We’re shining the spotlight on Randy P., Project Administrator, Construction and Maintenance Services, at dentalcorp’s Support Centre. Randy tells us about what motivates him in his role, planning adventures with his family, and the importance of learning from both mistakes and wins.
Tell us about your background — how long have you been with dentalcorp, and what were you doing before you joined?
I’ve been with dentalcorp for one year now, and I love my job. Before joining the company, I worked for Telus Mobility in a similar role. It was a significant industry change because I was there for over 12 years, but it was absolutely worth it.
Can you tell me a bit about your role on the team and what a typical day looks like?
As part of the Real Estate Team, my day consists of anything from a standard maintenance repair to a new build project or a flood emergency somewhere in Canada. There are no two days the same.
What motivates you in your role?
I’m motivated by striving to do a better job every single day. I enjoy learning from my mistakes as well as my wins. There’s always room for improvement.
Share something about yourself that your co-workers would never guess.
When I was younger, I was a dancer for Electric Circus on Much Music.
What advice do you have for new team members joining dentalcorp’s Support Centre?
My advice for new members is simple: have fun. The Support Centre is a wonderful team, and each member is eager to help. It's important not to be afraid to ask for help and to remember that we’re one big family.
How do you like to spend your spare time?
I love renovating homes, playing baseball or dodgeball, cheering for the Blue Jays, or taking my family to Canada’s Wonderland. I’m always busy planning our next fun family adventure.
What’s one thing — either industry-related or not — you recently learned?
Learning is a lifelong adventure. There are always new challenges at work and situations in our personal lives to tackle, and the wins and losses are both valuable learning experiences. Having the courage to try and the willingness to fail is important.