I’m originally from northern Virginia and have called Colorado home for almost eight years now. I am a strategic communicator supporting NGA-Denver and have been with InSPIRE nearly four years.
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Mike Ochse, Strategic Communicator
InSPIRE people are in it for the long haul and become genuinely invested in their customer’s mission and success.
What drew you to work for InSPIRE and what keeps you here?
The biggest draw was being part of a small company that had a strong emphasis on doing right by their employees. I’d worked for several large corporations in the past and had mixed experiences, but none of them offered a truly personal feel. What keeps me here is that the personal feel of the company that has continued even as we’ve grown. I still get a birthday card from Bill, Paul, and Max each year and at work they’ll drop by my desk just to chat. I’ve never had that same sense of individual interest from leadership anywhere else.
What do you think makes InSPIRE different from other companies?
I think there’s a difference in our customer relationships. As best I can tell, InSPIRE people are in it for the long haul and become genuinely invested in their customer’s mission and success. The company isn’t just putting butts-in-seats or trying to win business at all costs. Instead there’s an attitude of putting the customer first and doing what is best for their organization rather than trying to sell something they don’t need. I see that corporately as well as at the individual level, where InSPIRE teammates really do work to earn the trust of their customers.
What unique skills or experiences do you bring in support of your customers?
I’m a strategic communicator and also have my Masters in Organization Development. That’s the lens through which I view many of the communication challenges that I help my customers navigate. Beyond just information conveyance or messaging, I lean on that OD mindset to assess how communication can fit into the bigger picture and what impacts it can have at an organizational level.