Leslie has been working with UDITIS for 11 years now. Her first experiences were made as an apprentice. Motivated by a strong desire to discover the world, she flew to Los Angeles before moving in Germany. After these rich experiences abroad, Leslie returns to UDITIS in 2019 and has since held the position of Inside Sales. For the very first edition of Sequonews, we invite you to discover this epic and deep exchange.
Could you explain your mission at UDITIS and choose three words that characterize them?
I am in charge of Inside Sales. Some of my responsibilities are the design of offers and the renewal of contracts. So, I'm in contact with my colleagues, the company's customers, and our salespeople daily. So, the first word I would choose would be: Availability.
Of course, this is a job in which communication plays a fundamental role. The second word would therefore be: Relational.
Finally, the sector in which we evolve requires us to update ourselves constantly. To be competent in this position, which is both technical and relational, you must be motivated by a natural desire to improve yourself. So: Learning.
What is your favorite part of your job?
Without hesitation, the last point mentioned in the first question. I love learning! Having the opportunity to progress and learn new things daily is very stimulating.
If you had to give one piece of advice to new collaborators?
UDITIS has the advantage of being a company where the human being has a capital place. Be yourself and do not be afraid to leave your comfort zone.
Be yourself and do not be afraid to leave your comfort zone.
"Be yourself and do not be afraid to leave your comfort zone."
What is your best meeting anecdote?
There are so many (laughs). I'll keep some to myself because we're still in a professional context (laughs). I have one in mind that dates back about ten years, so far enough that there is a prescription (laughs)
We had a company outing ten years ago and were going to Le Chant du Gros. I was with my former supervisor, and we stopped at a station. I was young and a little bit dizzy. I lit a cigarette right next to the tank. (laughs) I'm not very proud.
If you could put yourself in a colleague's shoes for a day, who would it be?
So, some of the roles or jobs my colleagues do sound very interesting. Why not a colleague who does Networking holds. I've always been intrigued and curious about Networking. While it sounds complex, I would love to glimpse how emergency management, customer relations, and Network configuration work.
Could you tell us few words about your passions?
My passions are closely related to the third wish mentioned in the previous question. I love to paint, draw and do crafts with my son. It's a real moment of pleasure, of sharing that makes me feel that time stops and fills me with energy.
If you had an Aladdin lamp, what wishes would you make?
I would do so many (laughs). Some that come to mind are particularly close to my heart. My first wish would be to help underdeveloped countries. It's a subject that touches me a lot because I can't stand injustice and inequality.
Secondly, I would wish for a family trip to New York. That would be killing two birds with one stone because I would be fulfilling one of my father-in-law's wishes (laughs)
My last wish is to be successful and independent in an artistic and creative field. This is a part of my personality that I haven't had the opportunity to explore until now, stimulating me enormously.
What is your favorite Film or Series?
Difficult question (laughs). I have a lot of movie categories in mind, but they have yet to come to mind. Well, it's a bit of a cliché, but I prefer romantic films. There's one that particularly struck me: Save the Last dance. It's a profound, anti-prejudice Film that I find inspiring because the protagonists must fight for a better life.
If you had to choose a mentor, who would it be?
Oprah Winfrey's story is an accurate role model. She had a terrible childhood because of the awful things she went through. But she never gave up, and today she is one of the most influential women in the world—a model of resilience and courage.
What are your feelings about Sequotech ?
My feelings are positive, but we are only at the beginning of the project, and my activities are not profoundly impacted for the moment. It's hard to say more. In any case, we have great ambition, but let's try not to burn our wings. I would like to meet the employees of dbi services during a joint event between our two entities.