Michael is a reliable, high-performing backend engineer
$110,000 annual salary
26 years old
Person of Color
3.5 years of relevant experience
Keeps to himself
Doesn't always take feedback well
Can become impatient with team members
Meets & sometimes exceeds his deliverables
2 team members have complained about his attitude
Will work long hours if needed
Doesn't usually go out to lunch with coworkers
Can appear annoyed in meetings with manager
Michael's father is biracial and his mother is from Belize
His parents divorced when he was 13
Has 3 younger siblings he cares deeply for
Recently broke up with his longterm girlfriend
Hates to fail or disappoint anyone
Can be very hard on himself
Doesn't feel comfortable socially unless with family
Knows he can be impatient and judgemental
Very resilient and self-improving in all areas of his life
Can let his moods negatively affect his focus
Doesn't trust many people based on past experience
Volunteers as mentor at a local high school
Doesn't drink alcohol
Gets negative around negative people
His dad passed away unexpectedly 2 years ago
He listens to the Beatles to remember his dad
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Now imagine Michael engaged with Blaze for only 25 minutes last week.
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