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Eliece Colbert

P.O. Box 504 Bothell, WA 98041-0504

email: eliece.g@gmail.com

Professional Skills

  • Public speaking ability through coaching and practical

  • Elected to many leadership roles

  • Demonstrated ability to focus on customer service

Employment History

Manager – Keasey Properties – October 2008 – March

  • Introduced a Property Management
    Database software, streamlining record input process for seven

  • Maintained a detailed account of
    day-to-day activities and compiled reporting weekly and monthly

  • Presented a timely, in depth
    analysis of the financial status of the business to Owners and key

Library Intern – University of Washington, Bothell - September
2006 - September 2008

  • Taught research methodology to 300+ students for final
    project development

  • Created a tutorial for SimplyMap, a demographic
    database, resulting in improved usability for the Business Program

  • Redesigned Business Research Web guide utilized by the
    business school resulting in more in-depth analyses

  • Presented class guide resources as a peer tutor during
    Business Librarian’s presentations

  • Co-presented with Business Librarian at professional
    conference on collaboration with students & faculty

Student Body President – University of
Washington, Bothell – July 2007- June 2008

  • Planned events for 500+ students resulting in increased
    student involvement

  • Digitized ASUWB documents for past 10+ years allowing
    easy access and transparency to operations

  • Re-established student body senate; mentored 16 student

  • Created agendas and officiated meetings

  • Established an ongoing Student Leadership Grant –
    funding 10+ qualified students per academic year

Shift Supervisor – Starbucks – August
2002 – September 2006

  • Participated as a beta site tester of new retail store
    designs at Corporate Headquarters developing usability and
    implementation strategies

  • Consistently set and met high sales goals for a team of
    five baristas

  • Handled daily cash flow of $5000, maintaining a clear
    record of transactions

  • Balanced registers and performed daily deposits

  • Interviewed and trained employees - 3 baristas promoted
    to shift supervisor – 2 promoted to management

  • Improved ability to listen to and respond to customer

Call Center Associate – Eddie Bauer –
June 1999 – October 2000

  • Trained in a three month intensive course on customer
    care receiving a perfect score

  • Communicated with a team of supervisors on a daily

  • Maintained sales expectations and timeliness of
    customer transactions

  • Listened to customer needs resulting in high level of
    satisfaction for each encounter


B.A. in Business Administration, Finance and
Management – University of Washington, Bothell – June

Awards and Recognition

  • Elected to serve as ASUWB President

  • Received Chancellor’s award for Excellence in

  • Invited to speak at Commencement

  • Received second place in a 12 team business plan
    competition as the Project Manager

  • Invited by the University of Washington to attend
    several information literacy conferences


America came in 6th!

Gold - Norway
Silver - Sweden
Bronze - France
1st-Nov-2008 11:41 pm - Writer's Block: Short Days
As the Northern Hemisphere spins toward the shortest day of the year, it's getting dark earlier and earlier.... My comforts to fall back on when the days are short and the nights are long are alcohol, sex, games, and good books.
16th-Oct-2008 03:00 pm - Happy Week:
I'm having the easiest week of my life. I have gone bike riding every time the sun has come out, I have watched lots of t.v. and played lots of games and made some pizza and some cake and stuff.. I have spent a lot of time with Jim and I have spent some time studying for the LSAT in December.. So productive and happy and relaxed all at the same time. And I finished all divorce paperwork and sent it in this week. I am officially divorced and not single! So excellent.

I want: for nothing
15th-Sep-2008 08:53 pm - Danger?
So many things are happening today.

My Step-Mom is actively pursuing leaving my Dad. I don't blame her but he is going to fall apart and I really need to actively pursue moving out in that case.

My ex is emailing me about meeting up with him before our divorce paperwork is final "to see if we are still friends"

I hate this idea.. because even thinking about the whole situation is so painful still and also because he usually turns things like this into power plays and because just even hearing his voice puts me into survival fight or flight mode.. on the other hand, could this be the way to get closure? by facing him off a bit and ... sort of like turning on the light if you're afraid of the dark to reassure yourself that it really isn't that scary... i don't know

I was so crabby all day and now I realize --- it's P.M.S. .. yeah, I really didn't know, so it's weird that it is a proven psychosomatic "western" thing.... because I really didn't know

My life feels tenuous right now. I want to cry, freak out, let go, breathe more. I want to curl up in a ball and lose my mind for five minutes.

