Meet Octavia Hirons
Tell me about yourself.
My name is Octavia Hirons, my nickname is Tave. I have a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Strayer University.
What’s your favorite thing about being an Accountant/HR professional?
I have always been fascinated with puzzles and love to find solutions to those puzzles.
What do you like to do outside of the office?
My husband and I are motorcycle enthusiasts, we love to ride in the countryside, traveling to the Upper Peninsula to take in the view of the forests and the lakes.
What is something others find interesting about you?
I started taking sailing lessons on how to sail monohull sailboats. I hope to eventually become certified to sail short cruises on the Great Lakes.
What are the values that drive you?
Honor, courage and commitment. These are the values I learned during my enlistment in the United States Navy.
Top three favorite podcasts/books?
My favorite books are Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, The Sum of All Fears by Tom Clancy, and The 360 Degree Leader by John Maxwell.
Where is your hometown?
My hometown is Fort Worth, Texas. I moved to Michigan after my husband retired from United States Navy to be near his family.
What would be your “At-Bat” theme song?
My ‘At-Bat” theme song is Blessed Assurance composed by Phoebe Knapp and lyrics written by Fanny Crosby in 1873. This song has always lifted me up in moments of uncertainty.
My favorite quote is by Thomas Paine. He stated “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”
Who is someone who has influenced your professional career?
My former boss, Teresa Hall, Controller at Kaufman and Canoles, PC back in Virginia. She was a great mentor and role model; she embodies professionalism, accountability and ethical standards.
What do you hope to gain in your career at LEAD?
I hope to meet and work with great and talented people in the marketing business and provide exceptional service to our clients.
What’s your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is failure, failure is not an option.