Pamela Oberg

Cues and Views

Solutions management executive Pamela Oberg, in brief.

February 15, 2022
2 Minutes
Pamela Oberg

Current project: Working on finishing a short story for publication.  Writing crime fiction is a great stress reliever!  Recent recognition: Accepted to CHIEF, the only private membership network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.  Recent professional development: Appointed to the Board of Directors for Nerdy Girl Success (“Changing the Landscape of Leadership”).  Latest accomplishment: A colleague told me I was “such a bright light in her life” after providing some advice and support.  This might be the best thing ever.  Latest contribution to others: Coaching.  My day is complete if I have a chance to support, nurture or encourage others.  Last book read: The Infinite Game, by Simon Sinek.

What one word would your closest  friend use to describe you? Intentional.  Moral compass: Intuition.  It’s never wrong.  What is your guilty pleasure? TikTok.  What natural talent have you neglected? Writing for pleasure. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teachers.  They build the foundational skills for all other professional roles.  What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? The ocean, preferably with a beach.

What movie have you repeatedly  watched? The Princess Bride.  Who has had the greatest influence on your life? My parents!  They emphasized education and travel.  What is the best advice you received growing up? See as much of the world as you can, and learn something everywhere you go.  What is the best advice you received  in your career? Only you can manage your reputation – take charge and care of it.  What company or organization do you most admire? Patagonia.  Authentic and true to their mission and vision.

What change would you like to see in  the world?

A global understanding that differences in race, culture, gender, etc., are what make life interesting and rich, and should be valued and celebrated.  

What widely held belief do you reject? Age and expertise go hand-in-hand.  What mega-trend most excites you? Digital currency.  What mega-trend most concerns you?  NFTs.

Who would you like to spend an  evening with, in heaven? My dad.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A marine biologist studying endangered marine mammals. What object would you first save from your burning home?  All my photos and scrapbooks. What advice would you give your younger self? Be bold!  Change jobs, vacation alone and be brave.

Personal motto: "The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing" (Albert Einstein).  Favorite quote: "Fight for the things you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you" (Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

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