Are you ready for another dose of inspiration? Read the latest episode of Soaring with Sabre in which Katarzyna Pichura shared her greatest lessons during the journey through different business teams in our company.

1. In your journey with Sabre over the past 5 years, you have changed business units and roles, which is very inspiring. Tell us, how was the experience?

Initially, it was not an easy decision to join Sabre in Krakow as I live in Rzeszów. However, Sabre offered me the chance to work from home 2 days per week and until March 2020, I was commuting regularly between both cities. I have always felt that my managers value my work, and they are open to helping me. As such, they have motivated me to change roles and responsibilities. This experience has taught me that Sabre genuinely cares about its employees.

2. What motivates you to look at different roles as you progress further in your career?

Before Sabre, I worked in Travel Agency and utilized Sabre Red on a daily basis. I always dreamed of working for Sabre, but my appreciation of the product was from the perspective of an SRW. Since joining Sabre, I have become familiar with the company in its entirety; the Travel Industry is incredibly broad and there are many Sabre products that have had an incredible impact not only on Travel Agencies themselves but also on both the Airline and Hospitality industries.

Curious to explore the wider implications of our products, I decided to diversify and take on new responsibilities and roles within Sabre. In January 2020, I joined the ‘Women in Technology’ community. This talented group encouraged me to change my mindset and think about my career in a more strategic way. After 9 months, I became a co-leader within the organization. Their encouragement has led me to the point where I not only look ahead, asking “where would I like to be in the next 10 years” but reflecting on successes and failures, questioning “what have I learned?”. This balance of cooperation within Sabre and my position within the WiT Community inspires me to strive on a daily basis.

3. How would you advise people who wish to consider internal moves as you have?

My advice is simple, envision your goals. Ask yourself where you would wish to be in 2, 5, or 10 years (the timeframe is up to the individual). Simon Sinek suggests answering the question “WHY would you like to get there? “because, if you understand WHY it is important to you then you will find your motivation. As a result, you won’t be afraid to face challenges and go beyond your comfort zone; you will anticipate failure is a part of the journey, and you will find the courage to try again. If your focus is driven by WHY you will achieve more and reflect with pride on the path you have taken

4. What has been your greatest lesson as you have worked through different business teams?

I have le5arned to be open-minded and be ready to take risks. The learning process is never simple but accepting failure is integral when we want to push the boundaries. I try to look at failures as a challenge: to avoid their repetition; to learn from them, and to move onwards and upwards.

5. What’s the best part of Sabre that you like?

Essentially, PEOPLE. The diversity of talent at Sabre affords me such a wide base of knowledge and experience that I can both cooperate with and learn from. Cooperation promotes growth for the company, the team and the self.

Equally, a FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT. Having the opportunity to find the balance between work and personal life. The approach to flexible working by companies, such as Sabre, mean that I am able to contribute the wide range of skills I have to offer, without compromise.