness. Shawn joined as a Health Fitness Specialist and as Constellation developed more comprehensive Wellness programs, he started assisting with those. Shawn was named Fitness Center Coordinator and is responsible for managing the center and its programming. He plays a role in company-wide wellness programming.
What does your role represent for Constellation?
I first looked at Constellation because I knew I wanted to work in the Rochester/Canandaigua area. And the more I talked to my friends, the more I learned about how involved Constellation is in the community. The prospect of working for a company so invested in the community that I love was thrilling.
Constellation already had a company-wide wellness program established when I was hired, and had built a corporate fitness center, offering its services to employees free of charge. That Constellation has actively chosen to commit resources to the health and wellness of its employees really demonstrates the value they place on their people — and their families.
Describe your favorite thing about working at Constellation.
I feel valued because I am a resource for many different projects and it feels good to be able to contribute. Constellation really tries to bring in the best talent and the best attitudes. When everyone thinks back to their favorite job, it will usually be their favorite because of the people. We spend more time with our coworkers than we do with our families, when you take out the day-to-day tasks and chores. Coming to work is something I look forward to because my co-workers bring energy, fresh ideas, and passion to what they do, and it makes me want to work harder for them!
What is most rewarding about working for Constellation?
Constellation empowers employees to take an active role in their development. I think my personal skills and passions could take me on a variety of paths. I am, of course, interested in the prospect of developing on-site fitness opportunities at other locations, but I am also intrigued about other opportunities around online content and social media, meeting planning, instructing Talent Development classes, and career path planning.
I respect Constellation for valuing its employees and their well-being, and never losing sight of its vision and mission.