What’s your work-life philosophy?
As many have said previously, balance is crucial. My mantra is that I try to live each and every day to the fullest and best of my ability. I believe in giving the best of myself to my customers, the teams that I lead, and my family. To do that successfully one must be able to be focused and dedicated to the tasks at hand whether they be professional or personally related. I make sure that I keep myself up to date on new technologies and business trends so that I stay current in my professional life. But I also make sure that I take time to exercise and enjoy downtime so that I am able to more readily focus and deliver on my professional responsibilities.
Being new to UDT, what do you like best about working here?
I enjoy the fact that no two days are ever the same at UDT. I really value the support of my PMO colleagues, and value the relationships that I’ve developed with the delivery teams that I have worked with so far.
How does your position help to elevate the customer’s experience?
I feel that we serve as “ring leaders” of the project. We offer the customer a single point of contact to provide and receive information. We serve as the face of UDT throughout the lifecycle of the project.
What technologies do you use in your job?
The entire Microsoft Suite, Connectwise for project and time tracking, Salesforce, etc.
How is the PMO transitioning to an Agile approach?
We are looking at hybrid approaches based on the type of project. As UDT’s business focus changes, we adapt accordingly.
What is the best professional advice you would give?
Never become complacent. Always seek to learn and improve yourself. Learn to listen and listen well and it will serve you throughout your career.
What do you enjoy doing in your time off?
Horseback riding (dressage), swimming, dancing and pilates.
People would be surprised if they knew you… Competed on the International stage as part of a very large Sweet Adeleines Chorus. The group I was in placed 2nd in the world (750 choruses and 30,000+ members around the world).