#TeamMemberTuesday

Sean – Tualatin Fitter

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How long have you been with Good Feet?

Eight years.

What difference has Good Feet had on your life?

Good Feet’s effect on me has been life changing. I am a 40% disabled U.S. veteran that suffers from metatarsalgia, a chronic and painful condition that affects the ball of the foot, as well as chronic knee and back pain. Since first using supports in 2009 my knee and back pain is much improved, and I have had no foot pain in the past 9 years. With the arch supports there is less stress on my joints and spine and they make it possible to go about my daily life.

Favorite Good Feet story?

My kids are also passionate about supports. My 19-year-old son knows all about alignment and the benefit of supports. He could work at The Good Feet Store! He couldn’t live without his supports and he wears them daily. They have helped him when he participates in sports. Teenagers can be the hardest to help but he has seen the difference they make and is passionate about how they work.

Once a client started crying tears of joy after being fitted with arch supports, she said she felt 95% less pain and even started tap dancing right in the store.

What are some of the challenges you face on the job?

Helping family and friends is the hardest. The most difficult part is getting them in a pair of supports, but the point is proven the moment they step in, they feel the difference.

What are some of your hobbies?

I am a martial artist, I lift weights, I love going fishing and crabbing. Dance is another hobby, I do hip-hop, salsa, country line dancing, ballroom and swing. All activities are done with my supports, take those away and I can’t do them.

Favorite place to visit?

I love to travel in general. Las Vegas and Newport Bay with my family. We fish, crab, eat and drink. It’s a beautiful place with beautiful people. I love the stormy season and gale force winds for a day of crabbing on the water.

What inspires/excites you?

My job is fun and inspiring because it is challenging, and you see something new every day. My goal is to do the best job I can do daily and give everything I’ve got to each and every client. Many people come in with baggage and are in pain emotionally and physically and we have to carry their burden for awhile and share it with them. We need empathy, not sympathy, in order to help them. If you’re just trying to sell a client you won’t last long. It’s the compassionate, strong fitters that create lasting careers at Good Feet. I care about my clients and I’m in the business to help, not sell.

Favorite board games?

Risk and Catch Phrase. Catch Phrase is competitive and provides a great time and a lot of laughs.

 

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