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Continuum Employee Spotlight: Aaron Kadavy

Continuum Employee Spotlight: Aaron Kadavy

Periodically, we like to highlight the talented team members of Continuum EAP. Meet Aaron Kadavy, EAP Professional. Aaron provides support to employees and organizations through counseling services, account management and trainings. Take a moment to get to know Aaron in our latest employee spotlight.

 

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

I grew up on a farm, so I was always helping out with that for as long as I can remember.

 

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU LEARNED FROM YOUR WORK ON THE FARM THAT YOU APPLY TO YOUR WORK TODAY?

One of the things I learned is that there is a season for everything, some you want to go faster and some you want to slow down. Nature and people need a lot of patience, some hard work, and people to make the journey with you. Along with that, there is always something new to learn. I think those principles apply in just about everything I do.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART ABOUT WORKING AT CONTINUUM EAP?

I love providing counseling services and helping people through whatever life and work issues may be coming up. Work is an important part of a person’s life, and I enjoy helping them enjoy work. It is fun to meet and learn with so many different people. No two days are ever the same!

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING OUTSIDE OF WORK?

I’m very active in my church, which is something that I enjoy and is very meaningful for me. I love being outside and finding projects to do: gardening, biking, camping, boating, you name it and I have probably tried, failed and tried it again! I also enjoy smoking meats and cheeses, which is something my family does not complain about.

 

WHAT IS ONE THING ABOUT YOURSELF PEOPLE MAY BE SURPRISED TO LEARN?

I know a lot about sports. Some would say an embarrassing amount. I rarely miss a sports question on Jeopardy! or during trivia. (And I watch Jeopardy! and love trivia nights.)

 

NAME THREE THINGS YOU COULDN'T LIVE WITHOUT:

  • My friends and family
  • Meat (hello smoked brisket!)
  • My wife (maybe the same as family, but she gets her own slot.)

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK OR MOVIE?

I read Tolkien with regularity, including some of his lesser-known writing and letters. However, my favorite book is Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis. It’s a mythological novel that retells the story of Cupid and Psyche.

 

DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO OR QUOTE THAT YOU LIKE TO LIVE BY?

It is hanging in my office! J.R.R. Tolkien writes:

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost.

The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be King."

To me this quote perfectly describes the depth of human experience and it means something different to me in each season. During COVID-19 it has said, “Deep roots are not reached by the frost” meaning in hard times, something unseen is growing and deeper rootedness keeps us sustained in those hard times. I also love that this particular quote acknowledges hope in all circumstances and that things will be made right in the end.

 

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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