Cheenee’s Arcadia Journey – Year 1

 Cheenee Chan-Dela Cruz

Cheenee Chan-Dela Cruz

Senior Project Manager

Over a year ago, I had the opportunity of joining Arcadia Consulting. I live in the Philippines and amidst the pandemic hitting the world, I am truly fortunate to have a job where I can work virtually. 

In my 10 years of working, this is the first time where I have joined an organisation with a great culture and set of values. During my first few days, I was blown away with the warm welcome that was given to me. Everyone was so nice and very accommodating. I noticed a big difference transitioning from a large company to a small, family-like firm. I felt I could reach out to anyone whenever I needed something or some advice. Everyone is always open to suggestions and has a growth mindset so we can continue to improve and innovate our ways of working.

Despite the various lockdowns and being in a separate country to my UK colleagues, we managed to get through it together and continued to build our relationships. In addition to work related meetings, we ensured that we had regular meetings focusing on wellbeing, resilience and mental toughness.

Arcadia is very invested in our personal development and helps us reach the goals that we set for ourselves. At the end of the financial year, we did an activity where we submitted feedback for each other. This helped me identify my achievements from the past year and celebrate the results of our hard work. We also identified our contributions to our values and our ‘Win, Learns and Changes’ as we move into the next quarter so we can advance our skills and knowledge. The feedback I was given enabled me to identify the changes I need to make to my daily work.

As a Senior Project Manager, I work directly with the team and our clients in making sure that all the session deliveries run smoothly. One of the best things about my job is receiving feedback from participants and knowing that they enjoyed and learned tremendously from the session.

I can say that I am living the best highlights of my working life and I will not trade it for anything else. I will always be proud of what we do as a firm and will always be grateful for the privilege of working with the Arcadia family.

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