Tre Tate, a member of Mister Migs' Iron and Wood team since October 2013, gave an inspiring speech at the July 15 party held to announce the launch of Ultimate Access and celebrate WOW In-Sync's 15th anniversary. "I wanted to be a successful team member (but) I knew it wouldn't be easy and that I would have to work through a lot of things," he told the packed room. "I was able to benefit from my experience with Mister Migs by learning to have the right frame of mind and keeping a positive outlook on life."
At the beginning, the group were "total strangers and developed into a family," Tre said. They learned how to get along and to work "to the best of our ability no matter what the task." He also realized that when out in public, they all had a responsibility to behave as role models "because younger people look up to us."
So how has Tre changed? "I am a more positive person and team member, and I have learned how to help people. I also learned how to take initiative and seek out additional duties once my task is complete." Tre has gained confidence with himself and his abilities, saying he can now identify his strengths "and enjoy life better." He noted that his previous self would never have had the courage to speak in front of a room full of people.
"Tre has always been the consummate professional and a very ambitious young man," said WOW's Director of Operations Ivona Balicka, adding that he is now more "flexible and able to adopt to unfamiliar tasks and surroundings much faster."
Tre, who was given a Bronze Award at the event, plans to use his experience to guide his future. "I will take with me the confidence I gained as a member of the Iron and Wood team, and no matter what life throws at me, I will stay on top of my game," he said. "I now know what it takes to succeed not just in the workplace, but in life as well."
Story by Kevin C. Madigan Photo by Jaime Noble