September 16, 2021

Employee Spotlight - Lisa Braverman

TSG Reporting prides itself on the dedication and talent of those that make up our team. Each individual that encompasses TSG Reporting adds value and represents the company with dignity and professionalism. They will always go above and beyond for their clients.

We are dedicated to making our clients’ lives easier, anticipating their needs, and solving problems with unrivaled responsiveness.

We invite you to follow us as we turn the spotlight onto the different individuals who make us who we are. You will get to learn their unique talents, interests and what continues to drive, inspire and motivate them to bring their best to TSG and those we serve.

What brought you to TSG?

I guess you could say that it was LinkedIn that brought me to TSG, and for that I’d like to thank them (it?) I joined TSG in May of this year after nearly a year-and-a half of self-selected unemployment. Forever grateful for the opportunity to focus on friends and family during the beginning of the pandemic without the distractions of a formal job, it was time to re-enter the working world.

What I like to call my pandemic break helped me formulate a pretty clear vision of the type of work I wanted to do next, and for whom. I briefly considered venturing into a different field, but decided I wanted to remain in the legal sector, which has been home my entire professional career, having worked as a practicing employment law attorney in both the law firm and corporate setting and also on the vendor and operations side in account and practice management. The LinkedIn post I came across in April 2020 said that TSG Reporting was searching for candidates to join their Sales team in Seattle. Intrigued by the chance to explore whether the court reporting space could be what I was looking for, I applied for the job. It was and still is, so here I am.

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What is your favorite part about working at TSG Reporting?

Early on in the interview process I confirmed for myself what everyone I talked to said about TSG: the people are fantastic. In my rather short time here this fact is confirmed on a daily basis. I am not only impressed by how helpful and kind my colleagues are to the newbie out in Seattle, but to their dedication to our clients and the services we provide. So my favorite part about working for TSG is the people I get to partner with to help clients in this focused area of the legal sector that has always been my career home.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a lawyer. Since I’ve been there/done that, as they say, I will re-frame this question slightly to be….

What is your dream job?

I love to watch movies. I also don’t like cooking and love to eat out at the many great restaurants we have in the Seattle area. Combining these two passions, my dream job is a movie/restaurant critic, where I’d pair the perfect movie with the perfect dinner spot, and review both. Since I am too busy watching movies (at home, for now) and eating out (focusing for now, still, on venues with outside seating) I have yet to write a single blog post.

How do you balance your career and personal life?

I have always been accused of being a workaholic. Starting fresh with TSG, I am making a concerted effort to have more separation between my work day and my family time. It’s not always easy, working from home, but one commitment I made that I have met most work evenings is to take my 5-year old Labradoodle, Frederick, on a walk in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle where I live. One of our favorite walks, Frederick and I, is to Sunset Hill Park which overlooks Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. A very serene view, and a bit of exercise, is a great way to wind down from a busy day and get energized for the next.

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What was the last book you read?

I recently finished City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert. A great read, and highly recommended. It is set in the New York City theater world of the 1940s and reminded me of watching a light comical romance/musical set in the same timeframe (one of my favorite genres of film).

If you could pick a super power what would it be and why?

I have a recurring dream where if I run fast enough, I can take off and fly. I guess I never run fast enough in the dream because it never works. So, I’d like the power of flight so I can see what it’s like.