Leadership

Exclusive interview with Chrissy Taylor

Now COO of Enterprise Holdings

Leigh Lafever-Ayer asked Chrissy, what are you most looking forward to in your new role?

“Over the past few years, my focus has been on North American rental. My new position will give me the chance to work directly with car sales and fleet management again. These are two business lines that are achieving fantastic results yet still have tons of opportunity ahead of them.

“I’m looking forward to growing our three brands globally. We have a tremendous opportunity to be everywhere our customers need and want us, while introducing ourselves to new customers that haven’t experienced our award-winning customer service.”

What do you do to have fun at work?

“When my grandfather first started the company, he would ask the employees whether they were having fun. Enjoying the teamwork and camaraderie that comes with working so closely together is a big part of our culture, and I want to make sure we never lose that. There’s an energy at Enterprise unlike any other company I know of. Yes, we work hard, but we have a lot of fun in the process. Oh, and a little dancing along the way never hurts!”

What is your best time management tip?

“We are all busy these days, both professionally and personally. The key is staying ahead of my calendar. I try to be proactive and prepare for what is to come. “Work the calendar” as I call it. That also means being flexible since the calendar doesn’t always show what might come the next day! It also helps to have a strong team around you that you can rely on and who can rely on you.”

What’s the best career advice you ever received?

“’Win the war, not the battle.’ Little things don’t always matter. It’s the end goal that you are trying to achieve. That’s the great thing about being part of a privately held company. We aren’t looking just at short-term success to keep a stock price at a certain level. We look at long-term sustainable growth and success to ensure continued opportunities for our employees.”

by Leigh Lafever-Ayer

Read more about Leadership:
Leadership Career Progression Diversity & Inclusion Employee Development
Leading by listening
Leading by listening

I want to talk about leading by listening, especially in relation to our black and minority ethnic employees

Read the Article
Career Progression Leadership
Getting to know....Nicky Simpson
Getting to know....Nicky Simpson

Nicky Simpson is Commercial Director for Enterprise Flex-E-Rent and joined following the acquisition of SHB

Read the Article
Leadership Career Progression Mentorship
Getting to know....Jennifer Koontz
Getting to know....Jennifer Koontz

We caught with our AVP European Airport Properties and Relations to learn more about her role career journey

Read the Article
Leadership Career Progression
Getting to know....Paul McCorkell
Getting to know....Paul McCorkell

Paul McCorkell to talk about his Enterprise career, what he would sing at a karaoke night and his love of skiing and hiking

Read the Article
Career Progression Leadership Employee Development
Area manager profile: Catherine Caddell
Area manager profile: Catherine Caddell

My career with Enterprise began when a friend referred me to apply for the Management Training Programme

Read the Article
Leadership Career Progression Diversity & Inclusion
Area manager profile: Charnelle Taylor
Area manager profile: Charnelle Taylor

Which is best – setting goals or seizing opportunities as they arise? Charnelle Taylor from the North West group explains.

Read the Article

Submit your ideas for an article

Get in touch

Connect with Drive on Twitter

Congratulations on your well-deserved success @LALAUK! 🎊 #Iwork4Enterprise #InspiringAutomotiveWomen https://t.co/sOL7LTsHBl