FLN Member Spotlight: Aly Oakley of BrakeQuip Shares Advice on Meeting Goals

By Ashley Reyes

Aly Oakley

The SEMA Future Leaders Network (FLN) named Aly Oakley of BrakeQuip--Sales, as the network's newest spotlight member. 

Get to know Oakley in her interview with SEMA News below. 

SEMA News: What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Aly Oakley: "Learn to rest, not to quit." This advice probably applies best to where I am in life right now. It's good to work hard, but you cannot pour from an empty cup, so be sure to take care of yourself. Give your mind and body the rest it requires, and you can meet your goals more successfully.

SN: What keeps you in the industry? 

AO: My passion for motorsports and my goal in life: to work in the professional racing industry.

SN: Where can you be found on a Saturday?  

AO: Most likely I am in the Great Smoky Mountains hiking or driving mountain roads. U.S. Route 129, "the dragon," has been my stomping ground for the past 16 years.

SN: How do you prepare for an important meeting? 

AO: I heavily rely on outlines, spreadsheets and notes. I typically turn on some music and take time to flush out questions or discussion topics into an outline or PowerPoint presentation. It helps me get my head in the game and keep the meetings from derailing.

SN: If you could go to lunch with one industry leader, living or dead, who would it be?

AO: I would probably choose Susie Wolff. She has so much working knowledge of the motorsports industry, operations and women in motorsports. Not to mention the groundbreaking Formula 1 Academy that I am proud to witness in my lifetime. I would have so many questions for her!

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