The Focus On Sharing and Exploring
“Understand the value of preparing yourself for the next job while performing the job you have.
Opportunities come to the prepared.”
AIFD Symposium 2022 is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! If you are at symposium on July 4th join us for
Floral Career Vision 2022 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Spend one hour, at the tables, learning details about the diverse job descriptions available that might fit you. Jobs like …Podcaster, Web Manager, Grower, Podcaster Event Designer, Digital Strategist, Importer, Vlogger, Showroom Designer, Software Developer, Wholesale Supplier, Floral Educator, Mass Market Designer, Communications Director, Retailer Business Consultant, Overseas Product Development… and more.
“With challenge comes change. Change is good. It moves us forward. It brings new opportunities.”
Sharon McGukin (Mc-Goo-kin) AIFD, AAF, PFCI is internationally-known for her floral expertise and southern charm. Sharon takes the ‘fear out of flowers’ for audiences who enjoy the edu-tainment (education + entertainment) of her hands-on flower presentations. With an obvious passion for petals, she shares the latest floral trends and “I can do this” how-to techniques with both floral professionals and flower enthusiasts. From small-town florist to international designer, Sharon’s flower adventures have led this energetic floral designer around the world as a presenter, trend-tracker, home décor industry consultant, speaker, blogger, and podcaster. She has decades of experience with flowers across the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Decorating Rose Parade floats, designing flowers in the White House Flower Shop, or working with designers from around the globe - this floral fashionista has flower stories to share!
Smithers-Oasis Design Director
Author of “Flowers of the Heart” AIFD
Fellow & Past-President - American Institute of Floral Designers
PFCI Member - Professional Floral Communicators International
AAF Member - American Academy of Floriculture