Triple C - The A&E Group

 A Multi-Discipline A&E Company
Michele Potter
Director, Business Development
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Michele Potter majored in nutrition and elementary education. She admits that her diet and her children show little carryover from those college classes. However, one tip she did retain from her nutrition instructor served well in her childrearing toolbox (an unlikely crossover). As Michele tells the story, her nutrition professor walked briskly into class one day, plopped her books on the desk with a thud, and posed the following scenario to her brilliant protégés:

“If a client came in for nutritional counseling and said, ‘I had a donut for breakfast this morning,’ what would you say?” Condescending giggles, smugly disapproving murmurings, and science-based ridiculing ensued from each one of us as we waited for the professor to begin spoon-feeding us the important material that would be on the next exam. For several minutes, the instructor
allowed us to factually debunk any reasonableness whatsoever on the client’s part for eating a donut for breakfast. Then the professor succinctly demonstrated that we had been educated beyond our level of intelligence (or worse yet, beyond any form of compassionate caring): “But wonder if the client formerly had always had a cigarette for breakfast?”

Michele acknowledges that she has never had occasion to grab a cigarette from a person’s mouth and to stuff it, instead, with a donut, but she admits that she has had countless occasions to ask herself, “So, what’s in your mouth, Michele? And, oh, by the way, stuff your own mouth, Michele, with silence because you have something to learn from EVERYONE!”  

P.S. Having shared a nutrition-related principle, Michele does have one life principle from her elementary education that she’d like to share. Her college instruction was based on the popular theory of that day that interaction between teacher and child was to be as one peer to another peer . . . that an adult should reason with a child as one’s peer. Michele would like to plop all her "vast" learning on the desk with a thud (amounting to the sound of a pin dropping) and sound the following alarm from her own experience: “Don’t do it! Trust me, it doesn’t work!”

P.S. Defying instructions (as usual), Michele has chosen the photo of her three grandchildren instead of a professional headshot because it depicts how she feels at the end of each business day . . . tuckered out from a hard day of play.