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Employee Spotlight: Rachael Cooney

Employee Spotlight: Rachael Cooney

Periodically, we like to step back and spotlight members of the Continuum EAP team. Meet Rachael Cooney, Scheduling Coordinator. Rachael recently joined Continuum and plays a critical role in Continuum’s day-to-day operations by assisting clients accessing services and tackling a number of other key tasks that help keep Continuum running smoothly. Let’s take a moment to get to know Rachael though our employee Q&A.

What is your favorite part about working at Continuum?
That every day is different and all the different tasks I have begun to take part in.

How do you utilize your skills and strengths in your current position?
I have strong multi-tasking skills, which I use to keep all the plates spinning. I can have multiple things going and not feel like I am going to crash and burn with any of them.

How would you describe your day-to-day at Continuum?
My day-to-day is never the same. Some days I’m on our social media liking, commenting, etc. Other days, I feel like I am never far from the phone. No two days are the same.

Who is your role model and why?
I like to imagine that I am my own role model — that my future self inspires me to be better.

That being said, if I were to have a spirit animal it would be Stevie Nicks, hands down.

How do you engage in self-care outside of work?
I spend a lot of time at the gym doing weight training, cardio, etc. I am also a very social person. I like to get out and do things and be spontaneous, but I also like to stay home and read and watch Paw Patrol with my toddler.

If you were to do something else as a career, what would you do?
If I were like 10 years younger and had to answer this question, I would assume I’d want to be some sort of social media influencer. That being said, because I am ten years older and realistic, I would have to say I would do something more along the lines of broadcasting, like hosting a morning show or something.

Do you have a quote or motto you like to live by?
I don’t know if I live my life by it, but this really speaks to me as a person:

“Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it.” – R.H. Sin

Do you have any hidden talents you’d like to share?
I’m not sure what hidden talents I have. Physically, I can cross one eye and not both, and I have a double jointed right shoulder from falling out of a moving car as a child. So there are those.

Describe a fear you’ve overcome?
It is not anything amazing or life changing, but I never would go into a restaurant over lunch and eat by myself. It just seemed strange to me. Especially since at my previous job I always had people around who would want to go to lunch together. But I definitely have gotten over the notion in my mind that I need to be with a crowd to dine in.

What’s your favorite movie line?
This is a tough one for me, because most of mine are context related. Also, who has just one favorite line from a movie or show? So here are two. (Yes, you need both.)

“Pitter patter, let’s get at ‘er!” – Letterkenny

“I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott, The Office.

Our Customers Say it Best

  • Hexagon Lincoln
    Hexagon Lincoln

    “Hexagon views Continuum EAP as a key business partner and a valued resource for our employee populace. Continuum provides high-quality — and confidential — educational and counseling services for “Team Hexagon.” The professional staff is always available and willing to help at a moment’s notice.”
    - Matt Becker, Human Resources Manager, Hexagon Lincoln

  • NebraskaLand National Bank
    NebraskaLand National Bank

    “Continuum has been such a great benefit for NebraskaLand National Bank. Once a month we offer employees a “Lunch ‘N Learn” where we feature a Continuum HelpNet webinar and provide lunch. We have received great feedback from employees and attendance continues to increase each month.”
    - Stacey Dawkins, Human Resources, NebraskaLand National Bank

  • Lincoln Electric System
    Lincoln Electric System

    “Continuum is a great resource for LES. They proactively provide workshops to address issues in today's work environment and customized on-site training. Their staff has been helpful and effective.”
    - Julie Panko Haberman, supervisor, Learning & Development, Lincoln Electric System

  • Duncan Aviation

    "We look to Continuum as a strategic partner, in helping our employees cope with stress at work and at home, which leads to improved work performance, decreased absenteeism, and greater workforce retention."
    - Leon Holloway, Team Member Services Manager, Duncan Aviation

  • Assurity Life Insurance
    Assurity Life Insurance

    "Continuum is part of Assurity's high performance culture. Trust has been created for associates who use their services for personal life issues but also for work issues whether they refer themselves or a supervisor refers them. Continuum's expertise demonstrated by all staff aligns to our mission and values and helps associates understand there are resources available for them and their families. The value the Assurity Team receives from Continuum is a measure of performance and risk management. I have worked with them for over 20 years and would choose them over the other two employee assistance programs that I have worked with."
    - Jan Zoucha, Assurity Life Insurance

  • NE State College System
    NE State College System

    "The Nebraska State College System has been very pleased with the services we've received from Continuum. Continuum's experience and expertise have served our employees and College administrators very well. Continuum is extremely responsive and skilled at coaching, consulting, and providing a variety of employee assistance services. In addition, our employee feedback from training sessions has been very positive."
    - Kristen Petersen, General Counsel & Vice Chancellor, NE State College System

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