Aisha Lewit, Sales Enablement Lead at Maven Wave, has come a long way — literally. From her country roots in New England to her city life in California (and plenty of international travel in between), it’s safe to say Lewit doesn’t shy away from adventure. In fact, that bold spirit may explain how she found herself in the consulting world, where dull moments are few and far between. So, for this month’s leadership spotlight, we spent some time getting to know this frequent-flyer and deep-sea diver. Check out the full interview below!
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m Aisha Lewit, Sales Enablement Lead for Digital North America. I’ve been in the Bay Area for a few years now, and I’m loving every minute of it! I grew up primarily in New England with a long layover in Chicago.
I started my career in consulting on the delivery side leading OCM (Organizational Change Management) programs for major technology implementations and organizational transformations.
Tell us about your role at Maven Wave.
With the most recent announcements, it’s a constantly evolving role! Currently, I’m the Sales Enablement Lead, which means I keep the sales team updated with documents, templates, onboarding, communications, and just enabling the success of the team in general!
However, with the company’s rapid growth, this role has been changing in so many ways. Lately, it’s expanded beyond enablement. I help organize our sales solutions and make them accessible to the team, schedule training for our salespeople, and help the strategic growth of the company through a sales perspective.
What are the top highlights of your career so far?
- Being a part of so many high-performing teams.
- Leading a team that was part of the largest single-day Google Workspace migration in Google history — twice!
- Getting to travel the world to support important projects and meet new people. This included a “Round the World Tour” where we got to support teams in London, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Singapore, and Sydney — all in a span of three weeks!
- Working with some of my best friends. I genuinely enjoy working with my colleagues and will have life-long connections with current and former Mavens — and clients as well!
What is your favorite part of working at Maven Wave?
Lately, it’s seeing the growth of new team members and watching them realize their potential, helping them gain confidence, seeing them succeed, and getting to witness their evolution. I take everyone’s promotion personally because I know how hard they worked to get to that next level. I see them pour their heart and soul into their work, and I’m always so proud to see them get what they deserve.
Which of the 7 C’s is most meaningful to you and why?
Culture. Many people, myself included, want that sense of community and to feel like they are a part of something bigger than themselves. Collectively, we are so much better with the force of many different experiences and perspectives. Everyone has something to offer regardless of their tenure or background. I also enjoy the creativity that comes when we join together.
What makes the work Maven Wave does meaningful?
Seeing how our work impacts people in real life. Beyond the screens and the data, there are real people out there. I try to be aware of the impact we have on the people affected in everything we do. I try to put myself in their shoes and ask myself how I would feel, what questions I would have, and what would be most important for me.
One example of this was when we implemented the first Epic – Google Meet integration for Cambridge Health Alliance as the first-of-its-kind partnership at the start of the pandemic. It wasn’t just a breakthrough partnership between organizations; it was done within mere weeks — allowing doctors to connect easily and securely with their patients in a time of extreme uncertainty. When all was said and done, over 125,000 primary care patients had HIPAA-compliant access to virtual care with first-release support provided in four major languages.
What goals do you have for your team in 2022? What are your long-term goals?
I want my team to feel they’re supported to the best of my ability, even in the face of uncertainty. I want people to know that I have their back and I’ll be their fiercest advocate. There’s nothing I want more from my team than to see them growing, thriving, and succeeding.
Long-term, I will continue to support leadership and the teams responsible for shaping the future of our organization. The one thing you can always count on in the services industry is that change is always expected. This also gives us so much opportunity to create order and structure from chaos and ambiguity. Our work is dynamic and always evolving, and that’s what makes it exciting. There’s never a dull moment around here! You roll with it, you pivot, and you get into the weeds. I love what I do because I believe in the people around me.
What’s something about you that always surprises people?
I grew up on a farm in Vermont with a black and white cow named Bessie, Thomasina the turkey, Cookie the chicken, and lots of barn cats, rabbits, and ducks. We’d exchange eggs, flowers, and vegetables for milk and maple syrup from our neighbors. I love the city, but I’m a country mouse at heart.
Also, I’m a certified rescue diver!
How do you like to spend your time outside of work?
Doing Cali things! Hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, scuba diving, and visiting all of the amazing national, state, and regional parks. I love to travel, so I’m looking forward to doing more of that in the future.
Rapid Question Round
Brand new or vintage? Brand new
City or countryside? City
Introvert or extrovert? Introvert
Music or podcasts? Music
Karaoke: Singing or spectating? Spectating
Comedy or drama? Drama
Art, science, or history? Science
Early bird or night owl? Night owl
Fiction or nonfiction? Fiction
Planning it or winging it? Planning it
Favorite vacation spot: Costa Rica
Favorite season: Autumn
What you’re currently listening to: Club Nouveau – Lean On Me
Recommend one movie, TV show, book, or podcast: Westworld
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