What do you do as an Insight Account Manager in our Corporate division?
I build strong relationships with my clients to create solutions and guidance to allow businesses to access their full potential by optimising all of their IT needs. From hardware, software, licensing, cloud migration, connected workforce, or digital innovation, I make sure my client’s solutions are individualised to their company by utilising the vast experience and resources we have at Insight.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job are the people and the potential. I truly believe I can go anywhere in this company and I will have the full support of the people around me. Hands down, however, the best part of the job are the individuals I work with. I find that every day I walk into work smiling. Insight has cultivated an environment of positivity and determination and you can see that through the individuals they have hired. In the year I have been here I can say I have made friends for life and that makes the job so much more enjoyable. We drive a team mentality.
What does Insight allow you to do that wasn’t in your job description?
It’s hard to know where to start. I came in from day one wanting to make an impact on the company and I have not been held back once because of my job title. I have reverse mentored my sales director, done walk in my shoes, I have influence in the inclusivity and diversity team, and began management training. I thrive off having responsibility and Insight has given me a multitude of opportunities. Being able to do work that falls outside of my job description has played a massive significance in my confidence and has only strengthened my loyalty to Insight.
Managers can really impact a job experience - how has your manager impacted your time at Insight so far?
I have had two different managers over the last year and both were completely opposite in character. With that said, the support I have received from both managers has been exceptional. The leadership my managers have shown has been immensely inspiring for myself. The most important attribute that both my managers have had is that of individualising their team. In no situation have I ever felt like my managers have managed all of the team the same way. They find a way to adapt their management style to each person and this breeds a culture of mutual respect.
It's only been a year for you, but how has the organisation changed in your tenure?
Even in my short time, I can say I have noticed our Insight vision becoming much more clear. Our company has become very people focused and very driven by our values. This is evident in Insight UK ranking 7th in Great Place to Work’s 2019 list of Best Workplaces in Tech.
What does success in your job at Insight look like to you?
In my very first one to one meeting with my manager I had told him I was driven by success and that it was my passion. He asked what it looked like to me and I said “C-level or SLT”. He then asked why? Why did those positions scream success to me? I later realised it is not the job title that makes me successful but what I can give back to the company and others. Success for me will to be in a position where I am giving others opportunities, where I am viewed as a strong and inspirational leader, and always making sure every day I do better than yesterday.
What is it like working for an organisation that has a large amount of women in the SLT?
To be completely honest I feel very proud. Coming from a small town in Kansas it wasn’t often that I interacted with women in leadership roles. It has been so inspiring to engage with women who share similar passions to my own in regards to work. I have always felt as an equal at Insight, at no point have I felt that being a female has held me back or pushed me forward. I am valued on my contribution to the company rather than my gender and that is very important to me.
What are the top reasons someone should join Insight?
The culture. We spend so much of our time in life working, it would be nonsensical not to try and enjoy it. And Insight, in my eyes, has established such an amazing balance of driving each other to work hard while having a place where you feel at home.
Do you have a favourite quote or moto you live by?
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama