We all know that person who is seemingly superhuman. They can do it all and always have energy to spare. Flor Beltran is one of those people. As a Senior Executive Assistant to the president of Emerson’s Branson, she juggles multiple priorities while making time to do the things she loves.
Here are 12 questions and answers with Flor.
How long have you worked at Emerson?
I’ve been at Emerson for three years.
Where did you grow up and where are you based now?
I grew up in a town named Culiacan, Mexico. It’s in the northern part of Mexico. Where am I located right now? I’m in Brookfield, Connecticut.
What brought you to the company?
Here’s a short version of the story. I started working as an assistant for the Vice President of Operations on a temporary basis. I was covering maternity leave for someone. I really enjoyed the role and was fortunate when a similar permanent position came available. The company, people, tuition reimbursement, and benefits are all very appealing to me and Emerson is where I’ve chosen to remain.
What do you do at Emerson and what does a day in your life at work look like?
As the executive assistant to the president of Assembly Technologies, I manage the calendar, arrange all travel, and plan local events for the Branson facility in Brookfield, Connecticut. I also coordinate executive leadership’s travel arrangements and meeting agendas with our other business units. My other responsibilities include managing vendors and processing invoices, coordinating school tours to our facilities, and corporate housing management.
I am very involved in the Philanthropy Committee. I am the contact person for the nonprofit Emerson’s organizations. Budget management and allocating funds to local nonprofits are among these duties. Among other things, I help promote our employees’ donations to food banks and mentoring programs.
We also have an Employees Association that I am a member of along with several other employees. During employee-specific events, we divide responsibilities such as catering, entertainment, and promotional items.
What do you like most about your job and working at Emerson?
I enjoy interacting with people around the world. It is the people at the company who make the position enjoyable.
As a member of the Women’s Impact Network…What does your involvement look like within the chapter?
In 2021, the chapter began, and as a member of the community, I was approached by the chapter and asked to assist in the planning of events. The tasks are very similar to what I do in my daily work, so I agreed to support networking with the community and planning local events.
Can you tell me more about the Women’s Impact Network chapter you are part of?
The Branson Women’s Impact Network is very active each month. We usually have an event where we gather as a group locally or do a virtual event for those not local can join. Our yearly calendar is very elaborate, and we try to tie events to a specific theme each month. We are planning events related to nutrition, mental health, and breast cancer awareness, as well as other events that would benefit our chapter participants.
And now a few fun ones…
What do you like to do in your free time?
Photography is one of my favorite things. I also enjoy cooking and yoga in my spare time. I also love exercising and running when it’s nice outside.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
I have walked on fire. 12 years ago, I lived in San Diego and my employer at the time asked me if I wanted to participate in an event in Los Angeles. The event was with Tony Robbins. During the second day of the seminar, they discussed how the mind can command the body. I was partnered with another person to practice some mental exercises and then we walked on the hot coals. It was about 14 feet from start to finish.
I couldn’t believe it but I did it!
The desert island question – if you were stuck on a desert island without electricity and you could bring three things, what would they be?
My first question is how much can I bring? If I had an unlimited supply of these things, I would bring a huge bag of matches, a Swiss knife, and as much drinkable water as possible.
Where’s your favorite place in the world?
My hometown. I’ve visited many places, but Culiacan, Mexico is home.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The most significant piece of advice is from my mother. She said to me when I was younger, whatever you want to achieve, you can do it if you put your mind to it.
And that’s the truth. When you push yourself out of your comfort zone, you can succeed as far as you want.
To learn more about Flor visit her LinkedIn profile.