Amy has worked in the biotech/ health tech industry for over 10 years in finance, business development, and marketing roles. She spent two years traveling the world before joining a company where she has the opportunity to share her passion for travel.
What is your favorite travel memory?
I spent over 2 years backpacking the world on a solo trip. I have so many favorite travel memories but if I have to pick just one it would be hiking the Inca trail in Peru. We spent 4 days trekking through breathtaking scenery to arrive before dawn in the lost city of Macchu Pichu. It was an absolutely magical experience.
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
iXperience creates epic journeys of growth that unlock our community's potential. This includes employees, students, partners and hopefully everyone's life that we have the opportunity to touch. I can personally testify that I have grown a lot both personally and professionally since joining the company almost a year ago. I have enjoyed stretching myself in coaching and mentoring roles.
What is the best story you've heard from a return student?
I am responsible for designing the internship experiences for our students. It is always inspiring to hear how traveling to a new country helps student's develop a global mindset. One of our consulting interns did a project with a consulting company in Cape Town and had their work mapping the health tech industry published in Venture Burn. Inspiring to hear how this work experience will make a difference in her career.
If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?
I would choose the Accelerate program in Lisbon. I visited Lisbon last year for a weekend and fell in love with the city. After traveling for so long, I have been seeking out more meaningful travel experiences rather than only visiting popular tourist destinations. The opportunity to explore Lisbon and also learn a valuable skill and gain work experience is very appealing.
What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?
iXperience has a vision of creating a truly global campus that redefines the way that higher education is delivered. The rate of technological change is happening so fast that we won't be able to predict what skills are required in the workplace of the future, but we can and do strive to ignite a lifelong passion for learning in our students. We believe the magic is in the combination of travel, learning a new skill and gaining practical work experience.
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
I believe the most important factor in being a successful company is relentless attention to the customer's voice. A company is created to provide something of value to the world. We may have ideas about what is valuable, but ultimately, what is most important is what is valuable to our customers. As long as we continue to listen and follow that path, we should be able to keep growing and having an impact.