David joined GuyKat as an Instructional Designer in 2015. He now works as a Senior Consultant. Today he shares what his role at GuyKat involves, and how he is finding it.

What is your role at GuyKat and how long have you been working here?

 I work as a Senior Consultant, and I’ve been at GuyKat for 7 years.

What does your job as a Senior Consultant entail?  

I’m very happy to have a lot of variety in my day-to-day activities. Every day is different. Primarily my activities involve:

  • Meeting with clients to discuss their requirements
  • Hands-on configuration on Learning Management System (LMS) Docebo
  • Calls with new clients about upcoming business opportunities
  • Internal communication regarding ongoing projects
  • Keeping up with the day-to-day needs of my peers

How did you begin your journey as a Senior Consultant?

I actually joined GuyKat as an Instructional Designer, however, I quickly pivoted to the services revolving around Docebo and began working in a hybrid role of sales, account management, and technical support. Soon I became a Consultant and over time have become a Senior Consultant and now work within our leadership team.

What were you doing before joining GuyKat?

 Before GuyKat I worked for a couple of creative agencies producing video content and educational materials.

What made you initially decide to apply to GuyKat?

Trying to find a new role that would allow me to grow and perform at my best was important to me. Throughout my career, I have gained a lot of media production and business development skills, but I wanted to move to the next level and work in the corporate world. I guess I was looking for a new challenge!

How did you find the interview process?

The interview process was very relaxed. I was asked several questions about my experience but also about my learning style and technical skills. I was keen to show my interest in making the switch to a new industry sector and even demonstrated some work I had carried out in preparation for the interview.

What do you like the most about your job?

Mainly that through my actions and support from our CEO, Guy, I have built my own role and contributed to the growth of the company, essentially generating revenue, creating jobs for new team members, and serving our wide set of clients with the best service we can.

What’s the most exciting project you’re working on right now?

I’ve worked on many exciting projects but one, in particular, comes to mind, I’ve actually just presented internally at one of our company ‘Away Days’ the success that we have had over the last two years working with one of the leading educational toy manufacturers. We worked closely with this client to help them succeed with their implementation of a full online educational offering to support their product lines. It feels good to know that a project I have worked on is enhancing teacher and student education around the world.

Did you have any concerns about joining GuyKat?

At the time the company was relatively small so I asked questions about the business direction and the more I heard the more I found myself wanting to get involved and drive the business forward. I felt reassured by the CEO and his desire to grow the business and work with some of the biggest companies in the world.

How were these concerns diminished? 

GuyKat was already serving some huge clients and with the partnership with Docebo, and there was clearly an opportunity to get involved in a growth period.

How have you grown since being at GuyKat?

Personally, I have matured immensely. This has been through a combination of support from my peers, business development opportunities, and having the freedom to forge a career that best suits my personality and ability. I have worked with the team to develop our services and client portfolio and have enjoyed seeing a larger team develop around me.

What makes GuyKat unique?

We always try to stay on our toes and have a ‘day one’ approach to every day. I think this approach keeps GuyKat fresh. It allows us to continue to develop ourselves and our services which delights our clients.

What has your experience been with GuyKat company culture?

Everyone is so kind and supportive at GuyKat. It’s easy to get along with a team that loves to continue to learn, adapt and shape the company. We have a number of values at GuyKat. The one I like the most is ‘accountability.’ Upholding this value on an individual basis ensures that our team is committed and delivers. Plus, we feel responsible and trusted.

What kind of support do you receive from the team?

I have regular one-to-ones with our CEO, Guy, who provides me with plenty of guidance and challenged me to continue developing. As well as this we align yearly to review development, reflect on the past year and decide on goals for the next. I now carry out my own one-to-ones with my peers and also participate in the yearly reviews for other team members.

How did you find the onboarding process? 

I was given access to plenty of digital resources and given quite a lot of freedom to learn how things worked. I jumped in on every meeting I could to build my knowledge and ability. Everyone chipped in and shared their experience with me so I could move forward quickly.

Any advice on those interested in pursuing a career at GuyKat?

We’re in an interesting industry that is constantly evolving. The opportunities are endless. For me, it was the best career move I’ve made, and I haven’t looked back. I’ve been at the company for over six years and for me each day feels new. I’m happy with what I have achieved and feel like there is plenty more to do!