Chantal Beam, RBT
Began at Teachwell:
Why did you choose this field?
I knew I wanted to help people and I knew I wanted to work with kids. I stumbled upon the field of ABA just by luck and a simple Google search. I wanted to really make a difference in kids' lives. Prior to starting in the field I didn't know anything about it. Once I started and saw how rewarding and fun it was I knew this is what I wanted to do.
What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
What or who most inspires you?
The kids I have worked with have inspired me the most. They work hard everyday to overcome both big and little obstacles in their life. It's not always easy but they keep going.
I have heard great things about Teachwell. Anytime I tell someone I am working at Teachwell they have nothing but good things to say about the company. It is also inspiring to learn about all the services they offer and how they help others. I am happy to be a part of something so wonderful!
What are you proudest of?
I am the most proud of graduating college and completing my Bachelor's degree. Working full time while going to college and doing volunteer work was not easy. I remember wanting to give up on school numerous times but kept going. I am so glad I did!
How do you hope to make a difference?
I hope to make a difference by helping kids overcome those big and little obstacles they have to go through. I want to help them grow and learn while providing love and support.
What lessons has your work life taught you?
One lesson I have learned through work life is that hard work pays off. Professionally, I have been promoted several times and been able to further my knowledge by earning certifications. I credit that to the hard work and dedication I put in to my jobs. It has gotten me far in life and I cannot be more thankful for the opportunities that I have been given.
What is your background experience – degrees, experience, skills?
I went to college online for my undergraduate degree through Bellevue University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Behavioral Science. I started a career in ABA therapy at Behavior Care Specialists in 2016. While working there I became a Registered Behavioral Technician and later became a lead therapist. Prior to working in the ABA field I worked as a certified pharmacy technician while in college. I also volunteered as a CASA volunteer where I had the pleasure of advocating for abused and neglected children in court and other settings.
People would be surprised to know that I . . .
am a kid at heart. I am that adult that will forever be a kid.