Hi Evie, let’s start with your background before Signol.
Well, I have been working since I was five so this could take a while! But most recently, I worked in program management and global projects. Specifically in legal, best practice/innovation, HR and operations/safety. This multidisciplinary background has given me a strong foundation with which to build and serve all the various functions in my current role at Signol.
So, how did you get involved in Signol?
I was really interested in working with a company focused on sustainability and climate change. Being an avid traveler myself, the impact and importance of our technology and methodology was immediately apparent (especially within air travel) and I wanted to be a part of it! I moved across the pond for this job and I couldn’t be happier!
How has your role at Signol evolved over the past year?
It’s getting more refined as we grow. With a start-up this small, in the beginning, everyone rolls up their sleeves and digs in to do whatever is needed. But slowly, more people are coming on board and taking over specific jobs - allowing us to really look at our strategic plan and focus on those areas that need more definition and expansion.
In the future I’lll be refining our people support area, looking at how we continue to attract top-notch people, stay competitive in a constantly changing recruitment market, and keep our operating principles at the heart of everything we do.
We are a really great group of interesting and kind people - and I say that with all honesty and humility. Like many tech start-ups in the last few years, we have gone through a few bumps and bruises, but the team has remained strong and focused on delivering for our customers. Signol is an innovator, and our employees are part of a huge global push to address climate change - in a trackable, easy, quick and proven way. And I get to be here to help encourage, guide and develop the most important ingredient to Signol’s success - its people. How lucky am I?!?!
Sounds like you have had an interesting career. What do you think makes Signol different from other organisations you have worked with?
For one, everyone working here really believes in our core ‘why’ - to reduce carbon emissions. We have all come on board based on what our product does and can do to positively impact the world we live in. The Board and c-suite leaders are all really good people as well. They are strategic, intelligent, passionate and compassionate people who work everyday to make us successful. Not just for themselves, but for the entire team. That is fantastic - and rare, humbling, and energising! I know it is SO cliché because it is overused, but it really is our employees who live our ‘why’. Who we choose to be as people, working together for a common purpose. Our team is this hodge podge of people from fascinating backgrounds with lots of heart, talent and drive!
You mentioned your multidisciplinary background earlier. How has that served you in your career?
I have always believed that one of the best things a young person can do as they start their career is say ‘yes’. Yes to new skills, yes to new challenges, yes to new responsibilities and yes to meeting new people. You just never know where that will lead and what funky crayon it may add to your box of colours! For instance, I worked as a global project manager for one of the largest law firms in the world, designing and implementing their first worldwide new employee onboarding program and platform. I had done a multitude of projects over the years, in HR, legal, safety, and a variety of other areas - but had never worked on such a large scale project before. Thankfully though, I was able to dig into my kaleidoscope box of crayons and connect, create and curate an amazing product at the end. That is what happens when you stay open to new opportunities and lessons, focused on challenging yourself and remaining curious to what is possible.
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Signol is a software platform that draws on insights from behavioral economics to encourage employees to make more efficient decisions. Signol provides personalized feedback through multiple communication channels, as well as data analysis for managers. In aviation, Signol aims to use behavioral "nudges" and incentives to reduce pollution and fuel waste and cut operating costs.