In a way, those of us from Volkswagen Group of America on the west coast are like one big family. We interact with each other (area general managers, sales managers, dealerships and more) on a regular basis. However, sometimes we need some face time with our colleagues on the east coast, at our headquarters in Herndon, Va. I’m excited to report that recently, I got to make the trip.
I visited headquarters to attend training for operations, sales planning, and financial processes. In addition, I got to learn about exciting product planning updates and more about our company’s emphasis, interest, and focus on customer enthusiasm. My favorite part of the trip was when President Johan de Nysschen took a moment of his time to stop in and introduce himself. I was impressed a member of our company leadership made it a priority to meet those of us in the training group.
All in all, the training left me with a renewed sense of purpose and excitement about the meaningful contribution I am privileged to make right now (and in just under three months in this role!). I’m so thankful that I have supervisors that are willing to take the time and interest in me to provide professional development training. I walked away with a greater understanding of the business and materials to keep my skills as sharp as possible until the next training opportunity comes along.
Now, more than ever, I am passionate. Not only for our products, but for our people and the customers we serve.