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I help organizations improve their processes through new tools, processes, and procedures.
What do you think makes Suntiva a great place to work? Why do you enjoy working for Suntiva?
Suntiva is a great place to work because of the interesting work we do and potential for career growth.
What do you enjoy most in working with Suntiva's clients? How do we make a difference in our clients' work?
I enjoy seeing when my work is being utilized on an ongoing basis after adoption. I implemented a project management framework for one of our HHS clients, and it is being used routinely.
At first, I faced a substantial organizational resistance, but the expected benefits outweigh all risks. This framework/tool enables our client to ensure consistency, improve portfolio-wide communication, and enhance projects’ execution.
What influenced or drove you become an expert in your field?
I have been fortunate to live, work, and explore several continents across multiple industries, such as higher education, global logistics, human capital management, and workforce development. While working in different teams – whether an international, fully remote team or a local, cross-functional team – I have realized that the needs for process improvement and stakeholder management remain constant despite the different work environments. That realization led me to combining my diverse experience to empower the organizations to execute their projects better.
What drives or inspires you to work at Suntiva?
There is a diverse client portfolio and knowledge-sharing culture at Suntiva. It is a pleasure to work with colleagues who are experts in their niches.
Do you have any tips for coaching in a virtual environment?
Spend extra time building relationships before diving into serious issues. Coaching should be a two-way conversation, not a constant one-way email. Pick up that phone or turn on the camera.
Do you have any tips for engagement in a virtual environment?
Shorten the meetings if you can. If you can’t, schedule a follow-up meeting or work in multiple short breaks instead. This would allow more productive conversation and still let your brain rest.
Can you provide one tip for working in prolonged telework?
Multiple monitors can boost your productivity. Three screens are the perfect number to have as a setup.