Name: Matthew Walsh
Hometown: Havertown, PA
Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Company: WSFS Bank
Length of time you have been with your company: 5 Years
Briefly describe your journey, noting both personal milestones and obstacles you may have faced along the way:
I started my banking career fresh out of High School as a part time teller in 2007. When I first started off I was quite shy and timid. Working in this industry has taught me to be more comfortable with myself. I have met people from many backgrounds, and have had the ability to help people in ways I never thought were possible. Each and everyday when working with people’s finances there are obstacles we face, but I love to uncover clever solutions to help them out.
How did you hear about LDC and why did you sign up to take part in it?
I was nominated for Leadership Delaware County by someone who previously attended at my company. She had nothing but great things to say about the program, and encouraged me to attend, learn, and step out of my comfort zone a little bit!
What inspires you? How does that inspiration play into your professional life?
My Customers and my Associates inspire me every day. I love hearing all about what my Customers do – how they started their corner store, their dog walking business, or auto shop. I work with some of the most talented and amazing Associates. Being a coach, and mentor to them, and having the ability to work alongside some of the best coaches and motivators in the industry inspires me every day.
Briefly, describe a transformative moment that helped to shift your approach to your career.
I had an amazing opportunity to lead a team of Associates through a system conversion. I met many new associates a long the way, overcame challenges, and identified strengths I never knew I had as a leader. These newfound strengths help me to continue to transform myself into the leader I want to be.
What leaders, thinkers or doers do you admire most? Why?
Andrew Carnegie for his philanthropic values and devotion to education lifelong learning, Richard Branson because of his leadership in business and his values in diversity and inclusion.
What has been the most valuable professional advice and/or lesson you’ve received.
The importance of keeping myself aligned with successful people.
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