A gratitude letter for Julie Tootle…

Dear Julie,

I am so grateful our paths crossed when I started working at AT&T back in 2015. You were my stakeholder and not too long after you became a friend. I really loved working with you and I learned so much from you. Thank you for receiving me and my ideas with open arms. You were such a great partner and cheerleader to the project I was leading. Thank you for your energy, your amazing attidude, your willingness to get down and dirty and for always having a smile on your face.

No words can describe my gratitude for all your support during my time at AT&T. Beyond that, I am deeply grateful for the connection we built. You never know how someone may affect your life and how. Well, you had a big impact on me. I always admired your drive and your positive attitude towards anyone regardless of job titles. You are that executive who inspires by example. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better analyst and a better professional.

Thank you for reaching out after I was let go of AT&T. It really warmed my heart when you sent me a message trying to meet up. It is one thing to know someone respects you for the work you do. It is another thing to have that same person reach out and try to connect on a personal level. Thank you for making me feel valued, special and loved. I absolutely loved meeting you for coffee and getting back in touch. What a great time we had. I looked at you that day and all I could see was that same smile I used to see in the office. I also saw a woman who I admire as a professional and as a friend. Thank you for being in my life and thank you for trying to help me in whatever way you can.

I hope we can see more of each other in 2019. It is my goal and my intention to be around people who inspire and make me want to be a better version of myself. You are that person! Thank you for recommending me and for helping me in my job search. It means a lot to me

With all my love and gratitude,



Simone Santos

I am Brazilian by birth, American by heart! I created Cool N Chic with the intent of spreading the message that we are all "cool" in our own and authentic ways. Cool N Chic was created to bring people of all backgrounds together through mindfulness, self-development, healthy living and the desire to be fearlessly authentic. Even though I created this blog, it is not mine. It is ours and I welcome you, your wisdom and your energy.

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