Editor’s note: Last week, Blake Shubert, Director of Organizational Development at Roam, shared his thoughts on how to lead with vision. Today’s second installment gives insight into how Roam aims to live out these vision-oriented principles. Each day we experience growth and learning in this area, and while we have certainly not arrived, our desire is that Roam’s story may inspire other young companies to start their own journeys toward establishing vision driven cultures.
To renew and inspire how the world does business as partners in the story of accomplished dreams.
- Renew – to give fresh life or strength to
- Inspire – to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative
- Dreams – a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal
How did Roam get here? It starts with a core belief. Unlike the mainstream attitude that views work as an act of drudgery, together our team believes work should be experienced as a virtuous, energizing and fulfilling act of value creation. We strive to serve all businesses and organizations so that they are inspired to persevere in their dreams while experiencing work as a life-giving endeavor.
Today our vision continues through the intentional pursuit of 40 individual lives (and counting) who make up the Roam team. Together our values have converged into this awesome, collective purpose of redefining the way the world views work. The unique intersection of our personal and professional histories with Roam’s vision motivate our efforts each day.
To renew and inspire how the world does business… yes, it definitely says world, as in all peoples, societies and institutions on earth. Are we naive and idealistic? Absolutely! Are we out of our minds? There is a chance! Can we really have an impact on the world? Most definitely yes! And I’d argue that we already are.
Roberto Sanchez-Mejorada and his company Qualfon are Roam members. Qualfon is a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company with over 11,000 employees world-wide. As Chief Mission Officer, all 11,000 people depend on Roberto’s leadership. When he is meeting at Roam, he is working to serve his employees in China, the Philippines, Mexico and Guyana.
Roam is home base for Rusty Gordon and his team at Speedtracs. They motivate professional, collegiate and high school teams, as well as team-oriented programs through competition training events. Like the U.S. Army Rangers, many of their clients develop future leaders to serve on a global stage. As Chairman, Rusty invests in his team at Roam on a regular basis so they can in turn help their clients perform higher.
Originally hailing from Kenya, Juanita Mugo is a marketing technology consultant and an active part of the Roam community. As one Roam employee puts it, “Juanita is the biggest dreamer I know and doesn’t back down from anything. She’s determined to make the world a better place and help people along the way. She never stops working and dreaming for the betterment of others.”
Stanton Lanier is an award winning pianist-composer, founder of Music to Light the World and also a Roam member. His hope is to inspire people’s faith, creativity and calling. Stanton’s work is literally inspiring the the world, as he can be heard from anywhere via iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, Moody Radio, The Weather Channel, Sirius-XM Spa, Music Choice Soundscapes and many other outlets.
These are simply four examples of members and businesses making a difference in the world from Roam workplaces each and every day. And there are many more. We wholeheartedly believe that a remarkable meeting and working experience at Roam translates into greater business performance, greater human impact and greater influence across the world.