Welcome to Fluid Truck’s Employee Spotlight blog - where we highlight one of our awesome employees once a week so that you can meet the people behind Fluid Truck!
At Fluid Truck, our product is people. We bring in smart, talented people with a lot of ambition and we give them the opportunity to grow and expand their skill sets rapidly. Our end goal is to equip every person who joins our team to one day grow beyond us to create incredible things on their own. Learn more about our employees every week! Interviews are edited for clarity.
Week Four: Meet Liz L.
Liz is Fluid Truck’s National Sales Manager, based here in Denver. If there’s a question you need answered about anything Fluid-related, Liz is your source for answers: she’s one of the earliest employees and is in charge of training every sales manager that starts here. She’s hard-working, always willing to help, and a wonderfully kind soul. And, like many of our talented colleagues, there is much more than meets the eye with her! Keep reading to learn more about the Lovely Liz L.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I love spending time with my kids and my granddaughter! Love my family. That's my priority!
Do you support any sports teams?
I don't have any that I really support, but I volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club. It's a fun rec center across the street from our office, so we try to donate to the food drive and everything. They've got a basketball team and stuff that's fun to watch too.
What is your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is meeting new people and being able to create relationships with them. I have such a close relationship with my DSPs [that’s Delivery Service Providers] - they're so much more than just a customer. To have those really close relationships with them is my favorite part. I love building long-lasting relationships. Also I LOVE the culture at work - I am so blessed to have a great team!
Do you have any secret talents?
Well, it's not so much of a talent, but I went to school to be a massage therapist! I went to the Chinese School of Medicine and did a lot of massage therapy as volunteer work. Most people don't know that I'm a licensed massage therapist. I love it!
What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
It's something my teacher said in 6th grade: “You're not losing, you're learning.” I’ve kept it in my head since then and I’ve added to it. Now I look at it every morning on my phone:
There’s no losing, only learning.
There’s no failure, only opportunities.
There’s no problems, only solutions.
Failure is the mother of all success.
It’s not always about making it, it’s about maintaining it.
If you were going to have a TED Talk, what would it be about?
Something like, "don't let anything stop you because you can definitely make it through life." I grew up in the projects in a family of 10 kids, and seeing all the violence around us, and everyone telling you that you're not going to make it.... yes you can make it! Don't let people tell you that. I am a prime example of that. People told me my life wouldn't be anything, but look at me now! I'm a national sales manager! I talk to teen moms who say they're going to quit school, but I talk to them and it's so fulfilling because I was in their shoes. And I know that if you don’t let anything get in your way, and you work hard, you can make it work.
If you could have a Fluid Truck full of something - all for yourself - what would you want?
If I'm treating myself, I just love purses. Or maybe a ton of different candles and aromatherapy creams. Something relaxing and calming.
If someone wanted to work for Fluid Truck, what would you tell them?
We have the most amazing fluid team. With family and culture. I just love working at Fluid. Everyone just gets along. I've never been in a job where everyone is about teamwork. You're coming into a company where you'll find that culture and find that support. Not just to you as an employee, but if you ever need anything - family stuff, anything - we're a Fluid family and you have that support. To work at a company where you have a CEO that takes the time to listen to you, and he cares what you have to say - that's so uncommon.