- How and when did you come to Sutherland?
I moved to New Jersey from South Carolina and began searching for an opportunity. A gentleman from an agency reached out to me and discussed an exciting opportunity with Sutherland. After several interviews, I joined the team in October 2015 and it has been an amazing journey since.
- What gets you up in the morning? No, not your dog or alarm….but what really drives you to get up and give your best each day?
My passion lives in assisting others at becoming better versions of themselves every day. I learned over the years that once a person is introduced to a new opportunity and feel the support, they will step to the challenge and exceed the expectation. My mission as a leader is to empower people to be the best version of themselves every day.
- What’s the best advice you’ve ever received at work or in life?
My mentor gave me three pieces of advice that over the years I have owned and tweaked. First, always wear a watch – respect time as an elder because it teaches you new lessons every day. Second, bloom where you are planted. Third, every lesson is a blessing – even when you don’t understand the why, there is an opportunity to learn and grow.
- What do you do outside of work?
I’m an avid reader and enjoy learning about different cultures, especially through music and food.
- What three words best describe you?
The three words that best describe me are creative, committed, and purpose-driven.
Meet our Author!
By Amber Kukiela| Amber is the Candidate Experience Specialist for Sutherland. She has a diverse background in marketing and has worked with Welch Allyn Inc. and the New York Family Business Center. She is a recent graduate of Le Moyne College where she majored in Business Marketing and minored in Philosophy and Art Administration. During her time at Le Moyne, she was a sprinter and high jumper for the NCAA track and field team. Since then, she has been running in 5k races around the Central NY area. When not running, she dabbles in photography, painting, and illustrating. She also enjoys baking and cooking and uses her coworkers as taste testers.