This series highlights amazing employees who exemplify the 'Collabie' way. Each month, a new hire who hit the ground running or a tenured high-performing employee will be featured to share about their experience working for Collaborative Solutions. From career paths to culture, get the inside scoop directly from those who bring the talent and fun every day, making us an award-winning workplace!
December Spotlight: Truc Luu
Title: Manager, Consulting Services
Been with Collaborative for: 1.5 years
Why did you choose Collaborative?
I was thinking of making a career change into consulting at the end of my Workday implementation project from a client side, and Steve Bett from the Collaborative recruitment team was reaching out to me via LinkedIn at the same time. When I started checking out the company, its core values and the potential to grow Workday in the APAC region appealed to me. The experience throughout the whole interview process made me very comfortable and reconfirmed the company culture and people are the right fit for me.
What does your day-to-day look like in your role?
I started with Collaborative as a Principal Consultant for the Financial Consulting service. Every day is a new challenge but typically it would involve being on a client or team meeting, taking requirements, presenting to a workshop, and providing either technical solutions or business guidance on how best to utilize Workday functionalities. It would also involve reaching out to other Collabies for assistance or sharing knowledge or just a networking call and having fun in a true collaboration spirit.
What do you love about your job?
I love working in a place where opportunities and challenges are not short. It’s up to you to pick what suits you and learn new things, utilizing all the internal support and growing yourself with it. Since joining Collaborative, I have been involved in much more than just my core functional area, taking on other functional areas, being involved with client sales calls, or doing functional training in local languages are some great examples.
What does it take to be successful in your role?
I believe that to be successful in any role it is essential to be intellectually curious. It’s a desire to learn new things and be adaptable to any new situation. It also requires the ability to engage and build connections with people, both internally with the teams and externally with clients.
How does Collaborative help you grow as a person and in your career?
It’s been a very enjoyable journey with Collaborative so far. I have been given all the opportunities and challenges where I can utilize my existing skills and knowledge plus gain new perspective/ insights into new client industries, new functional module design, and new ways of doing things. There are great internal resources who are always happy to lean in and share knowledge or jump on a call across the globe to assist. The Leadership Academy course is a great learning experience that helped me prepare for transitioning into a management role.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I would love to be able to time travel or have a kind of Doraemon door to open to be in certain places anywhere anytime.
What’s your favorite TV show at the moment?
Currently watching the Versailles series after coming back from a London/Paris trip post-Covid. It’s a fascinating show to watch about King Louis XIV and how the French lived in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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