Today, our Employee Spotlight Series showcases Sales Development Representative Kassie Ockford.
What’s your role at GR8 People?
I'm a sales development representative at GR8 People. My focus every day is on the outbound sales strategy for the company and ultimately sharing everything that GR8 People has to offer the world. I love thinking of new and creative ways to tell people about our product, pique their interest and hopefully become the reason why their day-to-day job is easier in the long run. It’s my goal to identify challenges that potential prospects face and provide them with practical solutions that will make their job easier and more rewarding.
What’s your favorite thing about working at GR8 People?
The energy and morale at GR8 People is contagious. Everybody wants everybody to succeed, and that’s my favorite thing about working here. We are constantly motivating and cheering each other on. I have played sports my whole life and thrive in a team-based environment. That is exactly how it feels to be a part of the GR8 People team. We are led and coached by amazing leaders and we all have each other’s backs as teammates. Not only do we support each other, but we do the same for our customers. We want them to succeed and to be their support system as if they were a part of the GR8 People team themselves.
What is something about you that would surprise people?
I played collegiate volleyball for all four years at Cabrini University. As I mentioned before, I love being a part of a team and I spent some of the best years of my life playing volleyball and forming lifelong friendships with my teammates. Another thing that might surprise people about me is that I’m an avid baker. I really enjoy trying out new recipes and decorating cakes and cupcakes with fun designs.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m an active person and enjoy spending my time doing outdoor activities and playing sports (specifically volleyball). Another one of my hobbies is home decorating—I’ve been spending a lot of time recently doing home improvement projects like painting my kitchen cabinets and counters and applying whitewash paint to my brick fireplace. It’s super therapeutic and tons of fun! I also love spending time with my dogs. I have two, named Jazmine and Abu (yes, their names are Aladdin-themed). Abu is an Australian Shepherd puppy and a recent addition to the family. Needless to say, I have my hands full with him and I am enjoying every second of puppyhood!
Fun Facts About Kassie
• Favorite food: French fries or donuts
• Superpower of choice: teleportation so I could easily see family members that don’t live close by
• Guilty pleasure: The Bachelor
• Greatest fear: public speaking
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