Author: [AUTHOR] Published on 9/30/2021 10:01:00 AM
Belén Pérez Solans, PhD, Postdoc, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California
What Is the Most Important Leadership Lesson You Have Learned the Hard Way?
The most important leadership lesson that I have learned is that if you want to succeed, you have to foster teamwork by taking care of people and encourage growth in others in order to be able to grow yourself.
Who Has Inspired You in Your Career?
Of course, the people that have inspired me the most are my mentors, for whom I am very grateful. Also, I have had the chance to work with very inspiring young women that I have seen grow scientifically while also maintaining and achieving the greatest goals in their personal life. That perfect equilibrium between determination and temperance that they show inspires me.
When You Aren’t Working, How Do You Spend Your Free Time?
When I am not working, I like to spend my free time outdoors, surrounded by friends and family. I am also into practicing yoga, and I enjoy painting a lot. I try to stay away from the computer screen as much as I can in my free time!
How Do You Keep Focused and Motivated?
This is indeed a hard question! We all have moments when we do not feel motivated at all. Thinking about the impact that our work has, about how people can benefit from our projects and goals, helps me overcome these moments of doubt and stay focused.
Dr. Pérez Solans has been a member of ASCPT since 2020.