As part of our ‘Meet the team’ series, we’re chatting to key members of the Eukleia family each month so you can get to know them better. Today we’re speaking to Laura Cullum, Learning Designer in Eukleia’s London office.
What does your role as Learning Designer at Eukleia entail?
In a nutshell, my role involves working alongside Eukleia’s Learning Consultants and the design studio to create content and develop information into engaging, logical, instructional solutions in line with the agreed specification, culture and objectives of each client.
Which part of working at Eukleia do you love most?
The monthly continental breakfasts! In all seriousness, Eukleia is my first employer out of university so I feel incredibly lucky – and not just because I get to eat delicious cheese and croissants once a month. It has probably been said in everyone’s response to this question, but it really is worth mentioning how friendly and kind everyone is. I really enjoy working with my new team (as I only became a Learning Designer very recently), but I honestly feel like I could have been welcomed into any team at Eukleia and have felt as content as I am now.
I took part in the London Marathon this year and lost count of the number of times people asked me how it was all going. My colleagues’ generosity was the main reason I surpassed my fundraising target – a perfect example of the excellent group of people I work alongside.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I studied abroad in Australia in my second year of university. It was two years ago, yet I still talk about it pretty much every day. I was so chuffed with myself for putting my life into one bag and flying to the other side of the world completely on my own. I grew so much, met some amazing people and did so many incredible things. I think everybody should go abroad on their own at some point in their lives. It’s such a life-changing experience.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve overcome?
I always ensure my life is full of exciting challenges. For example, I completed my first-ever trail marathon on my 21st birthday. I deeply regretted my decision when heaving myself out of bed at 5:30 in the morning to travel to Dorset and then spend most of the day struggling up and down hills – not everyone’s idea of an epic 21st birthday celebration! But, after I had finished and collapsed in a heap, I was so proud of all the training I had done and for keeping going despite hitting ‘the wall’ at mile 20.
What are the three things you can’t work without?
- Good company
What subject could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?
I could tell you all about my amazing experience in Australia until the cows come home. Try me sometime.