Sara Steele-Rogers is a marketing manager, occasional social media prof, connector, fitness enthusiast, explorer and of course Bostonian!
The best part and worst part about living in Boston?
One of the best parts about living in Boston is that I am constantly surrounded by interested, educated people who challenge me and make sure I learn something new every day. The worst? I mean, that’s probably a given… Boston winters!
One thing that you are most passionate about or something that drives you the most?
I’m truly passionate about community, technology, and the intersection of the two. Professionally, I’ve been incredibly fortunate that my work life at Yelp, boloco, and Eventbrite have aligned directly with this. Personally, I can’t tell you the number of friends I’ve met through community and tech. Yelp, Tumblr and Twitter have been integral online communities that have made a profound impact on my offline social life. There are certainly mixed feelings on the influence of technology on friendships and connections, but ultimately I’m truly grateful for technology.
What are some of the projects that you are currently working on?
I’m currently working on creating strategy and campaigns around customer retention and loyalty. It’s a completely new role for me at Eventbrite, which is exciting! I also do social media lectures for companies and corporations. Previously I taught social media at Suffolk and Simmons College.
What do you like to do when you’re off work?
Taking time for myself physically and mentally are important to my day-to-day life. That means, sweating once a day at one of my favorite fitness studios (Flywheel, Barry’s Bootcamp, and Exhale are my favorites!) I also break up my daily routine and explore – whether it be checking out a new cocktail bar, dumpling crawling through Chinatown, or heading to or taking a long walk around the Esplanade, maintaining my friendships and spending time with the people who matter most to me is a non-negotiable.
The best piece of advice you have received?
I’ve received so much great advice in my life, but one thing I come back to time and time again is, Don’t take anything too seriously! I also make sure to watch Brene Brown’s TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability, every few months. It’s a wonderful reminder that some of life’s greatest rewards can come from an often scary place.