Welcome to UPLevel’s first Meet the Team blog post, a monthly Q&A session with members of our awesome Work Family. We’re excited for you to get to know our team!
This month, the spotlight is on Mona, Senior Executive Support and Finance Lead…
Q: What’s your name?
A: Mona P
Q: What three words would you say describe you best?
A: Loyal, Ethical, Diligent
Q: When did you join the UPLevel Work Family?
A: February 1, 2001
Q: What is your role with UPLevel?
A: Senior Executive Support and Finance Lead
Q: Is this a role you would have envisioned yourself in 10 years ago?
A: No, I wouldn’t have envisioned myself in this role
Q: We would love to hear about your professional journey that led to this role. Care to share?
A: After an exciting 2 year administrative role in a distribution company for The Bay in Alberta, I relocated to Ontario to be closer to family. After a brief maternity leave, I put on my Unemployment Application form that I was interested in banking. That very quickly put me in a position with National Bank where I stayed and learned all aspects of small branch operations – daily banking, investing, lending, … After a 15 year tenure, word was out in the community that the branch was scheduled to close and after being recommended to Tracey, I found myself out of work for all of 2 days before entering into a receptionist position with Credit Risk Management.
Q: Who was your role model growing up?
A: My Dad
Q: What skill would you love to learn, at work or in general?
A: I would really have to think long about that and know the computer would time me out.
Q: What would you say is the most fulfilling part of your role at UPLevel?
A: Interaction with my work family
Q: What is one experience you’ve had in the past week that truly exemplified UPLevel’s Culture of Caring?
A: It was a very busy day that found me extremely focused and out of nowhere, a co-worker brought me a coffee and set it on my desk.
Q: If you had to choose one “focus word” to represent your mindset and goals for the next year, what would it be?
Q: What’s your favourite piece of office equipment?
A: The calculator!
Q: Which time period would you visit in history?
A: The 1930’s and 1940’s on the Canadian prairies.