Shareholder Spotlight: Recent DLT Graduate, Carrol LeFevour
“Learning to trust myself.” That was Carrol LeFevour’s response when asked to pinpoint the most valuable lesson she took away from the 2015 Doyon Leadership Training (DLT). LeFevour graduated from the 10-month long program on October 9. During that time, LeFevour devoted two days a month to DLT – a commitment that was not taken lightly. Applicants to the program must be prepared to attend every class without exception.
LeFevour described her experience at DLT to be life changing – and it was. Like most of us, LeFevour had goals in mind for her life, but she considered most to be a result of “just me dreaming big.” Her goals for the most part were pretty standard: get a promotion at her job and buy a big house. Another goal she had was to get involved with Angel Faces, an organization devoted to providing healing retreats and ongoing support to help adolescent girls and young women with burn/trauma injuries achieve their optimum potential and develop meaningful relationships for themselves, their families and their communities. She also dreamed of one day having her own clothing boutique.
“So much happened in just 10 months,” LeFevour said. LeFevour’s promotion happened in July of this year, when she was promoted from financial analyst to senior financial analyst at Doyon, Limited. She began working for Doyon in 2012 as a finance intern. Prior to coming to Doyon, she worked at the Yukon Koyukuk School District in their business office.
LeFevour’s family will also soon begin the task of moving, as she closed on her new house just a few days ago. As for Angel Faces, LeFevour made that dream come true as well. Learn more about this organization at www.angelfaces.com. And LeFevour’s clothing boutique, Nieva, which asks customers “Why not live in beauty everyday?”, is in the development stages. She plans to launch the online store in December of this year, and her end goal is to open a storefront right here in Fairbanks.
“It’s remarkable what you can achieve when you first trust yourself,” LeFevour said. She credits DLT for showing her how to have that confidence in herself, to believe that she was capable and that if anything, she should be dreaming bigger then she already is.
LeFevour still stays in touch with all of her fellow graduates. She describes their relationship as one based on an unexpected strong bond, built on absolute confidence and trust in each other. “Lifelong friendships” is just another outcome of DLT, LeFevour said.
LeFevour offered up this piece of advice for shareholders considering the 2016 DLT class: “If you are on the fence about applying, just do it! Make this immeasurable investment in yourself, you will not regret it. DLT literally changed my life.”
Doyon is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Doyon Leadership Training. To learn more and find out how to apply, visit the DLT page or contact shareholder outreach at 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2085 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doyon, Limited shareholder and employee Carrol LeFevour of Nulato, Alaska is the daughter of Carmen LeFevour of Nulato and the late Kevin LeFevour of Wisconsin. Her maternal grandparents are Henry and Margaret Agnes of Nulato, and her paternal grandparents are Loren Hennekens and the late Carrol Hennekens of Wisconsin. Her siblings are Celeste, Robert and Brittany. LeFevour resides in Fairbanks with her significant other, Glenn, and their two children, Glaecias and Gi’Nieva. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration finance with a concentration in investment from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2009. She earned a master’s degree in business administration capital markets from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2014.