2020 Year In Review - The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly
Each year here at ProcurePro I write an article about the year in review. I reflect back on our successes and share what’s ahead for the coming year. This year, I reached out to my team as this year has been “unprecedented” as they say. I think people use this word because, frankly, there is no blueprint or roadmap for what we are all going through. Honestly, I am still kind of in shock and when I take a moment to really think about it, I find it all so surreal. Not just Covid-19, but the cultural and political unrest. We’ve all kind of been doing the best we can, winging it as we go. One of my long-time colleagues said we are all in this together, but we are all in different boats. It got me thinking that yes, while we are “All in This Together”, our experiences, trials, wins and sometimes devastating losses are so vastly unique and different. So in a year where, “How are you?” takes on real meaning or the requisite intro to an email; “I hope this email finds you well and staying safe”, I asked my team to help me write this “2020 Year in Review” and to share “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly”. Here is what they had to say.
Krysten Lammert – Sales & Marketing Coordinator – 2020 Ontario Tech Graduate
Krysten joined us in the spring near the beginning of the pandemic and had just graduated with a Degree in Marketing and a minor in Supply Chain. Krysten is a perfect fit for our team as Susan calls her our ‘unicorn’. We are a Supply Chain and Procurement consulting company, and her job is to help sell and market our business. When we interviewed Krysten, it was the first video interview I had ever done. It was also the first time I have ever hired someone in my 30-year career without actually meeting them face to face. In fact we still have not met face to face. A fact I sometimes forget because I feel like she has been with us for years. One of the first major interviews of her career, Krysten took the interview from her parent’s basement in lockdown.
She jumped in with both feet, rolled up her sleeves and got right to work. Her enthusiasm and tremendous initiative are magical. She brings fresh ideas and perspectives constantly. In her spare time she jumps horses and climbs rocks. Not little rocks, big sheer cliffs! One Saturday in the summer I got a text from her. Halfway up the cliff side, she decides to send me a picture of her view! She scares me but she is living life to the fullest and I am so proud of her. Aside from her wonton disregard for spelling, I could not be happier that she joined our team.
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