TalentMap Take Ten with Marla Vega
Q: What is your role at TalentMap?
Marla: I’m a Project Manager, my main role is to oversee and manage all aspects of the projects from preparing for the survey launch to the delivery of results and action planning. I am the TalentMap main point of contact for all my clients. My priority is to keep my clients happy and ensure the successful and smooth completion of all stages of the project in a timely and cost-effective manner. In my current role, I have successfully managed multiple projects for a variety of large-profile organizations including Alberta Public Service, the City of Edmonton, Langara College, Edmonton Police Services, Fountain Tire, Central Park (NY), Epcor Utlities, London Health Science Centre, Nando’s, and many others.
Q: Tell me about the favourite part of your job
Marla: My favourite part of my job is having the opportunity to meet new people. I get to meet clients from all different parts of Canada and the States. I enjoy interacting with different types of personalities and building strong relationships to the extent that I’ve become close friends with some of my clients.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Marla: When I was younger I always wanted to be a teacher. I love sharing experiences and knowledge with others. I feel in my current role as a Project Manager I get to “teach” sometimes - I really love educating my clients about employee engagement and best practices. I also love teaching them how to use our online platform and reporting tool through interactive training.
Q: If you had one day that you could do anything you wanted what would you do?
Marla: I am originally from Cuba, so I love the beach. If I could choose to do anything for one day, I would go to the Bahamas and spend an entire day on the beach, drinking Pina Coladas. (laughter)
Q: What does the term TalentMap mean to you?
Marla: This one is difficult to answer, but I’ll try… When I think of TalentMap, I think of family. We’re a very strong team who works very closely together and support each other. We transmit our teamwork spirit to our clients, who are our main priority.