Sonia Greteman Testimonial Video Celebrates the Value of Girl Scouts
02.02.18 · Deanna Harms
Wichita, Kan. – When Girls Scouts of Kansas Heartland CEO Liz Workman casually asked Greteman Group President and Creative Director Sonia Greteman if she’d consider providing a testimonial video to say what Girl Scouting has meant to her, Greteman answered yes, equally casually. And the months went by.
Six months later, Sonia decided it was time to step up and deliver. She dashed off a script and solicited Greteman Group to shoot and pull the video together. The resulting two-minute testimonial provides a glimpse of Greteman you don’t usually see.
“Sonia’s known for her strong, professional leadership and cosmopolitan style,” says Workman. “Pitching a tent and singing by a fire are not activities you easily associate with her. Which makes the video that much more powerful. Sonia shows how Girl Scout experiences molded her into a powerhouse woman.”
Greteman talks about how vividly her Brownie then Girl Scout memories have stayed with her. Taking her first big trip. Exploring the Kansas State Capitol and having her life changed forever when she saw its John Steuart Curry murals, her first monumental pieces of real art. Learning synchronized swimming and the teamwork it takes to create big, crowd-pleasing effects
“I’ve always been a motivated girl, and I particularly liked the concept of badges,” Greteman says. “With Girl Scouts, you learn something new and you get a reward. I liked getting things done and sewing the proof on my sash.”
Girl Scouts taught Greteman valuable early lessons in business. She discovered she had a knack for sales, knocking on doors, smiling big and convincing others that those cookies were not simply delicious; they were her ticket to summer camp.
“Girl Scouts works,” says Greteman. “It helped me build friendships, learn how to set and achieve goals, and opened my eyes to my own strengths. I believe in the benefits of the girl-led and girl-friendly environment Girl Scouts provides, ensuring the creation of a safe, inspiring space for girls of all ethnicities and economic backgrounds to learn and thrive.”
Workman agrees. “Girl Scouts’ century-long experience of serving girls and its ongoing innovations to stay fresh and relevant make it the world’s best girl leadership organization.”
If you want to volunteer or enroll in Girl Scouts, visit https://www.kansasgirlscouts.org/.
ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS OF KANSAS HEARTLAND
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland serves more than 15,000 girls and adults in 80 Kansas counties through its operational headquarters in Wichita, Kan., and regional offices in Salina, Hays, Emporia and Garden City. Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development and is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The national organization is more than 2.6 million strong: 1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to change the world.
ABOUT GRETEMAN GROUP
Greteman Group has developed an international reputation as an aviation-specialty marketing agency based in Wichita, Kan. – the Air Capital. Leading aircraft manufacturers, flight support, aftermarket services, fractional ownership, insurance, in-flight Wi-Fi, regional airlines and airport analytics have entrusted their brands to Greteman Group. Clients include FlightSafety International, Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, Clay Lacy Aviation, JetHQ, USAIG, King Aerospace, EPIC Fuels, Signature Flight Support, Vantis, Piedmont Airlines and Aviation Partners. It also supports causes and clients such as the Tallgrass Film Association, Mark Arts, the City of Wichita, Wichita Water Partners, AGC Kansas, GLMV Architecture and MKEC Engineering. The firm is a founding member of the Wichita Aero Club and a longstanding member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). Since its founding in 1989, this certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE) has developed a team of purpose-driven pros.