I'm all about self-control and determination right now though.. I can breathe when I have a job and a place to live.

Thank goodness for James.. what would I do without videogames and pizza and rootbeer floats and amazing kisses?
4th-Sep-2008 09:32 pm - Who? Me? Yeah, I kick ass.
It's time to dream. What do I want?

Material things:

A Tesla Roadster
Mindstorms -- check, Dad bought it, just came in the mail
XBOX -- check, Dad is bidding on one currently
....Did I mention my Dad rules? A very passionate, out of control, hilarious Man.
A comfortable house with a BIG kitchen and war room
Nintendo DS
To make loans on Kiva.org
Danskos - black shiny ones
Two chocolate labs or weimaraners or golden retriever... just two dogs, k?
My own business -- kind of have this, but want more
Cashmere sweater -- blood red

Not Material:

Time management
Planning and Budgeting
Perfect hair
lots and lots of love
good conversations.. more of them, i'm greedy about this
Perfect saturday afternoons
for my boyfriend Jim's cat, Justy, to be not wary of me
a perfectly organized and comfortable bedroom
to name my favorite inanimate objects with impunity and without scorn
inspiration for my new sketchbook, it's been awhile and I'm rusty and I remember being "good" because I had inspiration and friendly competition

What I already have, a sweet little inventory of the things that already comprise my joyful existence:

Beautiful Katamari
A Kick-Ass Boyfriend
Green 4X4
Green accessories and clothing
Perfume that I revel in smelling every morning
Amazing Parents -- 4 of them!
Amazing Siblings -- mostly Joel and Tom are the best brothers EVER
Laptop, specially rigged with love by my Dad: with duct tape and a soldering iron
Eleven highly important DVDs
an iPod
six of the most amazing, inspiring handbags with some coordinating wallets and change purses and keychains that are also quite exceptional
shiny shiny shiny toys
a pen and card case from Seoul
a gecko from Hawaii
a bookmark and keychain from The Supreme Court
a katana
pottery from Erin
a gargoyle
Lots of very pretty towels so that my hair even looks pretty when you can't see it
AWESOME running shoes, and the shoes they replaced (I can't bear to part)
notes from every important class and seminar and trip I have ever taken
---i should really type those up
OBAMA '08 poster
a passport card and traveling implements -- if I plan, eventually the day will come when I leave this country for a sojourn to the rest of the world
Ganesh in several forms
water bottles -- highly important
Chanel, Dior, Shu Umera, Shisiedo, wtf ever I have some amazing makeup; because my face is a fun place to paint?
a motion detecting robotic ladybug from my Step-Dad :)
Jasmin perfume from India -- TY Charlene
A rather well-rounded wardrobe and book collection -- Thank you, Mom!
A Bachelor's Degree -- THANK YOU!!!!!

I'm in list mode.
That is all, I met some CEOs today, CEOs are a rare breed.
1st-Sep-2008 03:56 am - perfect horoscope:
Capricorn Horoscope for week of August 28, 2008

Verticle Oracle card Capricorn (December 22-January 19)

Below is an excerpt from a Charles Baudelaire poem, as translated by Louis Simpson. "Ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is singing, everything that is speaking . . . ask what time it is, and wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you: 'It is time to be drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be continually drunk! On wine, on poetry or on virtue as you wish.'" It is a perfect time in your astrological cycle to draw inspiration from that counsel, Capricorn. In addition to wine, poetry, and virtue, consider trying anything else that might work to achieve the desired exaltation, like meditation, dancing, sex, dream work, or a vision quest.

Everything is fascinating tonight.
I went to see Pineapple Express earlier, I was going to see StepBrothers but decided I had only when I was perusing the schedule landed on that title and it was partially due to the theatre.. but Pineapple Express: I've been wanting to see that for a long time.

It was funny and good and I loved it. So officially, I've seen two movies today.
I am having an impromptu vacation thanks to Jim.. I'm soaking up his attention.

I have been home drinking rum and reading and snuggling two cats and oh wow it's glorious

unfortunately, I've also had the urge to drunk dial a few people but fortunately they are all sleeping like normal human beings, hopefully the late call won't be off-putting

I love games. That is all.

Your favorite lush,
22nd-Aug-2008 02:06 am - Tesla Roadster
had to add this... really shouldn't have a blog maybe

22nd-Aug-2008 12:21 am - can't resist Kermit

found this on the previously mentioned foodsongs site
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