Desert Island Desks – Jeanne Wood

Jeanne Wood, Senior Associate Vice President, CallisonRTKL
Jeanne Wood, CallisonRTKL’s workplace practice group, has more than 15 years of experience in business development, marketing, and identifying and developing sales and partnership opportunities. 


Actual Paper Books
I love to read and I much prefer to hold the pages in my hand and turn them as I progress through the story. I read all sorts of things – from the latest business/leadership book to the classics to literary fiction. I admit, I read Fifty Shades of Grey.  


The bigger the better! I sneeze when I see bright light, sunlight in particular. It’s an actual thing: the ACHOO syndrome: autosomal dominant compulsive helio-opthalmic outbursts of sneezing)


JIF Peanut Butter
My American badge of honor. It’s my comfort food and my main source of protein. I eat it all of the time, on toast, bananas, but mostly by the spoonful. It’s hard enough to get in London . . .


A sweatshirt
Yes, I even get cold on desert islands. 


Layla and Oliver
My kids 8 and 6. They are my heart and soul. They give me endless joy. Except when they don’t.


My sneakers
Perhaps, I could finally check off my ‘to do list’: Get Fit 


A large soft pillow
I just can’t sleep well if my pillow is too hard, too thick, or too small. On a desert island I’d finally have time to sleep!


Tracks for the Desert Island Jukebox:
Safety Dance, Men Without Hats – best song ever
I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor – female empowerment
Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice – MC Hammer/Vanilla Ice concert when I was 15 = mind BLOWN
Like a Prayer, Madonna – love Madonna
Mix of classical – for when I pretend to meditate