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A Day in the Life: Rachel Hernandez

by Tessa Vogel
March 7, 2022
Follow VP of Operations Rachel Hernandez’s Day, in and outside of the office.

Take a moment to search “Daily Habits of Successful People” in your internet browser. The results will display common themes of balance. Managing a trifecta of work, wellness, and self-improvement is no easy task for a professional and it’s easy to find excuses.

Vice President of Operations Rachel Hernandez defies all obstacles to make it happen each day.

Starting off the day with gratitude journaling.

4:37 am
Wake up, make coffee.  

4:45 am
Gratitude journal. I read this book, Atomic Habits by James Clear, and am finding a ton of success in building new habits by using the practices in it. I practice habit stacking, which means I get my journal done every morning by pairing it with my cup of coffee.

4:50 am
Rosetta Stone (Spanish) for 15 min. My husband is from Mexico and is a native Spanish speaker. I want to be confident in my communication to better function in my local community and in future travels.

5:05 am
Prepare for leading the Q1 book club discussions for the local chapter of Moms Run This Town. I’m on the Leadership Team and coordinate a quarterly book club discussion for our 1,500 members.

5:20 am
Listen to NPR news, pack gym bag.

5:40 am
Head to YMCA to swim.

6 am-7 am
Swim 1300 meters. I did a few 300m intervals, some drill work, and practiced that somersault move to turn around at the end of the pool. I’m terrible at it, but that’s why I’m practicing!

7-7:45 am
Get ready for work and head to my home office. I’ll hug and kiss my 1st and 3rd graders before they head to school.

7:45 am
I log onto my work computer and grab a second cup of coffee.

VP Rachel Hernandez In her Home Office.

8:15 am-4:30 pm
The workday is a blur. My schedule is booked solid with meetings. 
  • Start my day by delivering annual performance reviews.
  • Move into the creation and updating of a few business process management tools with my Directors.
  • Join a call with Talent Acquisition and Human Resources to discuss hiring trends and go-forward strategies. My awesome husband brings me lunch in my home office, so I didn’t get hangry being back-to-back in meetings.
  • Take a 10-minute break to post on LinkedIn and Facebook about Give BIG Green Bay and make my donations.
  • Host a patient-centric client strategy meeting.
  • It’s a sunny and warm (22 degrees) day – so I step away from work for a parent-teacher conference via phone while enjoying a walk around my block.
  • Met with my amazing administrator to finalize the slide deck for my 200-person virtual meeting tomorrow.
  • Jump on a quick call with a client.
  • Meet one to one with my reports throughout the day.
  • Work through a LinkedIn Learning course: Leveraging Neuroscience in the Workplace. I do 15 min in between meetings and then at 4:30 pm after daily meetings end.
  • Just kidding, another quick work conversation. I log off at 4:50 pm to start the next part of my day. The kids have been home for over an hour, I haven't seen them yet.

4:50 pm
Have the kids write thank you notes, get ready to head to the YMCA.

Back to the gym with the kids.

5:25 pm
Arrive at YMCA and get the kids to their classes. My husband gets in 3 miles on the treadmill, I run 4 miles in circles around the track.

6:45 pm 
We listen to the Encanto soundtrack on the way home and sing along. We know every word to those songs by this point.

7 pm
Dinner consists of simple penne pasta for the kids, and my husband made this delicious couscous dish for the two of us  (It’s couscous with a rice vinegar dressing, roasted carrots seasoned with sesame seeds,  then topped with feta fresh mint and parsley). I eat mostly whole and plant-based food (vegetarian), and my husband has joined me about 75% of the way with his eating too.

Rachel's delicious plant based dinner.

7:30 pm
The kids get their tablets, we clean up dinner.

7:45 pm
First downtime moment of the day. A while back, a co-worker told me about a show on Amazon Prime that I should watch. Three years later, there’s finally time. We watch the pilot episode of The Marvelous Ms. Maisel and enjoy a margarita each.

8:30 pm 
We tell the kids it’s bedtime. One has a meltdown that’s resolved 15 minutes later with cuddles. Then I fill out my end-of-day gratitude journal.

9:00 pm
Read with my daughter.

9:15 pm
We’re all out cold.

And with that, a day in the life of this corporate executive comes to a close. Salelytics is lucky to have such a motivated professional at the head of our operations! 

Rachel's Links
Tessa Vogel, Content Marketing Specialist
I've always thrived in the intersection of business and creativity. Through photography, writing, graphic design, and social media, I began my career supported by versatile leaders who helped me foster these skills. Now, as a Content Marketing Specialist for Salelytics, I continue to exercise both.

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