What is your role and background with Walker Advertising?

I have been with Walker Advertising for a little over a year as a business development executive driving sales for Walker Advertising. While being in a sales role at Walker Advertising, I have gotten to go to conferences and really take pride in being a face for the company while at the events. Being able to meet people in person, not just behind the screen, has been amazing and I have I really enjoyed that I don’t have to change to be part of in-person sales. I am allowed to thrive at something I am good at while also still being me.

How do you feel the commitment to professional development is going?

I think I have developed professionally in a multitude of ways. I get support from my direct managers as well as higher ups within the company to make sure I am supported. For being a remote first workforce, the entire team makes sure that we are connected and developing as expected even with being remote.

What is the most interesting place you have logged on for work?

I have flipped open the laptop at all the conferences that I get to go to in Miami, Vega, Denver, San Diego. I have also been able to login from my local Gym or while on the road. Honestly just being able to work on the fly has been great. Sometimes I have had to pull of to the side of the road to log in real quick when the team needs help or if a client reaches out. And just having that option makes it easier.

Has this flexibility affected your ability to grow as a professional?

“I think overall it has given me just the general flexibility to get better results. It’s a balancing act. You want some flexibility, but you also don’t want to be out on an island where you aren’t apart of a team and feel like you’re on your own. Walker is able to balance that.”

I have been able to do what I need to do while also being able to be remote. Sometimes it takes a certain kind of person that can manage their schedule but overall, I have haven’t seen any issues with my personal development or professional development.

How would you characterize Walker’s culture?

This is tough because Culture is such a broad term. If I had to pick, I would say inclusive and flexible. Overall, everyone has a cool part to play and really, we just have a fun group of people that are from all walks of life. We are doing a great thing to help the Hispanic community get legal representation and it shows within Walkers Teams and Culture.

Any first day advice for our new hires in your department?

My first day advice would be to work hard and work smart. In sales, and just life, it’s important to leave it all out on the field and just give it all you got. We can’t go back to yesterday and we can’t control tomorrow, so we live for today. Leave it all on the field today and just do your best.