What is a Values Champion?
At Sandberg Phoenix, our values speak to the core of who we are as people and as a firm. To celebrate individuals who live our values, we recognize one person every other month who has gone above and beyond their responsibilities to make this a great place to work.
Highlighted Value: We Take Responsibility.
Payne is incredibly gracious and accommodating, acting immediately on any issues we have and solving any problems we have with maximum client service. Payne takes it as his personal responsibility to go above and beyond in managing our firm’s budget. No matter how difficult the task, Payne is ready to tackle the issue with determination and a smile on his face. Payne is a delight to work with.
Nominated by Don Ward
Highlighted Value: We Put People First.
Christina never ceases to amaze me in her role as our Office Manager in Clayton. She takes great pride in providing a high level of service to meet the needs of the clients and the staff. Her drive and initiative astound me. She strives to make people feel important and treats everyone as a member of the team. Christine has demonstrated putting people first by making each one of our new members feel welcome. Christine works each day on building a collaborative and happy team.
Nominated by Amy Noll and Mary Jennings
Highlighted Value: We Wow Our Clients Every Day.
Erica Howell provides excellent client service and putting people first. Erica works in the onboarding and interviewing process. Over the last year, we have hired 100 new employees with application processes, background checks and onboarding sessions. During this time, she has delivered amazing service to the firm and our new members, as well as creating a positive experience for all those who interview. Erica goes above and beyond in coordinating and serving as an ambassador for our firm through our on campus interviews (OCI), lateral recruiting and during our Summer Associate Program. She has a knack for making candidates feel comfortable in the often anxiety inducing process of interviewing for a new job and during the first few days of employment.
Nominated by Mary Jennings
Highlighted Value: We Invest in the Communities We Serve.
Through his work in the Health Law practice group, Kyle made acquaintances with a nurse and learned that her seven-year-old daughter had been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He also learned the daughter is a HUGE Cardinals fan. Kyle arranged to surprise her and her daughter with two passes and autographed tickets to see her favorite St. Louis Cardinals baseball players at the Cardinals Care Winter Warm Up. The nurse and her daughter were incredibly grateful and had a wonderful time at the event!
Nominated by Sherri Thompson
Highlighted Value: We Never Stop Learning.
Michele has a knack for researching and finding information to help service a client. We turn to her when we have exhausted our efforts and she is always willing to step up and support our work. Once she finds a solution, she goes out of other way to educate us on the topic and communicate the reason for the response. She is committed to continued learning and helps our team develop our skills and knowledge daily. She goes above and beyond her job requirements by giving extended amount of unbillable time to help get our team’s new case management system off the ground. Michele is a team player in every way and her knowledge is immeasurable. She always has a smile on her face and I love working with her! We feel so lucky to have her as a coworker.
Nominated by Tracey Mathews, Lori Hanlon and Janet Crews
Vicki recently saw that I was stuck in traffic on our way to work and pulled up next to me and asked me to roll down her window. Vicki then tossed homemade chocolate chip cookies in my car. Those chocolate chip cookies really calmed my nerves during my frustrating commute. It was an unexpected joy in my time of frustration. Thank you Vicki!
Vicki similarly makes cookies for many colleagues, just to be nice. She has an infectious positive attitude that spreads good cheer and builds up her colleagues.
Nominated by Doug Whitlock and Jameka Ivy