New Role, New Team & New Country!
On my first day in my new role in Travel & Lifestyle Services (TLS), I was able to take a business trip to Toronto, Ontario for a site visit with my new boss. (Do not worry I did not relocate to Canada) I would be lying if I said I was not a bit intimidated to be travelling with my boss my first few days on the job - what would I talk to him about, would we get along or would I do something silly or embarrassing in front of him? Thankfully all of these concerns were mostly in my head as I think I hopefully made a good impression.
The trip was very quick as we had landed on Monday afternoon, around 2:30 PM, due to delays, and left by end of day on Tuesday, less than 48 hours later. However, even in this short period of time I was able to learn a lot. I was able to:
- See how senior leaders at my company thing
- Listen to a call into the call center from the view of a Travel & Lifestyle consultant
- Hear the mindsets of what is and is not working and how senior leaders viewed these matters
- View the company from an international perspective
As part of TLS, the team creates, fosters and manages the relationships with some of the most high end hotels, including the Shangri-La hotel where I had the pleasure of staying and Baco where had dinner on Monday night. While we were at dinner, we learned it was the regional VP’s birthday, so of course we had to celebrate while we were there!
Sadly, while I did not have any time to explore, but I did get a much better understanding of my new team, TLS. I excited for my new role and what the future may hold!
Check out my next post for a lifestyle focus on my trip to Toronto and stay tuned for more of my travel adventures! (Hopefully)