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Paige Rhodes, CEO, Rhodes & Weinstock

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Prior to co-founding Rhodes & Weinstock in 2009, Paige Rhodes spent more than 15 years in staffing, human resources, and law-firm management.

Throughout her career, she gained an intricate knowledge of the temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct placement services. In addition to her staffing industry experience, Paige also spent several years in human resources, and as an HR Manager at two large law firms in the DC Metropolitan area.

The combination of in-house and outplacement recruiting experience gives her a unique understanding of the hiring needs and concerns of her clients, from large multinational corporations to small start-ups.

Paige prides herself on developing long-term relationships with her candidates and clients. She believes superior customer service and honesty are the cornerstones of a successful business relationship. Paige is a member of the American Staffing Association and the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and a proud Gator!

Click here to learn more about Rhodes & Weinstock. Contact Paige at prhodes@r-wgroup.com.

A lot of people have ideas, but few decide to do something about them now. Not next week. But today.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Atari

We are all of us born with a letter inside us, and that only if we are true to ourselves, may we be allowed to read it before we die.”

– Douglas Coupland

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

– Joseph Campbell

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

– Lao Tzu

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”

– L.J. Smith

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
 A terrible thing: no one to blame.”

– Erica Jong

Who cares if my glass is half empty or half full; I still have something to drink.”

– Optimism rules

Change is a math formula. Change happens when the cost of the status quo is greater than the risk of change.”

– Alan Webber, author, "Rules of Thumb"

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”

– Charles Darwin

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

– Jimi Hendrix

My job is my hobby. I come to work to play.”

– Uli Becker, president, Reebok International

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

A warrior cannot complain or regret anything. His life is an endless challenge, and challenges cannot possibly be good or bad. Challenges are simply challenges.”

– Carlos Castaneda

Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves. We must learn to respect them. We must learn to listen.”

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Anything not worth doing well is not worth doing.”

– Warren Buffett

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.”

– Noela Evans

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Destiny is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

– William Jennings Bryan

That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.”

– Leon Joseph Suenens

Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only make.”

– Corita Kent

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.”

– Anthony Trollope

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.”

– Marcel Proust

The gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

– Anais Nin

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., U.S. Supreme Court justice

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

– Dalai Lama

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.
 Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

– Ella Fitzgerald

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

As each woman realizes her power, she transforms the world.”

– Patrice Wynne, WomanSpirit Sourcebook

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

Whatever you do may seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.”

– Gandi

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

– Robert Fritz

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

The goal of Life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with nature.”

– Joseph Cambell

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis