Employee Spotlight: Nisha has been with SoCo Tax & Cloud Accounting for over a year now, and she is a wonderful addition to the team! She is the marketing coordinator and content writer, although she originally worked in the healthcare field. Nisha is not only a wonderful employee, but she is also an admirable mother of a four year old girl. She has a strong work ethic, and is constantly bringing her positive energy to the office with her!
What are 3 words to describe SoCo Tax and Cloud Accounting?
In a nutshell, SoCo Tax is cloud-based (get anything done from anywhere) dynamic (constantly changing and reshaping itself), and down-to-earth (the staff is relatable, personable, and accommodating).
What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far?
- Never take anything personally.
- If you don’t want to be micromanaged then learn to discipline yourself so you feel productive and accomplished, and if you don’t want to micromanage others, teach them the same!
- Always recognize when to delegate a task or ask for help when you need it.
What does a typical day look like for you?
In my current world, my four year old drags me out of bed and we rush to get ready for school, I grab coffee on the go like a mad woman only to sit in a parking lot of traffic while listening to podcasts (ranging from motivational Ted talks to creepy murder mysteries), until I get to work where I write and publish articles and work in the marketing department for my company.
My evenings are spent cooking, playing with my daughter and labrador, going for a swim, and doing freelance writing during the nighttime.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?
- Natalie Portman
- Maura Tierney
- Maggie Gyllenhaal
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.
I love to cook and I do catering for some people in my neighborhood. I also play the piano and write my own music (when I have the chance).
What have you gained from working at SoCo?
I didn’t know anything about marketing before coming to SoCo. My boss David, saw potential in me that I didn’t know I had – that is to take my writing and creativity skills and use it to market our company more through our website, social medias, training seminars, white papers, and other platforms. Our world is descending into a whirlwind of technology where professional exposure is as virtual as it can get, and in a cloud-based industry, that can be just as impactful (if not more) as in person networking.
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be, and why?
A place with less roads, less traffic and less noise, a place with more trees, more water, and colder weather…Washington?
How do you balance your life at the office and family time?
Physically the two tend to blur as having a small child means staying in touch with family and caretakers at all hours. Since our business is cloud-based and I write, I have the privilege of tasking outside the “workplace” though mentally its always been challenging. Knowing how to stay grounded in the present moment, wherever I am takes focus – but for those who can keep their personal and professional lives in two separate boxes, and know when to open and shut each drawer, I’d say they are much better off.
What is your greatest fear?
Being unhappy. As Foer once said, ‘“I think and think and think, I‘ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.” We are bound to the shackles of the human condition, which is to encompass the bittersweetness of simply being human. That is to accept not having to be just happy or just sad – but embrace the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.
Thanks for taking the time to share about yourself for our Employee Spotlight Series, Nisha!