When you merge companies you spend a lot of time educating employees and existing customers on the benefits and big picture as to why these companies have decided to come together. Its great to see when customers and employees really “get” the value and do see the big picture. In our company, there has been no better demonstration of that than from Sarah Blik, our August Employee of the month and Sales Champion for Predix. We call her the ultimate team player, or as her leader put it, “She will play on anyone’s team to help them with their goal our objective.”
Demonstrating our core values around ease, value and trust is something Sarah does everyday. Value comes from understanding the big picture and being able to demonstrate that to our customers – she does that with Ease and has earned the Trust of every BLS employee she comes in touch with. Patience and process is something you will always get from Sarah, and she demonstrated some serious patience when she and Lori Coruccini were staying in Nashville with the Gaylord explosion earlier this year. That experience enabled her to remove sleeping in the Grand Ole Opry for one night off her life “bucket list” too!
Get to know Sarah a little bit more by checking out some fun facts about her:
1. How many siblings do you have?
2 sisters and 1 brother (I’m the baby)
2. What is your favorite movie?
Sound of Music (love to watch that one with the kids)
3. What is your favorite band?
Wow that is hard I like all kinds of music – I guess I would say U2 and Santana
4. What is your favorite vacation spot?
Hawaii – I love the beaches there…Mexico also used to be one of my favorites….
5. What was your high school’s mascot?
6. What is the weirdest combination of foods you have eaten?
Deep fried cheese curds dipped in sour cream and ketchup (healthy I know) or frog legs ( ick and yes they do taste like chicken)
7. What is/was the name of your favorite pet?
Zach and Zoey our 2 dogs!
8. What was your first car?
A Datsun B210 ( it was an old rust pit that had rotted floor boards so when I went through puddles I put my feet up- safe I know)
9. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Norway and Sweden (go see where my family came from)
10. Would you rather sky dive, bungee jump, zip line, or parasail?
Parasail – I’m not sure I could ever sky dive or bungee jump!
11. What is the funniest saying you have heard working here?
That Justin cracked his tail bone – no pun intended….sorry Justin but it was funny. I hope he has recovered.
12. If you could eat dinner with anyone from the past, present, or future, who would it be and why?
My great grandmother as she lived to be 100 and there were a few things I remember of her but I was young when she passed away and don’t remember a lot. I would love to talk with her more about our heritage and her times and how she grew up. I used to ask her, granny, how did you live so long? She used to say, Sarah baby, you be nice to people, you pay your bills, and when you get a sore throat gargle with pickle juice. That makes me want to hear more!
Sarah, on behalf of the entire BLS leadership team – we congratulate you on being our August employee of the month!