Rising Star: Mackenzie Urquhart
Mackenzie Urquhart is a young and vibrant Strategic Account Coordinator. She is a Bellevue native and a University of Washington graduate. She came to Prime 8 a year ago with a strong background in sales and a motivation to expand her career path. Outside of work, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as staying active, trying out new coffee shops, traveling and brunching.
We chatted with Mackenzie about her role, advice and lessons for young professionals, and how she maintains a healthy work-life balance.
Describe a day in the life of a Strategic Account Coordinator.
I work with the different account managers on scoping out their various projects, assisting with budget planning, writing the statements of work, and running various financial reports.
What is your favorite part about working for Prime 8?
The people really make the Prime 8 HQ office. Drew and Nicolette have created such a genuine culture here. Their dedication to caring about the employees of Prime 8 shows through each person here. It’s a welcoming and positive environment and they value the work life balance as well.
What advice do you have for young business women?
Don’t be afraid to speak up and go for what you want. Try out new things to understand what you are passionate about and what you value for your career. In addition, surround yourself with people that can help mentor, lead and assist you as you navigate the business world.
What is a valuable lesson you learned in life?
Always say yes to new opportunities even if it’s out of your comfort zone. We can easily get stuck in a pattern however change is very important. When you put yourself in a new situation or take on a new challenge, you will learn to adapt to different environments, people, and skillsets. In business, you never know who you will work with, therefore, it’s important to be able to adjust to them so that you can work effectively with anyone. Being well-versed in the business world will set you apart and help you succeed.
How do you maintain a work life balance?
I try to make the most of every day and plan ahead. I think it’s important to have activities and hobbies that allow you to check out of work and enjoy yourself. I make sure to schedule time to see my friends and family. I also enjoy working out, going to Husky games, walking Green Lake with my friends, and having family dinners.
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