- Who at Sutherland has made the biggest impact on your career and why?
I have three consultants that have truly made me a better Manager. I can’t name them by name, but they should know who they are. The first consultant is always smiling, cracking jokes, and is a drama queen. She taught me that no matter what is going on, try to keep smiling and giving the best of myself. The second consultant reminds me of myself at her age. I was headstrong and didn’t want to listen to correction or criticism. I had to be right all the time. We started out rough and we butted heads a lot. We finally had a moment together, and agreed that we both needed to communicate. She taught me how to really say and mean the Serenity Prayer. I am so proud of her and how she has made a 360-degree turnaround. The third consultant has taught me the three P’s: patience, perseverance, and persistence. With her, I had to be patient because she has a story for everything. I had to persevere because she would wear me down about the changes that were going on, and lastly, I had to be persistent in telling her “she is not the boss of me”.
- Which country that Sutherland operates in would you most like to visit?
I would like to visit anywhere in Africa!
- What’s the best advice you’ve ever received at work or in life?
I will always be in the mindset to help others. In my life, my motto is the words from an old hymn: If I can help somebody as I travel along…then my living shall not be in vain.
- When away from the office, what are your favorite activities or hobbies?
I enjoy reading and writing. My goal for 2016-2017 is to write my first book and get it published.
- What three words best describe you?
Fierce, loyal, and determined.
- What are your favorite snacks or food to bring to work? It could be a meal or something as small as a granola bar. Let us know what gives you energy to be successful each day!
I am a chocolate person. I love anything chocolate! I enjoy Mr. Goodbar, Snickers, Famous Amos cookies, Oreo’s, Twix, and Chocolate covered almonds, just to name a few. I like chocolate milk, protein shakes, and an old-fashioned ice cream float with chocolate ice cream and Coke Zero, lol. Chocolate makes me smile.
Meet our Author!
By Amber Kukiela| Amber is the Candidate Experience Specialist for Sutherland Global Services. 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.