LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – It’s another typical day for Michelle Kreinbrook. A day filled with meetings, sending kids off to school, and finally making it to her marketing job at IU Health Arnett.
“Our marketing department at IU Health Arnett manages all types of communication from internal to external communications, along with all of our media advertisements and campaigns too,” said Kreinbrook. “So, it’s a very busy day.”
Just because her busy day comes to an end, doesn’t mean Kreinbrook’s work does. Not only does she volunteer her marketing skills for area organizations, but she volunteers her time for March of Dimes and the Read to Succeed program.
The Read to Succeed program is a program she said is close to her heart.
“Being able to see what we’ve done, knowing where they started and where they ended up at the end of the year, I think that just warms your heart,” said Kreinbrook.
When Kreinbrook heard the news that she had been nominated for the YWCA’s Women of Distinction award, she was shocked.
She said she doesn’t volunteer for the recognition. Instead, it’s all about the people surrounding her.
“Surrounding yourself with powerful people I guess completes me in some aspects,” said Kreinbrook. “I like to help people, and maybe I have a slight problem with saying no.”
That problem of not saying no has earned her the award her co-workers said she deserves.
For Kreinbrook, she hopes the award will serve as a reminder, to not only her family but younger generations, that what you do can have a positive impact on others.
“Every impression they have is going to leave a stamp on their life and what they see,” said Kreinbrook. “So, hopefully they’re watching me work hard so some day, they’ll be able to do the same too.”