I am always filled with gratitude when I consider the topic of my career path at netlogx. I have had an amazing path through netlogx that has touched on more roles than I ever thought would be available to me when I first joined the company.
When I first even heard of netlogx, it was through a consultant named Rick Koen who knew I was looking to make a career change. I had been working in Law, since that’s about all you can do with a History/Religious Studies degree, and he mentioned that netlogx had a Fast Track program designed to train new consultants and expose them to the various service offerings netlogx offers. This immediately interested me, and I began my interview process. Through that process, the hiring coordinator at the time told me about the Outreach Consultants and the role that they played in the company.
I decided to pursue this since it aligned with my natural strengths, and in November 2017, I started with the Outreach team. My Outreach training and the experiences that came with it were nothing short of awesome. From traveling to meet with state legislators, sampling the latest virtual reality training (it was terrifying), working with Native American Tribes, and building phenomenal relationships along the way; I got to immerse myself in the mantra of everybody sells and doing the right thing for the right reasons for our clients.
While I was in Outreach, I also participated in the Fast Track program and worked as a Project Coordinator (PCr) for a few engagements. My first full-time PCr engagement was working with Joan Callahan at the Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County (HHC). Joan guided me through my PCr training and gave me a lot of the foundation that made me the Project Manager I am today.
I was fortunate to be at HHC from 2018 to 2021, and in that time, I got to do everything from work as a PCr, a Business Analyst (BA), and eventually a Project Manager (PM). During this time, I also got to serve as a Requirements Coordinator for the State of Arizona on a large procurement project managed by netlogx, where I was able to work under Barbara Zenor and learn from her and Tyler Fosnaugh.
Throughout this time, I was completing my Fast Track program and picked up my Six Sigma Green belt as well through the netlogx internal training, which I am now assisting in teaching. The combination of these experiences gave me the interest and motivation to become a professional project manager, so in late 2020 I began to prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, which I successfully passed in February of 2021.
Shortly after, netlogx graciously made me a Senior Consultant, the role I currently occupy. To further my education/skill set, I also picked up my Certified Scrum Master (CSM) in July of 2021. Today, I am a project manager working with multiple clients on several high-level initiatives from designing a PMO to creating a plan for returning back to normal after COVID-19.
netlogx is truly a company filled with opportunities, but more importantly, I have found it is filled with people that are invested in your success and will support you in your endeavors through their time, talents, and mentorship. I will always be grateful for this amazing career and even more grateful for the people who have been a part of it.