Routt County Spotlight: Keith Giglio

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Keith Giglio

Keith Giglio

Age: 63

Occupation: Owner/principal of the Monterey Bay Consulting Group

Place of birth: Morristown, N.J.

Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?

A. 2004. I came to serve as the executive director of the Rocky Mountain division of the Professional Ski & Snowboard Instructors Association.

Q. Describe your morning routine.

A. At 4 a.m., I get up to walk my dogs and spend 20 to 40 minutes in undisturbed prayer and meditation.

Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?

A. "The Prophet," by Kahlil Gibran. This book afforded an opportunity to change the way I look at who I am and what I do.

Q. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

A. "Go get a client and then come back to talk with me about becoming a consultant." I wanted to become a management consultant and in an early interview the principal of a Sacramento firm told me to go find a client before he would talk with me about becoming a consultant. It was priceless.

Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?

A. 1) I do my best to try to be helpful. 2) To the extent I can, I will encourage others to seek their own success. 3) I do what I can to make room for others in my life.

Q. Do you collect anything?

A. Old economics and business books, mostly from the mid-1800s through 1950.

Q. In the Meatloaf song, "I'd do anything for love, but I won't do that," what is that?

A. Compromise my integrity.

Q. What was your first job?

A. Kennel assistant for a local veterinarian.

Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?

A. I think it would have been very exciting to have lived in the U.S. during the second half of the 19th century and into the 20th.

Favorites

Book: "Cold Mountain"

Song: All music

Color: Bright

Food: Mexican

Vacation spot: Saba

Recreational activity: Motorcycle road racing and Alpine ski racing

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