Employee Spotlight: Kayla P.

March 17th, 2020

For our March employee spotlight, we would like to introduce you to Kayla. 

Kayla, a STNA, is part of our Health and Wellness department, and has been with Liberty HealthShare for about a year and a half. In our Health and Wellness department, Kayla works with HealthTrac participants, including members and coaches. She helps explain the program to new members, and makes sure that they are credited accordingly when they graduate. Kayla also helps out in the intake and prenotification departments when needed.

Kayla took a few moments to answer some questions and help us get to know her a little better. Here’s what she had to say.

What is your favorite thing about being a part of the Health and Wellness team at LHS?

Hearing people’s stories on how coaching has changed their lives. To hear people say what working with HealthTrac coaches gave them – there’s just so many stories. To see that we’re actually helping people, to see people meeting goals they never thought they’d meet.

What motivates you to wake up and go to work?

My managers and co-workers are great to work with. Managers listen to you – it’s a great company.

What are three phrases you would use to describe LHS?

It’s a really wonderful company to work for, very spiritual. People here are one-of-a-kind; everyone’s friendly. Very heart-warming.

What’s your favorite scripture or quote?

One day at a time – you can’t worry about tomorrow if you can’t fix today.

What made you want to work at Liberty HealthShare?

I love working with people.

How do you help people on their health and wellness journeys?

Some people are maybe 55 years old and have weighed the same for 25 years, so they don’t understand why they’re on HealthTrac. I try to talk to people and help make them comfortable. Just simple little things, little conversations – I think that helps a lot.

Who inspires you?

My great-grandparents raised me. Ever since I was 15, I had a job. I had to work for what I wanted. But they always told me, don’t work at a job that makes you miserable, because you’ll go home and be miserable. They raised me to work for what I want and be the best person I can. My great-grandpa worked every day.

Have you ever worked to improve your health or wellness?

I had my gall bladder removed when I was 17. I had lost a lot of weight – I had to get up, exercise, eat healthy to get that back. Now, I try to eat healthy and spend at least 10 minutes a day at least stretching or exercising. If you don’t use it, you lose it!

What’s the best piece of advice or health advice you’ve received?

Always try to stay active! 

What’s your favorite food?

It’s not eating healthy, but spaghetti! I’m making it tonight. And strawberries.

What is your favorite TV show or movie?

Criminal Minds. Anything like that. I’m not one to watch reality TV. It’s all fake anyway.

Who makes up your family?

Me and my two dogs!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I like to bowl. And to play volleyball – especially in the summer. Sand volleyball is way harder than regular volleyball; your feet sink in and you have to get going from that.

Kayla is another of the many team members at Liberty HealthShare who are committed to helping our members with their healthcare situations. Watch for more profiles of dedicated team members in upcoming newsletters!