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5 minutes with Eric Ranta, VP of Alliances

Want to know what makes the Limeade leadership team tick? Check out the second post in our Q&A series with an interview with Limeade VP of Alliance — Eric Ranta.

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What does well-being mean to you?

In my mind, well-being is a general feeling that can be measured by very specific activities and behaviors. In my own life, it means diversity in my personal, work and family activities where I positively contribute to others and appreciate the benefit of those same activities and interactions. It’s a blend of physical, emotional and mental energy that gives me confidence.

What business problem are you most excited about solving?

I’m most excited about helping Limeade customers derive even greater benefits from our solution through the efforts of select business partners. I’m really focused on making Limeade a great partnering organization that can drive benefits for our customers, business partners and our LimeMates.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever gotten?

I have been blessed to work for and with many inspiring leaders who have given me a lot of great advice. The best career advice I ever received and try to apply in my own work is: think about your legacy and what you will leave behind. This introspection inspires you to take a long term view, think beyond simple tactical activities and focus on the big picture. This view often adds a new dimension to your existing thought patterns and almost always results in a better approach and solution.

Where’s your happy place?

My happy place is on a ski slope with my family. Nothing quite compares to the exhilaration you feel personally and seeing those closest to me navigate a challenging run. Also, when someone stumbles or falls you quickly realize you aren’t alone and everyone rushes to help.

What’s the last thing you checked off your bucket list? (And what’s next?)  

I started running last year when we got a new dog from a local rescue and I noticed he had a lot of pent-up energy. As a result, I ran with Scooter 12-15 miles a week — and even ran two races last year. My next bucket list item will be going to Korea in February to see the 2018 Winter Olympics!