Ana Paula Pous

CSR- Dallas Team/Training Coordinator

I am a 26 year old dreamer; I enjoy painting, rollerblading, working out and traveling! My #1 Hobby is painting and drawing as that is something that I have been passionate about since a young age. My mom and I are pursuing our art as Pous Studios and to attend Art Shows to present what we create. As a traveler, I love to learn about different cultures and traditions that I may not be exposed to on the daily. I plan to travel the world! My next trip is Thailand!

Gulf winds saved me when they hired me as I had just been laid off from the first job I had after I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management. My mom was working at GWI at the time and told me to apply, so I did! I came in with little to no knowledge of the Logistics Industry and learned pretty quickly. I am now part of the new generation of GWI and work to grow and learn more each day.

What lessons has your work life taught you?

PATIENCE. Work has taught me to be patient, no matter what I am stressing about or what bad news I have to relay to a customer, I must be patient and listen. Not only reacting but also thinking in a calm way can help calm those around you, customers or colleagues. Being patient allows you to take a deep breath and resonate positive energy so that you can attract good towards you and the people around you.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would love to learn mixed martial arts! To learn to have such power and control over your own body amazes me. No tool or weapon is needed but your own self. This sparked when Stori invited me to a Women’s self-defense class, we left out of there sore and covered in bruises but we learned some great moves to protect ourselves. I am ready to learn more! OH and I would like to learn French!

How has your life been different than what you’d imagined?

My Life has been so different than I had imagined it was going to be when I was younger. I used to say that I would be a Spanish teacher for High School students, have a Doberman pincher, live in my own one bedroom apartment and be single forever. Now I work in Logistics, have a Yorki/ Scottie mix, live with my boyfriend of 8 years in a 2 bedroom apartment. HA! Who would have thought? I am just so grateful for what I have in my life, I have no complaints.

Who has been the most important person in your life? Can you tell me about him or her?

My top three most important people in my life are my mom, my sister and my Chase. Chase is my rock. We have been through thick and thin and are still holding strong. He has taught me that persistence and hard work can make you achieve any goal as he started his own website company at a young age and it has now grown into a marketing agency. We both have many things to accomplish in this life and work together as a team to make sure that we see them through. With love, patience and determination we will continue to be successful and share it with the world.

For your great - great grandchildren reading to this years from now: is there any wisdom you’d want to pass on to them?

I hope to be able to write a book with lessons I have learned throughout my life time by the time my great-great grandchildren are born. One of the most important things I could say is to cherish your relationships. Be grateful for your colleagues, friends, family, even the guy you see every weekend at the grocery store! Although sometimes people can make your life a little difficult, they can also make it better so if you care, show it! I tend to plan monthly get-togethers with friends or even write them funky letters to let them know I am thinking of them. When they share their worries or vent to you, LISTEN, and try to see if you can help in any way! I am infamous for “Good Morning” texts to my group of friends so that they have some form of positivity early in the morning so start their day. It is as simple as that! People make this world go round so try to keep the flow going and spread that good energy!