Esha RockEsha Rock has been with The Barnett Group for four years, first starting as a college intern while studying at Mississippi State and today serving as co-director of client services. She focuses her work on collaborating and communicating with clients, planning analysis and integrating technology services for human resources professionals. Learn more about her in this month’s employee spotlight.

At the workplace:

What’s been your biggest achievement or most rewarding experience while working at The Barnett Group?
I consult our clients on a number of complicated issues, from technology and software solutions to COBRA. The most rewarding feeling is helping a client resolve an issue and receiving an email from them saying, “You are awesome!”, “You are the best!” or “I truly appreciate your efforts!”

What advice would you give to a young professional entering your field?
Insurance is a way of preparing for the “what ifs” in life. It’s like needing a Band-Aid for a cut. You never know when you’ll need it, but it’s better to have that Band-Aid just in case.

From 5-9:

What’s the best advice someone has ever given you?
“What you say matters less than what people hear and understand.” I always try to focus on helping clients understand something rather than just telling it to them.

Who’s your favorite sports team?
I graduated from Mississippi State, so I love my Bulldogs! When it comes to NFL, I’m a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. And you can’t live in Memphis without rooting for the Grizzlies!

How do you unwind after a high-powered day at the office?
I have two children… I mean dogs! After work, I love to take them on a walk around the neighborhood and take in the scenery. We also walk in the morning. It’s a great way to start AND end my day!

What’s your favorite late-night snack?
I’m a food junkie so there’s no such thing as a late-night snack. I mean, that’s why there’s a light in the fridge, right? It’s another completely normal time to be hungry! I love sweets, chocolate, donuts, ice cream, I could go on. I’m always craving those after dinner.


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