Meet Alexandra, Our August Employee of the Month!
At The KPI Institute, our mission is to pursue performance, in all its facets, and bring this knowledge to others who wish to improve both on an individual level and an organizational one. Outstanding employees that strive to lift their company to new heights, maximize its potential and strengthen its development, so that it becomes the best of the best, all the while harnessing this knowledge to better themselves as professionals – these are the people that inspire us.
Join us in our journey of interviewing some of the most extraordinary individuals that continue to make The KPI Institute a role-model for others to follow. In today’s edition, we will be featuring August’s Employee of the Month, Alexandra Pescaru.
1. What is your role at The KPI Institute and what makes it special?
As Director of Inbound Marketing for The KPI Institute, I am the coordinator of all the creative teams and corporate communications departments, conceptualizing and orchestrating all the marketing campaigns that effectively reinforce and build our brand’s image.
What makes my role special is, first and foremost, my spectacular team! I really want to use this opportunity to speak about these wonderfully talented people! I coordinate five departments: Marketing, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, IT and Online Platforms, and I must say that never in my entire career have I met such dedicated, talented and creative professionals. They’ll always go the extra mile for a project, always give their best and always try to better themselves and their work. It’s honestly a fantastic honor to be part of such a team and also a unique chance for me to grow and continuously learn.
So please allow me to say thank you to them for all their wonderful work and to pass this award forward to each and every one of them!
2. How did it feel to be nominated and selected as Employee of the Month?
It felt fantastic! I was nominated by my team after only three months of working for The KPI Institute. I must say that no matter what prestigious awards or forms of recognition I received before, this is my biggest professional accomplishment so far. Not the award itself, but the nomination by my team. As I previously stated, they are stellar marketing professionals, so to gain their respect and recognition is definitely something unique and special! So, thank you so much guys! I can only hope I’ll rise up to your challenges and manage to prove I am worth the honor of working in this position.
3. What do you find most challenging at The KPI Institute?
I wonder if saying that the challenge is rising to the challenge would make sense to anyone? Working for The KPI Institute has proven to be the biggest professional challenge for me so far. The field is complex, the activity reaches almost all continents, countless countries and implicitly so many consumers and requires such complex manners of communicating messages. It’s a beautifully challenging and rewarding work!
4. What would be the three main career lessons that you have learnt thus far?
I’ve worked in several companies so far, and I have learned many things during my tenure. One important thing I have learned is that as you grow up in your position, the responsibility keeps increasing. You will be more and more responsible for not only your actions but your team’s performance, as there are more variables than only doing your job right. The greater you grow, the longer you have to deal with people around you and be open to ideas from all members of staff.
It’s not just about doing it right, but about helping everyone on the team, which is what ultimately leads to the success of a concerted effort in any project. Being effective as an individual and at the same time being a team player, being proficient at time management, people management, giving timely constructive feedback and being open to feedback and to the ideas that can come from any corner – these are the key things I have learned in my career so far.