Welcome to another edition of our Staff Spotlight series, where we highlight the exceptional team members at Strata Health. Today, we are thrilled to introduce Melanie Schick, who serves as the Training Lead for Strata Health UK.
📍 Works from: Higham, Kent, UK
🌎 Born in: Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
▶ Favourite food: Pizza
▶ Hobbies: Cycling, gardening, making pizza, baking bread
▶ Currently binge-watching: Yellow Stone
▶ Last song listened to: “Walk Like a Bad*ss”, Florence + The Machine
▶ On the bucket list: Making pizza in Naples, Italy
Q: What drew you to Strata Health?
A: The obvious answer is that I’ve lived and breathed Strata for 20 years, being married to Clint. However, as a nurse, I’ve always been keenly interested in the work he was doing and jumped at the chance to get involved once the opportunity arose.
Q: How long have you been with the company?
A: Coming up to 10 years!
Q: What does your job entail?
A: I am responsible for training our clients, to ensure they are well versed and comfortable using our software. As well as creating and managing our training material repository.
Q: What do you think sets you apart in your field?
A: I believe my nursing background provides me with a unique perspective on how our clients could benefit from and incorporate our software into their daily routines. The challenges I have faced align nicely with my professional successes, as transitioning from the world of nursing to the world of technology has occasionally been difficult. However, after a lot of learning and practice, I have been able to utilize the experiences from both fields to successfully understand the training needs of our clients.
Q: Tell us about a professional success story that you’re proud of.
A: My professional success stories all stem from that moment at the end of a Go-Live when staff feedback that we’ve been able to make their transition to a new system ‘easier’.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: “Learn from your mistakes; act on what you’ve learned”.
Q: How would your best friend describe you in three words?
A: Smiley, witty, loyal.
Q: Tell us a surprising or fun fact about you.
A: I’ve been making pizza every Friday night for going on 30 years, hence the dream of going to Naples to learn from the pros.