Sentient Hires Linda Cataldo as Head of Human Resources
As Sentient’s Head of Human Resources, Linda is contributing by attracting and retaining top talent to drive business objectives efficiently. Her previous experience includes VP of Human Resources at Tufts University as well as working with many fast-growing technology companies.
She aims on a day-to-day basis to help establish key functions from within her toolkit to help an organization thrive within their industry.
More about Linda
1. What are you most looking forward to as an employee at Sentient?
Sentient’s vision really resonates with me. It speaks to how I live my life and how I approach my work. I’m also very excited to take Sentient’s People function to the next level, cultivating a culture of growth where everyone can thrive.
2. How do you try to be empathetic?
This is a funny question for me as I am naturally an Empath, so I never really try to be empathetic – it is just who I am as a person. I am curious about people and want to get to know people at a deeper level. I ask a lot of questions, actively listening to responses and providing honest feedback. I always ponder, “what is it like for them?” when engaging in conversations with people who hold perspectives that are different from my own to better understand where they are coming from. There is a quote from Robin Williams that reflects how I approach relationships. “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”
3. What does Sentient do currently that excites you the most?
Everything Sentient does is interesting to me. It’s exciting for employees when they are able to connect with the organizations purpose.
4. What do you see your role at the company being outside of the job description?
I have a lot of experience working with all types of organizations at various stages in their life cycles with lots of lessons learned and a good understanding of best practices. My role is to bring the words on the job description to life in a way that is meaningful for the team.
5. When you’re not at work, what are some of your hobbies?
Outside of work I love to spend time walking my dogs, exercising barefoot (Pilates, yoga, barre), developing my spiritual practice (meditation, chanting, Tarot, energy work) and spending time with friends. I love to try new restaurants and I am also an avid reader.
6. What is the most influential piece of career advice you’ve ever received?
Go slow to go fast.
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