Empowering Emerging Professionals with Cherise Lakeside


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Cherise Lakeside is a returning guest to the Young Architect Podcast. She was originally a guest back in the earliest days of the podcast. In today’s episode, Cherise talks about her work with young and emerging professionals and her public speaking engagement.  

Cherise explains why helping older workers learn how to better work with younger professionals is so important to her. She believes that she wouldn’t be where she is today if she’d not been empowered by older workers that she encountered, and she wants to pass that knowledge and experience along.   

Cherise also speaks about her work on the emerging professionals committee and the emerging professionals scholarship. She talks about attending conferences and what she feels that she learns from her experiences in conference settings. She also shares her thoughts about the Young Architect Conference.  

During today’s interview, Cherise also speaks about the importance of mentors, and how anyone could be a mentor, whether they’re younger or older, as long as they have knowledge that they’re willing to share with someone who needs it.  

What You’ll Hear on This Episode   

  • Cherise’s public speaking 
  • Why Cherise’s work with emerging professionals is important to her 
  • Cherise’s passion project 
  • New ways to network 
  • How the emerging professionals committee has grown 
  • The emerging professionals scholarship 
  • Cherise’s thoughts on the Young Architect Conference 
  • What Cherise learns at conferences 
  • What kinds of mentors you should look for 
  • Making connections online 
  • Getting out of your architect box 
  • Cherise’s new job 
  • How Cherise became a CSI fellow 
  • What Cherise is excited for in 2020 
  • Cherise’s advice for aspiring architects 
  • What Cherise knows now that she didn’t know then 
  • Cherise’s favorite resource 
  • Cherise’s best timesaving trick 
  • How listeners can connect with Cherise 

Top 3 Takeaways from This Episode 

  1. Everyone needs mentors, and anyone can be a mentor. 
  2. Get out of your box and learn about different disciplines. 
  3. Don’t let fear stop you from doing what you want to do.  

Cherise Lakeside’s Advice for Aspiring Architects 

“Never let fear stand in your way. Lack of confidence is a thing I encounter over and over again with young professionals.” 

Favorite Quotes 

“I know that it’s OK to just do me, and be passionate about my work, and it’s OK if everybody doesn’t like me.” –Cherise Lakeside on what she knows today that she didn’t know back then 

“Probably my favorite one right now – and it’s not new, but it’s something that I’m using more now than I ever have in my career – is like Skype meetings.” –Cherise Lakeside on the resource she can’t live without 

“Probably making lists. I live by lists.” –Cherise Lakeside on her best timesaving trick  

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