LinkedInsights: John Paul Gervais
Building a thoughtful and actionable professional network on LinkedIn can seem daunting. Who should you connect with and why? And how do you build a connection with the person behind the profile?
In this month’s edition of COB #LinkedInSights, we sit down with John Paul Gervais, Internal Communications Strategist and Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Mayor's Office.
⭕ What do you like to be called?
⭕ What is your job title?
Internal Communications Strategist and Assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Mayor's Office
⭕ How long have you worked for the City?
⭕ What keeps you motivated at work?
Being reminded of the mission that we have. There are three big principles that really extend to all of the work that we do - do the big by getting the small things right, get City Hall into neighborhoods, and embrace possibility.
⭕ What is your favorite part about working for the city?
I am already seeing the changes that this administration is making and continuing to make. I love seeing the genuine impacts in my community. I must say also say, I work with amazing people!
⭕ WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS CAREER PATH?
I think we are in a real moment of opportunity and I think that we can make changes right now, that we weren’t able to make 5 years ago. I want to be a part of that change and effectively communicate with the amazing people that work here and enable that change. I specifically got interested in politics when I had family impacted by different policy changes. I started to get involved in ways that I could make positive change happen.
⭕ HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
Positive, honest, unintentionally serious.
⭕ do you have a piece of advice for others?
⭕ FUN FACT?
I play the accordion! I play a lot of instruments.
⭕ What are some things that you like to do outside of work?
I like to play music, run, hike, and above all, I love to eat good food!
⭕ Coffee order?
Hot coffee with oat milk year round. No iced coffee for me!
⭕ What has been your favorite project to work on?
I really love writing the Workforce Weekly newsletters! I also love supporting cabinet meetings and encouraging cross-departmental collaboration in every way that I can.