Welcome to Fluid Truck’s Trucker Spotlight blog! We love highlighting our awesome Truckers and introducing you to the great people behind Fluid Truck.

At Fluid Truck, our product is people. We bring in smart, talented people with a lot of ambition and give them the opportunity to grow and expand their skill sets rapidly. Our end goal is to equip every person who joins our team with the skills they need to one day grow beyond us and create incredible things on their own. Interviews are edited for clarity.

Meet Laura T: Fluid Truck’s Learning and Development Facilitator based in Bogota, Colombia.. Laura’s been at Fluid Truck for three years, and her duties include training and onboarding new Truckers in the US and Buenos Aires, creating training materials, and creating processes for departments across the company. 

She’s a shining star on Fluid Truck’s HR team –– Keep reading to learn more about Laura!

What’s your favorite part of your job? 

I really love my job! The best thing is seeing people growing and learning and then getting promoted into other roles. I feel like I'm part of the growth process, so it's amazing when I see people getting into new departments or promoted. That's the most rewarding part.

When you aren’t working, what are you usually doing? 

I love to travel! If I can, I will be. Even if it's not too far from home. I like to be outside and in touch with nature, so I try to go to parks or go out to any green area.

Do you have any pets?
Yes! I have my little Lola! She's 14 years old. She'll be my forever baby.

Do you have any secret talents?
I don’t know if it's a secret, but I love longboarding. So I skate! That's my way to get to places. I don't take public transport, I usually bike or longboard. I love it. I love the freedom of your body taking you to another place.

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Something that helps me daily is learning how to prioritize. We have a bunch of different projects, and at first it's easy to be overwhelmed not know where to start. So my manager said, “let's learn how to prioritize, focus on that, and make sure you're performing at a high level.” Then once you do that, you can move forward. That was game-changing for me.

If you could have a Fluid Truck full of one thing, what would it be?

Maybe little pets. Like baby animals. I can picture driving my van with little pets and driving them around. Taking them to the beach and stuff. It's my dream to have a big house with tons of puppies.

Do you have a favorite quote?

"I'm alive!" I have a tattoo of it. It was a quote in a book that reminds me that sometimes we focus too much on the little details. You could be stuck in a situation, but if you see the whole picture, just calm down and relax - you are alive today. Like, seize the day. Just remind yourself that.

What motivates you at work? 

A lot of things! On my team, we are growing the department and that's my motivation. We started this department from scratch, so seeing it grow to the next level is awesome. 

If you had a TED Talk, what would it be about? 

It would be related to my career. I studied to be a radio broadcaster, and there's a lot that comes with communication. We think it's easy, but there's actually a lot of things to make you good at delivering the right message to the right audiences. I used to have a radio show in Argentina, with a couple of classmates. It was every Friday after I ended my shift at Fluid Truck, and it was all about music.

So my TED Talk would be related to communication styles, or life on the radio, or the history or something like that. I just love the idea of how you can get so close to people that you'd never get to know, but they listen to you and you create a connection with people.

What’s your favorite snack? 

Tostones (fried plantains), which are called patacones in Colombia.

What would you tell someone who wants to come work at Fluid Truck?

Growth opportunities! That's the first thing that comes to mind. It happened to me -- I started in customer care three years ago, then I changed my role to systems facilitator, and then I was a learning and development facilitator. This was the first time in my whole life I found all of those growth opportunities and found a place where I could learn so much from other areas. The cool part of L&D is that you can understand how other departments work, so you can see a bigger picture of the whole company.

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