Welcome to Associate Spotlights, a blog series from Compass Group’s Talent Management team, showcasing various associates across our family of companies.
Kano is a Senior System Director with TouchPoint Support Services. He began his career with TouchPoint in 2012 as Assistant Director of Environmental Services. According to Kano, “I have a passion to serve and am at my best when helping others. Compass Group gives me the opportunity to do that each and every day.”
Describe your proudest moment at Compass so far.
My proudest career moment to date was when I was promoted to Director in 2015. I began my career in Environmental Services and my ultimate goal was to one day become a Director. Through hard work and many sacrifices, I was able to grow into a leadership role.
What is the best career advice that you have ever received?
Believe in yourself, surround yourself with people you can trust, and never sacrifice your integrity.
What has been your favorite training or leadership development course that you’ve completed at Compass Group?
I recently graduated ADAPT (Advanced Leadership and Planned Transition). This program reinforced the importance of time management. It also helped me to better understand the significance of building relationships and living in the moment.
What was your first job?
My first job was bagging groceries at a supermarket. Needless to say, I learned a lot about working with people in this role.
If you had to give up pasta or chocolate for the rest of your life, what item would you choose?
I would choose chocolate. I love lasagna and could not go the rest of my life without it.