Natalia Bishop (photo credit William Deshazer)
Owner and happiness chief, Level Up Louisville, Story Louisville, ChocolateBox Photography
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia
Family: Married to Steve Bishop; two children
Education: Associates degrees in general and commercial arts; bachelor’s degree in business administration and minor in marketing, University of Louisville
Community involvement: NuLu Review Overlay District Committee, Rising Tide Society; Kids Center for Pediatric Care; Harvey Browne Preschool
Morning person or night owl: Morning person
Introvert or extrovert: Extrovert
Biggest pet peeve: Dishonesty and people who try to take advantage of other’s kindness
TV show you binge watch: “ Game of Thrones,” “The OA”
When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?:Animator (haven’t given up on this yet!)
Why Louisville?: Empathetic, welcoming — the people here are just the best; robust, creative and innovative communities; low cost of living; work-life balance; the food
Tell us about your first job? My first job was a dishwasher at Applebee’s on Outer Loop when I was 17. I had just moved from Colombia to the U.S. with my family and didn’t speak much English, so it was back-of-the-house for me. I also simultaneously got a job working the graveyard shift at UPS as a package handler.
How can employers create a better workplace? Plain and simple: Treat others as you’d like to be treated. If an employer is genuinely invested in their employees’ well-being, that will foster loyalty and satisfaction and, as a result, boost morale and productivity
Describe your perfect work week. Working remotely from Kapalua beach in Hawaii! But seriously, a perfect work week for me includes meeting with new partners, developing and creating content for our marketing efforts and being able to take the office mobile and work remotely from home or anywhere in the city.
What do older generations misunderstand about millennials? I think people in the older generation tend to put all millennials under the category of “lazy” or “entitled,” but I don’t think that could be any further from the truth.