Washington Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) serves 4,000 students annually in becoming 21st-century business leaders and agents of change in their community. Today we highlight a member who recently served on the Northwest Region Student Board for Washington FBLA. Read below to learn more about her Pathway to her Passion.
Paisley is currently a sophomore in high school and has been a member of FBLA for almost two years now. When Paisley first found out about Washington FBLA she was overjoyed by the fact that that being a member would closely correlate to gaining new opportunities related to leadership within the business world. When she first joined she quickly realized that FBLA had a lot of competitive events for members to participate in and she wasn't quite sure which would be best for her. Nonetheless, she soon was able to find the competitive events that she was passionate about, one of which being Parliamentary Procedure, it was a perfect fit for her.
Parliamentary Procedure is a set of rules that defines how a particular situation is to be handled, or a particular outcome achieved, in a legislature or deliberative body. It is closely in alignment with legal proceedings and government operations. Because of Paisley work on her competitive event of Parliamentary Procedure, she has become interested in pursuing a career in legal advisory or criminal justice once she graduates high school.
During Paisley's time as a member, her competency as a leader has greatly improved. She has enhanced her confidence, efficiency, and overall business approach. As Paisley reflects on her experience she expressed that "recognizing the growth of positive traits within yourself is a truly incredible feeling and I acclaim FBLA for guiding me to experience this."
As a member of Washington FBLA, Paisley has gained new insights, guidance, and many new friendships across America. Her best memory of being a member is her time at National Leadership Conference 2015 (NLC) in Chicago, Illinois. The four-day experience inspired her to significantly expand her involvement and become a 2015 Regional Student Board member for the Northwest Region in Washington State.