Kody, Account Executive, Targeting Growth and Progress in a Career
I am driven by growth, progress. I feel fulfilled when I recognize that I've improved or bettered my situation, or others' situations.
Qualtrics is customer obsessed. I was initially attracted to the company because it's a fast-paced, resource-rich enterprise with a set of very cool products. But I stay because I've been so impressed by how driven our leadership team is to provide relevant value to customers. A great example is the COVID-19 crisis. A month into a work-from-home environment, we had already introduced upwards of a dozen free solutions to help the healthcare industry promote clinician wellness feedback and improve patient trust.
What attracted you to Qualtrics in the first place?
A dedicated health care business.
What surprised you most about working at Qualtrics?
I was surprised by how kind and supportive our team is. I assumed because we hire top-caliber talent from the best universities and companies from all over the world that I would experience an air of ego. But it's been the opposite. I'm inspired that so many smart people are willing to partner, mentor, help, and learn from each other.
What are your aspirations in your career/life?
One day I'd like to get off the grid and raise my own orchard farm. Slow down, simplify, and work the land. I yearn for consistency and the "old fashioned" life.
What is your top #LifeHack?
I found that the best way to wake up early in the morning is to create an order to follow at night and right after my alarm goes off, right down to the simplest details (e.g., lay out exercise clothes before bed, drink a cup of water after waking, place my phone in the bathroom so I have to walk to turn off my alarm, weigh myself, etc.).
How have you become involved in the community at Qualtrics?
I recently joined MosaiQ, a group that promotes diversity. I believe in the principles of mutual respect and fair opportunity. Plus, it's a great way to meet people with different backgrounds and experiences than mine.
|Kody is an alumnus of Utah Valley University and the University of Utah and started his career at KLAS. His family’s claim to fame is that his grandpa (who he’s named after) played professional baseball for the Cleveland Indians in the 1950s. His jersey is hanging in his basement exercise room and was raised as a Cleveland fan.|
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