Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!
Name: Patrick H.
Location: Chicago, IL
Experience With Elevate K-12: 1 year
Current Role: Manager, Inside Sales
Describe what you do in one sentence.
I help our Sales Development Reps master their craft, supporting and guiding them to realize their full potential.
What excites you most about working at Elevate K-12?
The future of this company is what excites me the most. Elevate K-12 consists of some of the most passionate, mission-driven, client-focused professionals I’ve ever worked with. We are growing at such a rapid rate and it’s all because of the dedicated people throughout the organization!
What’s a “normal” day like for you at Elevate K-12?
There’s no such thing as a “normal” day at Elevate K-12. Every day brings a new adventure, a new challenge, a new opportunity – which makes working here so much fun! If I had to sum up what a “normal” day would look like, it would consist of spending time with my team and doing whatever it takes to help them become better and better each day.
What do you enjoy most about our culture?
The passion, the focus and the dedication of our team. We’re all here because we are on a mission to help provide all students access to the high-quality education they deserve.
Elevate K-12’s mission is to bring high-quality instruction to all students, no matter their zip code. What do you like most about impacting students in this way?
I’m so passionate about our mission because I truly believe that every student should have access to high-quality instruction. Before Elevate K-12, the students (in the districts we partner with) didn’t have a teacher or had an under-qualified teacher. Now, we’re able to give those students a high-quality (live streaming) instructor, a high-quality instruction experience, and a chance at getting a scholarship and going to a top-tier university. Without us, that may not have been an option. We’re able to give these students a chance and instill hope for the future!
Describe your best moment at Elevate K-12. Be specific!
My proudest moment was at the end of the first month our team met and exceeded our target. All the hard work put into building out processes, implementing tools, creating efficiencies, perfecting workflows, crafting messaging, clarifying reporting structures – it had all paid off. Now that we have the foundation built, I’m focused on continuing to work with the team to make them even better!
Tell us a little more about who you are–what do you like to do?
I love spending time at the gym and working out. If I’m not working or hanging out at home, you can find me at the gym. The most embarrassing song on my Spotify playlist I listen to while working out is probably ‘C’Mon’ by Ke$ha. I can’t turn down a slice of pizza, even if I tried. Before I die, I’m going to travel to Thailand and visit Machu Pichu. My go-to Karaoke song is probably ‘Tequila’ by The Champs.
Thanks, Patrick H.!