INDEAL IN Person: Jen Grubba

What do you do at INDEAL and in what circumstances would I come to you for something?

I am the Marketing Production Manager. I coordinate the production and distribution of our Client Engagement Resources (CER), including all Idea Books, Inspiration at Work volumes, and digital flipbook tools. I work with brand partners to develop plans for featured product and also with dealers to make sure the tools are getting where they need to go.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?

To-do lists! During the thick of book production, I’m handling content and design direction for close to 700 pages. If I’m not tracking each page step-by-step, my world would be chaos. Trello is an online Kanban-type tool that has been a real lifesaver because I can view it all in one glance!

What does your perfect day off work look like?

Having a full day to do something fun with my family. My two boys are growing up so fast so I’m trying to monopolize their time now while I can! I feel the greatest joy when we are laughing and spending time together.

What inspires you?

Definitely music. And music of all kinds. It’s amazing how it can create a shift in your mind and mood. It’s the cheapest therapy! I have different playlists for different situations…whether I want to energize, mellow out, cry it out. Everything!

Current titles you’re binge watching or reading?

I love Schitt’s Creek, Succession, You. I’m also a reality competition junkie…The Voice, AGT, Idol. Even the Bachelor. Lego Masters is a fun, new one my whole family is into! Very creative. I’ve gotten out of the habit of reading, which is nuts because I was an English major! Send help. Tell me what I should read!

What are you looking forward to?

Definitely warmer weather. Or even just the sun! In the month of January, we only had 32 hours of sun total here in Grand Rapids. It's starting to creep back into our lives little by little.