Erik Tedesco Talks About His #BGExperience

Erik Tedesco

 

In January I will have been with BG for 3 years. So far it has been an awesome and crazy ride. I couldn’t be happier to be a part of such an amazing group of people all contributing to the rapid growth, innovative changes, and incredible culture.

I was fresh out of college and new to Florida in 2012, and couldn’t have been more fortunate and lucky to get a chance with Blue Grace. After a few months as a NSR a new role was developed. Myself and christin pylant were the guinea pigs for the “Recovery/Retention Team”. There was a lot of unknown going into this new position, but even in 2012 one thing remained the same “Trust the Process”. Although it was a little different to be working directly with previously unhappy customers it proved to be successful. This was truly embracing chaos as we were contacting customers who had pretty messy situations which lead them to stop working with Blue Grace. That type of experience was invaluable. Having success in that position opened the door for me to be a part of the first, and newly created POD/Team 360 Blue. Being lucky enough to be a part of this has been critical to my growth here. We are an ever changing department and I am looking forward to see what the future holds for us.

In the midst of all the change and hyper growth the one thing that has made it so easy to wake up every morning and be excited is the culture. The people here define the culture and without the group that we have it wouldn’t be possible. From Boo Grace, dunk tanks, cats vs dogs (which lead me to now own a little Cami), FSU celebration days, and all the other themes it has been incredibly fun to be a part of. The culture doesn’t just stop within the office. In July I was able to attend The Double Up Conference in Las Vegas. I don’t think other companies don’t offer trips to Vegas. The knowledge, info, and tools for success I learned there will surely help me grow and sharpen my skills at Blue Grace. The people I had a chance to meet were even better. From everyone in the office in Tampa to all the franchise owners Blue Grace only deals with great people. All that being said I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity I was given about 3 years ago. I moved to Florida knowing no one, and now I have a 175+ person Florida family. It has been a hell of a ride, and I can’t wait to embrace the future chaos!

 

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