My name is Valerie Hughes and I have been at Sitel for 13 years. I started November 6th, 2006, as an agent for an insurance company. I had never worked in a call center before, just retail and fashion, so this was definitely a new experience for me.
One thing I knew for sure, I did not want to be an agent forever. After about six months, I applied for the Coach Track Training Program, which is now called Coach Growth Point. Back then, we had to take an assessment before we could interview and I did not pass my assessment. I was disappointed at first, but growing up in a neighborhood where you are the only girl, kind of gives you a lot of strength and determination. So the next day, I came to work and started talking to my coach and other coaches and watching what they were doing daily. I also met with my Learning Manager and she gave me some courses to take and some books to read. Six months later, I applied again and I was promoted to CTT. In less than a month, I was offered a coach position on a new campaign. From that point on, I have coached on several campaigns, trained classes and now I am currently an Operations Manager. I have enjoyed my time here at Sitel and I have met some wonderful people who are so supportive and encouraging. We have a good time here at our site and I love how we work together.
I look forward to continuing to grow in the company and achieving so much more than I imagine. If you want a job that will help you move up in your career path, Sitel is the place to be.
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting the bold and powerful women of Sitel, celebrating that we’re all different, but equal. These are their stories of diversity, balance, success, gender equality and about leading the change you want to see.