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October Member Spotlight


Kelley Mautz on Goals, Self-Talk and Progress

Last Updated 11 Month(s) ago

What is your role with the Special Education, Rehabilitation and Counseling department?
 
I am entering my second year of the doctoral program in Counselor Education and Supervision.  I am also a GRA for the Rehabilitation Counseling faculty.
 
What do you enjoy most about your job?
 
The people I work with and the aspect of my work that allows me to make contributions in the lives of others. 
 
Describe a typical day for you at your job?
 
Typically, I am carrying out administrative duties related to the planning and management of the Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling program. Specific work responsibilities include research, data analysis, and direct student support.
 
What do you enjoy most about the Recreation and Wellness Center?
 
The fact that it is so well equipped, conveniently located on campus, and staffed with some of the nicest, most competent people I have known. 
 
How do you motivate yourself when working out?
 
I set a goal and commit to achieving at or above my mark.  On days that I am uninterested, I use self-talk to remind myself of my goal and the progress that will be lost if I waiver. 
 
What are three songs on your workout playlist?
 
My music is definitely a motivator. 

My top 3 are:
 
You Can Do It by Ice Cube
All I Do Is Win by DJ Khaled
Gotta Get Through This by Daniel Bedingfield
 
If I’m not at the Recreation and Wellness Center, you can find me…

... with my nose in a book or making up quality time with my family.
 
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
 
I don’t LOVE working out.  I do it because I know it is good for me.
 
How would your friends describe you?
 
They would say I LOVE working out.  They may also say I am supportive and encouraging because, if there is one thing I do love about working out, it is bringing a friend along.
 
If you could be any piece of equipment at the Recreation and Wellness Center, what would be and why?
 
Any piece because I have never worked out in a gym that showed such love and care for the equipment.  Plus, most pieces are blue and orange and display a big AU – my favorite combination.  War Eagle!!
 
With football season in full swing, do you have a favorite game day activity?
 
Running on campus and seeing all of the visitors.





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