Member Profile - Perry Woodford - August 2006

Perry Woodford

Meet Perry Woodford, one of many network members from Boeing operations in Puget Sound.

The Facts:
Manufacturing Engineer for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in Seattle for 21 years. I started in graphite composite structures for the B2 program and have spent the past five years as the team leader of refrigerator-sized electronic cabinets for military missions.

Outside of work, I am a youth soccer administrator and coach. I coach two soccer boys 15 year olds and girls (my one and only child) 11 year old. As President of the Soccer Association, I am responsible for over 200 youth teams and hundreds of volunteers and paid staff. With much support from my wife, Sharon, we run three soccer tournaments each year - the largest has 182 teams over two weekends in August.

Forum Attendance:
I have been on the planning committee and attended all five forums.

Tell us about a recent "a ha" moment.
I work on a program dealing with Australia and Turkey. Most everyone speaks English well. Just because we speak English does not mean we are communicating. Yes, I have heard this before but it is very evident when dealing across these cultures.

What book are you reading now?
Choice Theory by Dr. William Glasser and Coaching and Motivation by William E. Warren

What advice do you have for people new to the In2:InThinking Network?
When you get discouraged or down trodden relax and call a friend. Everyone I have met in the network listens well.