In the vibrant tapestry of a successful organization, certain threads stand out for their brilliance, dedication, and unwavering commitment. Today, we are thrilled to spotlight one exceptional individual who embodies these qualities – our very own Wasim Shabir, Strata Health’s 2023 Employee of the Year.
As we reflect on the journey that led us here, it’s impossible to ignore Wasim’s impact on our Strata Health team. From the inception of our Employee of the Month program, Wasim’s name has risen to the top, capturing a staggering 13% of all peer-to-peer nominations. This level of consistency doesn’t occur by happenstance; instead, it is evidence of his exceptional contributions and his impact on others.
Wasim’s devotion to the success of our organization has never been more apparent than in the face of his current challenges. Despite navigating serious health issues, his determination remains unshaken. He continues to be a pillar of support for every member of our team, an inspiration that reminds us all that dedication knows no bounds.
But Wasim’s impact isn’t solely confined to the professional realm. As a leader, he has shown a remarkable aptitude for fostering a sense of belonging within our team. His thoughtful gestures showcase his genuine care and dedication. These qualities make him not just a manager, but a mentor and a friend.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements, we are thrilled to announce Wasim as our 2023 Employee of the Year. And in keeping with his selflessness and generosity, Strata Health has donated £500 to Wasim’s chosen charity, Penny Appeal’s Feed Our World Campaign, a reflection of his values.
Wasim’s journey with Strata Health has been one of dedication, commitment, and inspiration. You’ve shown us what it means to be a true team player, a compassionate leader, and a shining example of resilience. This honour is not just an accolade; it’s a heartfelt recognition of the difference you make every day.
Congratulations, Wasim. This is an achievement richly deserved.
I am truly honoured and humbled to receive this recognition. First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to the entire team here at Strata Health. This award is not just a reflection of my efforts but a testament to the incredible support, collaboration, and dedication of every member of our organization.
I also want to thank our leadership team for providing an environment that fosters growth, innovation, and continuous learning. It’s within this context that I’ve been able to thrive and make a meaningful contribution to our company’s mission.
As a dedicated professional, my foremost aim has always been to be a valuable and effective member of the team. In pursuit of this goal, I hold a firm belief that every accomplishment is the result of collective effort, and thus, I gratefully share this award with my exceptional colleagues who have stood alongside me, generously offering their expertise, unwavering encouragement (and patience’s), and genuine friendship throughout my tenure here. Receiving this recognition is an immense privilege, especially considering the numerous deserving individuals within our ranks. Earning the respect and regard of my colleagues and peers represents the pinnacle of achievement for me.
This award motivates me to keep pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve together as a team and as an organization. I’m excited about the future of Strata Health, and I’m eager to contribute to our continued growth and success.
Once again, thank you all for this incredible honour.
As Henry ford said…
“Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.“Wasim Shabir, BSc(Hons)
Director – Technical Sales & Interoperability UK
Strata Health Solutions
Spotlighting Excellence: Wasim’s Staff Spotlight Interview
📍 Works from Birmingham, United Kingdom
🌎 Born in England
▶ Favorite food: Moroccan Mixed Grill
▶ Hobbies: Drawing, Chess, Gaming, Rock Climbing, Cycling, Thai Boxing
▶ Currently binge-watching: Good Omens / Full Custom Garage
▶ Last song listened to: Linkin Park – Roads Untraveled / 2WEI, Tommee Profitt & Fleurie – Mad World
Q: What drew you to Strata Health?
After gaining experience with prominent blue-chip companies across various aspects of healthcare and IT, what ultimately influenced my decision was the organizational culture and the people. Being a part of a team that fosters an atmosphere of respect, transparency, proactive engagement, and innovative thinking deeply resonated with me on a personal level.
Q: How long have you been with the company?
A: 9 years
Q: What does your job entail?
A: I’d describe it as a hybrid role that brings together several key disciplines, spanning consultative selling, stakeholder management, traditional business development, account & relationship management, service delivery, digital transformation, data design & architecture and interoperability and management of the local support & Integration team.
Q: What do you think sets you apart in your field?
A: What differentiates me in my field is a fusion of diverse skills and an unwavering commitment to excellence. With a background that combines technical expertise and strong sales & interpersonal skills, I bridge the gap between technical teams and non-technical stakeholders, ensuring projects align with broader organizational goals. My enthusiasm for innovation and continuous learning propels me to anticipate challenges, identify opportunities, and propose creative solutions, positively impacting projects and organizations. Moreover, my ability to excel under pressure and deliver results showcases my resilience. This distinctive blend of technical proficiency, consultative selling, innovation, and determination empowers me to drive success in any role I undertake.
Q: What challenges have you faced in your career?
A: In my career, I’ve encountered various challenges that have helped shape my professional growth. One significant challenge I faced was the management of large, diverse teams with differing work styles and personalities. Effective team dynamics are crucial for success, and learning to harness each team member’s strengths while addressing conflicts constructively has been a rewarding but demanding aspect of my career.
Q: Tell us about a professional success story that you’re proud of.
A: Leading a cross-functional team, I successfully overhauled and multilingualized a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Platform, selling it in international markets. Amid technical complexities and varied international stakeholder expectations, we delivered on time, surpassing functionality expectations. This success not only bolstered our client’s confidence in our services, but our US client then procured the company. It was a testament to the power of collaboration and problem-solving, and it’s a project I’m immensely proud of because it showcased our ability to overcome challenges and deliver exceptional results.
Equally, I swiftly secured the quickest Strata PathWays deal six weeks after joining in 2014, followed by another successful deal at week 12.
Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?
A: Work Smart, not hard.
Q: How would your best friend describe you in three words?
A: If my best friend were to describe me in three words, they might say: Reliable, Meticulous, Sarcastic
Q: Tell us a surprising or fun fact about you.
A: I’m a qualified Thai boxing instructor and also fought competitively between the ages of 18 – 24.
Congratulations once more, Wasim, on this well-deserved recognition. Your remarkable talent, unwavering dedication, and sincere commitment to making a difference are a tremendous asset to Strata Health. We are truly fortunate to have you on our team! We look forward to witnessing your continued success and the positive impact you will undoubtedly make in the future!