Today we shine the spotlight on Corrie Hehr, Director of Operations at the dentalcorp Support Centre. Corrie tells us about how team spirit is inspiring, her plan to train in Jiu-Jitsu, and playing an integral part in one dentalcorp’s biggest Partner transitions.
Tell us about your background – how long have you been with dentalcorp and what were you doing before you joined?
This March will be my fourth anniversary with dentalcorp, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the journey. Before joining the company, I was a retail District Manager in the B.C. regions.
Can you tell us a little bit about your role on the team? What does a typical day look like?
My role encompasses providing support in achieving anything related to our 3P’s –Practices, Patients, and People. I had the pleasure of overseeing one of dentalcorp’s largest Partner transitions. It was a complicated business project involving many layers with multiple departments. I learned that a group of people aligned with the same goals and intentions are unstoppable, and where there is a will, there is always a way.
What are your aspirations for personal and professional growth? Do you have a 5-year plan?
I have a 5-year plan, a 10-year plan, and a retirement plan! I guess you could say I’m a planner. I always have ideas of where I want to go and what it will take to get there, personally and professionally. Sometimes it takes me a little longer, but I always get there. I want to begin training in Jiu-Jitsu with my daughter, who is a provincial champ in her age division. Professionally, I want to continue to expand my knowledge and experience.
Tell us something about yourself that your co-workers would never guess?
I am obsessed with Survivor. I have always felt that I would win if I were a part of the show. And now that you can be Canadian to audition, you never know!
Tell us about an experience you’ve had that’s really left an impact
Of all the experiences I have had with dentalcorp I would say the most impactful has been an accumulation of all the little things I really have never experienced anywhere else. The collaboration, willingness to help, the relationships built, and the trust to positively impact the business all lead to a deep feeling of satisfaction and confidence. Just can’t beat that.
Tell us something funny that’s happened to you
Those who have known me for a long time, especially my family, tell me that I should have a camera following me at all times. I recently walked full speed into closed glass doors, somehow not realizing they were even there. Thankfully, I wasn't hurt, neither was the door, but I left a clear impression on the glass from my face and handprint. I said, "Wow, those are some clean doors you have. And thick, thank goodness!"
What advice do you have for new team members joining dentalcorp's Support Centre?
You are never on your own, the team spirit here is truly inspiring.