TKI People Awards: The KPI Institute Announces the Employee of the Month
The KPI Institute has announced Deofelyn Cristobal as the employee of the month for September.
The TKI People Awards series features the employees and teams recognized by The KPI Institute for going above and beyond expectations, excelling as team players, and creating a tremendous impact on the company.
Deofelyn, or Len, is the Head of Publishing at TKI. She oversees the publishing department’s operations as well as the development, production, and editing of content for publications, newsletters, and reports.
“As her being Head of Publishing, she helped a lot in developing new series for the Performance Magazine, and it was very helpful in promoting our employees. Also, she helped in developing new concepts – ContentDrive21 in such a short time. She continues to be super dedicated to what team work means, so that each project/task is completed successfully and flawlessly,” said Iulia Tutulan, Business Development Specialist at TKI.
What does receiving the Employee of the Month award mean to you?
Len: It means that as an employee, I have colleagues who make my job easy because they are generous with their time and they pour in their incredible talent each time we have a project or a task to accomplish. It means I’m able to fulfill my responsibilities as a publishing coordinator of ContentDrive21 because Daniel Ordonez, ILMS’ head of publishing and also my co-editor in the initiative, is reliable and approaches her work with a blend of professionalism and empathy.
Daniela Vuta, Agnes Ilyes, Iulia Tutulan, Andrei Costea, Dragos Anton, and Ashwin Jeebun inspire me with their amazing ideas, creativity, and work style. I’m also grateful for our business unit manager Cristina Mihăiloaie, who doesn’t run out of insights and strategies to share with me.
What’s your favorite accomplishment so far at TKI?
Len: Coming up with new ideas and executing them — whether they’re for operations or content development — is what I like most about my job.
When you’re faced with a challenge at work, how do you find a solution?
Len: Look at the problem from different perspectives. Filter what you’ll glean from them, focus on what you need, and make a decision that will help you achieve the best result. I also believe in strengthening your most useful asset that you can use in all types of situation. It means working on yourself more than simply dwelling on the problem. Challenges at work and in life will come and go, so it’s good to have principles and skills that will keep you grounded and undeterred.
What would be the three main career lessons that you have learnt thus far?
Len: The big ones have been said many times already. But sometimes, it’s the simplest ones that help make a difference. Keep all the ideas that come your way in a folder even if they sound impossible or silly at the moment; you’ll never know when you’ll need them. How you treat your colleagues says more about you than them. Lastly, try to be comfortable with not being comfortable with yourself because that type of discomfort means you may make mistakes and learn new things at the same time.