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. 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!
February Spotlight: Edward Wilson
Title: Strategy Senior Manager
Location: Kansas City, MO
Been with Collaborative for: 10 months
Why did you choose Collaborative?
I chose Collaborative because of the type of work we do as well as the Collabies and customers I get to work with. The insights we gain and share throughout Strategy workshops help our customers to be more prepared to efficiently navigate their cloud-based ERP deployment. On the strategy team at Collaborative, I have the opportunity to help customers align their leaders, introduce new concepts to drive their readiness efforts, and redesign their employee experiences and administrative processes. My teammates are always extremely helpful, and we complement each other really well.
What does your day-to-day look like in your role?
Every day is different for me. While we may conduct similar workshops on each project, all customers are at different maturity levels with their administrative functions, so it's fun to problem solve in various situations that keep me focused on what that customer specifically needs at any given time. My days are tailored to what the customer needs and what requirements we need to capture from the customer. Overall, I present information, facilitate customer discussions, gather business requirements, research best practices, and make recommendations.
What do you love about your job?
As a former academic affairs, student affairs, and human resources administrator, I really enjoy helping other practitioners improve operations by guiding their thinking about functional transformation using technology. I have also experienced many of the pain points my customers experience, so I enjoy helping them rethink how they operate to accomplish tasks and improve their ability to focus on the overall employee experience.
What does it take to be successful in your role?
Adaptability, accountability, diplomacy, and the ability to coach & be coached.
How does Collaborative help you grow as a person and in your career?
My teammates are always supportive, which creates an environment where we can freely share ideas with each other. Our leaders encourage me to engage in many developmental opportunities such as trainings, whitepapers, webinars, and conferences. I really enjoy when I get to present at conferences or events because I also get a chance to learn from other practitioners in different sessions.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
My preferred superpower would be flight. I'd love to be able to observe the world from above. Plus, it looks really cool when I see birds gliding effortlessly through the sky.
What TV show are you watching right now?
Project Blue Book, This is Us, and the Mandalorian is up next once I finish the last season of Downton Abbey.
Edward is a great example of the Collabie way! If you're interested in joining Team Collabie, check out our openings and apply by clicking the button below.