Welcome to our fourth edition of Diversity at The Dude. With this series, we aim to amplify diverse voices within our company by sharing personal stories, experiences and perspectives, while championing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
This month, meet Faheem Amod, Client Services Consultant.
I am originally from South Africa and moved with my family to North Carolina when I was 9 years old. I completed my bachelor’s degree at East Carolina University. I started my career in the manufacturing arena but wanted to move into the faster pace of the software world. Once I joined The Dude, I spent some time on the sales side, getting to know our clients on the front end. Now, I am a Client Services Consultant for our education and government clients, where I get to visit our clients (pre-COVID-19) on a regular basis.
Prior to the pandemic, I traveled every week, visiting our clients all over the country. I love being able to get the full experience of everything our clients go through on a day-to-day basis and using that to inform how our products help them to do their best and most efficient work. Throughout the past few years, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to visit 37 states, including Alaska.
While that has obviously changed in the past year, our team has not missed a beat in staying in contact with our clients. We have moved our visits to Zoom, while keeping the same quality and attention every client deserves. I will admit it has been nice to sleep in my own bed a little more often!
My experience revolves around navigating and pivoting with a changing landscape. The tech field is a very diverse community, so taking time to get involved, attending educational events and constantly striving to create an inclusive environment are all necessities in our ever-changing workforce.
In relation to my role, it is always amazing to see the diversity in our client's organizations. I am so thankful to play a part in celebrating the unsung heroes on every level of facilities management.
Find an area that works for you, something you are passionate about and want to make a difference in. At the same time, don’t forget to take time for yourself and do things that you enjoy. Take time to travel, find a new hobby and do things that make you happy. That balance is key to doing your best work and take things in stride.