May 07, 2019

Employee Spotlight- Erica Weiss

TSG Reporting
TSG Reporting

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?

A number of coincidences came together to bring me to TSG in 2009. I had been a commercial real estate attorney for over a decade and was trying to survive the downturn in 2009. I lived – literally – next door to the building where TSG is located and would often run into Joe Gordon (who was both the head of TSG’s sales department and my college roommate’s husband) in the neighborhood. He asked me to join his team more than once and I repeatedly refused. I thought I wasn’t ready to give up practicing law and certainly not to do court reporting sales. But one day, over spinach dip at Houston’s, I asked him to tell me what a day in the life of a TSG salesperson looked like and the rest, as they say, is history. I blame the spinach dip.

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What is your favorite part about working at TSG Reporting?

I often tell people that, professionally speaking, I found my home here and it is because of the people I work with every day. After more than ten years at five law firms, I’m now approaching my tenth anniversary at TSG and can hardly believe I’ve (almost) spent most of my career as a non-lawyer. TSGers are a fun and quirky breed and although we work hard, we laugh quite a bit as well. Over the years, my colleagues have become family and I am fortunate to spend most of my waking hours with this smart, dedicated and hard-working bunch.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

At various times, a doctor, a history professor, a film editor and ultimately, a lawyer. I don’t recall ever dreaming of being involved in court reporting but here I (happily) am. If I still had the chance to dream of a future career, it would be rock star – absence of any necessary talent notwithstanding.

How do you balance your career and personal life?

As a mom of two toddlers, this is always a struggle. I think balance comes on a daily and sometimes even an hourly basis. I’m fortunate to work at a company and with a team that allows me the flexibility to take the moments I need to remain calm, focused and productive. There is a bit of chaos every day but I know that each morning I get to wake up, start again and do better than I did the day before. I also drink a lot of coffee.

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Hidden talents that you can share?

My talents are probably better described as quirks – I can wiggle my ears, raise one eyebrow and write backwards (like da Vinci). My kids also think I make the best pancakes so there’s that.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be and why?

Teleportation. There is too much of the world I want to see but I hate being stuck on a plane, train or automobile for hours. It would also mean I could spend much more time at the beach which is my very favorite place and keeps me sane.

Favorite Sports Team?

Go Badgers!

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