WISE Member of the Month: August 2022

Member of the month

Each month, WISE selects a member of the community to share their sales knowledge and story. We are excited to announce Kelly Costa as our August 2022 Member of the Month!

Kelly is currently working as Account Executive at OpsLevel and joined the WISE community in 2022.

What is your professional mantra?

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” This quote appealed to me as an excellent metaphor when I was trying to improve my management skills. 

Sometimes, I try to be the candle, motivating others by example. I grew up in a rural part of Brazil and was the first person in my family to have a college degree. I always knew my aspirations were bigger than any obstacles, and I’ve overcome many barriers to be in the position I am in now. I want to inspire and motivate others so they see that anything they work hard for can be achieved, and it doesn’t matter where you were born or what your social class is. 

When others are the candle, I want to be the mirror reflecting their light by supporting and collaborating with them to enhance their talent, ideas, and values. Building a habit of reflecting the light of others is mutually beneficial because you ultimately become a better mentor and manager.

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What is one goal you have for the end of the year?

By the end of this year, I want to graduate from my psycholinguistics classes and feel as confident speaking English as I do in my native language. This is especially helpful in my career because now I can feel prepared to work with regions outside the LATAM market and communicate better with my coworkers and customers.  

How do you unwind after a busy week?

After a busy week, I like to pick at least five activities that will be physically and mentally pleasant. Most of the time, I play with my dogs, listen to my favorite podcast while cleaning or gardening (I just got poison ivy rashes this week), play Tetris, watch a movie and try a new restaurant.

I believe taking the time to recover from any stress I had during the week allows me to be more present, productive, and effective, both at work and in my personal life. 

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