Becky’s Blog

A Summer of Shows

ISTS is hitting the road this summer, traveling across the country to exhibit at some of the hottest tradeshows and conferences in the industry. If you are attending one of these shows or happen to be in the area, be sure to stop by the show and visit our booth. We...

Sharing our Knowledge – Business

Local students have a valuable resource when it comes to learning the ins and outs of business and management - ISTS' very own Vice President of Operations, Janet Walls. Walls holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Education, both from Belmont...

Guiding a Hero

More than 30,000 people braved the cold, pounding rain this past weekend to participate in the 14th Annual St. Jude Country Music Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, an iconic course which begins at Centennial Park and weaves its way past some of Nashville's most...

Running Toward The Smoke

I, like many, was horrified by the senseless violence at the Boston marathon last week. I knew seven people running it – they all returned home without any physical injuries and told amazing stories of generosity and kindness from strangers.  I’ve been at the finish...

Sharing Our Knowledge – Technology

ISTS team members have a wealth of experience and knowledge - and we love to get out into the community to share it! The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) recently invited ISTS Vice President of Technology, Bob Miller, to speak at their...

The Road to Financial Happiness

ISTS employees are well on their way to reducing money worries and achieving financial happiness, thanks to  radio host, best-selling financial author and motivational speaker Dave Ramsey (@DaveRamsey). Nearly half of ISTS' staff recently completed Dave's Core...

Working Remotely (and Other Things That Drive Control Freaks Nuts!)

I may have already irritated some readers - aka the control freaks in and among us all - with the title of this blog posting. Sorry, but the truth can hurt. When I first heard that Marissa Mayer, the dynamic leader of Yahoo, let the hatchet drop on remote workers, I...

Me and My Shadow

I try to spend time everyday listening to a Ted talk, watching a Webinar or reading part of a business book. I find that by hearing or reading about how others have made mistakes and learned from them - or been exceedingly smart, lucky or stupid - I am more...

Fashion Statements & What To Do

I mentor some young men who are at high risk of ending up dead or in prison. They all have similar life experiences that include little to no parental involvement, dangerous neighborhoods and regular exposure to many bad influences. My hope is that by exposing them to...

“Give” It Up For 2012

Giving Back is an essential component of the corporate culture at ISTS.  To end the year, ISTS team members came together to “give back” to our hometown community through local initiatives while spreading a little holiday cheer. A group of employees spent two workdays...

Strangers, Strangeness and Addiction

I practice yoga three times per week. When I told a close friend I had been doing this, she sort of cocked her head at me as if to say, “you gettin’ strange on me?” I explained that I found the classes exhilarating and that the impact on my runs had been tremendously...

Illumination Can Happen, Even In The Dark

I run with Achilles International on Wednesday nights. Achilles is a group that pairs able-bodied athletes with blind or physically-challenged athletes. I ran my first race as a guide just before Thanksgiving this year and the high lasted for days; in fact, I think...