I joined Prialto in 2013 after two years teaching English and Science in the Peace Corps in the Philippines.
I wasn’t ready to give up my life of travel and adventure, and I was looking for a new challenge.
Adventure, travel, and growth
I became the Country Manager in the Philippines center. I had a lot of responsibility and the autonomy to lead as I saw fit.
And I learned an awful lot in a short time. Hiring, training, and managing 20-25 employees, matching them with members, operating during a natural disaster (typhoon). It was a steep curve.
I always had the support I needed from headquarters. The leadership had built an incredible team that worked together really well and guided me through it all.
That was so fun. I had new clients and new challenges every day—more learning by doing, this time about business operations. My last role before at Prialto was Director of Operations and Service Development, refining Prialto’s business operations.
At Prialto, I learned to raise my hand and say “yes” to new opportunities. I knew I might fail, but I also knew I would learn a lot and always had the support of the leadership. The experience served me well.
The Mintable empowers ambitious people managers to succeed. We accelerate their growth with a 4-week Manager Foundation program. Prialto was my first formal management experience and I'm putting all I learned to good use.