The #CultureFirst series is a chance to showcase the team here at Culture Amp. We asked everyone a few questions which will give you an opportunity to get to know each of us a bit better.
Joshua Bach - Customer Success Coach - New York City
With a background in Talent/HR operations and recruiting, Josh loves processes and discovering new ways to help customers and colleagues succeed. Josh is a self-proclaimed food (gluten free) critic and loves to break out in song & dance but secretly dislikes performing at karaoke.
Culture Amp: What can you do as a CAmper that you haven’t been able to do elsewhere?
Josh Bach: In an ever-changing world, Culture Amp allows me to bring my true self to work each and everyday. It has also allowed me to travel to new places and meet some of the most amazing people in existence.
CA: Best day you’ve ever had at work (here or anywhere else)?
JB: I've been working since the age of 13, so I have a lot to choose from. But one instance in particular comes to mind. I was working for Starbucks and it was right around the time that the Verismo was released and there was a big push for sales. They announced a competition and only three stores throughout the country could win a "huge" prize. We worked our butts off and my store was one of the winners! The prize? We were given the chance to meet Howard Schultz and have a personal Q&A with him. I'll will never forget sitting about five feet away from Howard as he listened to our voices and allowed himself to be vulnerable. One word...incredible.
CA: What do you geek out about outside from work?
JB: I could say politics, because it's true, but that's not very fun. So....drag queens. Definitely, drag queens.
CA: What did you want to be when you grew up?
JB: I wanted to be a businessman. So much so that I once dressed up as a "dead businessman" for Halloween and had a haunted briefcase full of spiderwebs, spooky sounds and candy eyes! Did I mention that I asked for a cash register on my birthday and a briefcase for Christmas?
CA: What is something about you not many people know?
JB: Not many people know that I was a semi-competitive tap dancer for 13 years.
CA: What does culture first mean to you?
JB: To me, culture first means allowing employees to use their voice. It's means breaking the norm when others refuse. And it's possessing, communicating and practicing strong values. When people feel valued, they are happier, more productive and take pride in contributing to overall success.
CA: What was the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
JB: The best piece of advice I've been given is to never undermine the struggles of another person because everyone struggles differently.
CA: If you could have one super power, what would it be?
JB: I would love the power of teleportation - for both myself and others. The ability to go anywhere in an instant? Yes, please!
CA: What was the first and last concert you attended?
JB: My first concert was Britney Spears, the Dream Within a Dream Tour. The last one was Andrew Bird, ironically a "first" for me.
CA: If you won the lottery what would you do first?
JB: If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is hire a lawyer.