Life at Hexagon: Featuring Angela Christou

In this blog post we are pleased to introduce you to Angela Christou! Sales Support Lead – Salesforce Administrator APAC/China for PPM’s division

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your role at Hexagon?

I have worked at Hexagon for 8 years, starting out in Marketing as an Events Assistant. When I saw the job advertised I knew that it was the job for me (bonus the office was located down the road from my house). I would drive by every day and wave and say see you soon new job (crazy but it worked). I remember Kelli asking me the question “where do you see yourself in 5 years”? I said ”sitting in that desk over there as an Events Manager” and sure enough I was!

Eight years on and I have dipped my toe into Services as a Project Manager and now am part of the Sales Enablement Team, supporting APAC. I don’t think I would have been able to achieve so much without the support and mentoring of the leadership team and for that I am most grateful.

On a personal level my family consist of my husband Michael & my fur baby Vinny. We love to travel and go to the beach when we can (not that we have been able to do a lot of that lately – I live in Melbourne, Australia).

 

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

The people definitely. I have worked with so many great people over the years, some who I consider very good friends now. Also the culture at Hexagon is one that makes your job fun. It’s not always about work, we are a family and share so many experiences with each other, both personal and professional. We laugh and have fun, while we get the job done.

 

What did it mean to you to win the Employee Nominated Recognition Award this year?

It was a great honour. It is always really nice to be recognised by your peers. Sometimes I think we are own worst enemy and an award like this is a reminder to yourself that you are doing a good job and people recognise it

 

What would you like to achieve next, professionally or personally?

We would love to start a family eventually. We are also building a new house so looking forward to getting that all sorted. At work I want to excel in my new role and learn as much as I can. I want to keep on expanding my knowledge and growing. I am so fortunate to have already seen so many parts of the business – who knows what else it out there.

 

What have you learned about yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic?

It’s okay to have good days, bad days, happy or sad day etc. Every day is a new day.

Also lockdown is not that bad! There are people that are having a worse time than me – I learn to be grateful for everything that I have. Don’t sweat the small stuff, don’t over think everything and focus on things that I can change and manage.

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