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.
Steven Ly - Coach, Customer Success
Steven is ranked in the top 0.0000014% of survey designers in the world. He is also the resident Culture Amp table tennis ring in (so we all refuse to play him).
Culture Amp: What can you do as a CAmper that you haven’t been able to do elsewhere?
Steven Ly: Turning up to client meetings on my bike and having clients loving the fact that we do so.
CA: Best day you’ve ever had at work?
SL: Being pulled into a sales pitch and called upon to answer some tough questions. Nothing like having the adrenalin pumping and leaving a good impression.
CA: What do you geek out about outside from work?
SL: I’m a flavor of the month kind of guy. Right now it’s Fantasy NBA - it has a mixture of sports, math and research in a competitive mixing pot. I built my own simulator.
CA: What did you want to be when you grew up?
SL: An accountant. That was working out really well until I failed first year Accounting. I ended up marrying an accountant so I get to live vicariously through them.
CA: What is something about you not many people know
SL: I own four bicycles. Things got a little out of hand. Some call it an obsession, I call it a “passion.”
CA: What’s on your playlist this week?
SL: Craig David - Born to Do It
CA: Where would you go on an all expense paid trip tomorrow?
SL: Space. Outer space would be cool, but I’d settle for inner space.
CA: What does workplace culture mean to you?
SL: It is a place where people with shared beliefs and behaviors come together to achieve a common goal. It is the “vibe" that is born by the founders but is nurtured and owned by every employee.
CA: Do you have any startup / culture idols?
SL: Tony Hsieh is a bit of a (cult)ure hero to me. He somehow manages to keep coming up with these seemingly crazy ideas and ends up implementing them with varying degrees of success.
CA: What was the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
SL: “It doesn’t matter what you do just try to be the best at it.” This is number one reason for me being comfortable with who I am.