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The Last Dance

November 1, 2013
at 7:19 am PST

I have written many blogs over the years but never have I had so much trouble finding the right words as with this post. All kinds of thoughts are rushing through my head at a million miles per hour and I can’t seem to hold on to any of them. Then I take a deep breath and here it goes: today is my last day at Cisco.

I have had a great dance. I am so grateful for the people and organizations that have come into my life – both virtually and physically, – and for the memories they have given me. I have waltzed through some unforgettable experiences and cha cha’d my way to having the privilege of leading a team I’ll be forever proud of.

As I take my last bow as a Cisco employee, I want to thank you for all your support, for reading my blogs, for sharing and commenting on them, and for engaging with me in other ways. I also want to thank all who have participated or are participating in any of the programs or activities that my team has built. There are several but I would like to highlight three:

  • Cisco Champions: Thank you for all your contributions, time and insights thus far. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blogs and meeting several of you virtually as well as in person. I will continue to follow your tweets and blogs :-).
  • Cisco Social Ambassadors: Thank you for embracing this program and dedicating your time to Cisco. You are making a big difference!
  • Social Media Training Program Participants: Thank you for your desire to learn about social media and to integrate it into your everyday life. You’re changing the way we live, work, learn and play one tweet and one post at a time.

So as the curtain falls, I reflect once more on the past few years and my heart is filled with gratitude. I have had a great dance. And I owe it all to you.

Until next time, you can catch me on Twitter (@petra1400).

Best wishes to all!

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14 Comments.


  1. Good luck Petra! It was great working with you at Cisco.

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  2. November 1, 2013 at 7:34 am

    Likewise, Tim!! Hope you’re doing well!!

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  3. November 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Thank you Ellen!

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  4. Congratulations Petra. I did the same a couple weeks ago. Best of luck to you going forward. It was great working with you!

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  5. November 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you Joan! And congrats to you too!!

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  6. November 1, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Congrats, Petra! It’s great to be a part of your work and I can’t wait to see what you do next!

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  7. November 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Thanks Isaac!!

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  8. All the very best Petra, for the next phase. Be good, be in touch !!

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  9. November 5, 2013 at 12:16 am

    Hi Petra,
    It’s been so nice not only working with you but also getting to know you personally during your career at Cisco. Thank you for all of your great contributions to the Social Media Marketing team. We miss you already! I wish you the very best :-)

    Socially yours,
    Deanna

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    • November 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Likewise! :-)

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  10. Hi Petra,

    I just discovered Cisco blog and I did not know you zere not part of the team anymore. I hope you have a wonderful career now and wish you the best for the future!

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    • November 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Thank you very much!

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