Meet the LMK Team: Sheila Garland
“TEAM. Together. Everyone. Achieves. More.”
To keep our “Meet the Team” blog series going, we interviewed Sheila Garland, who has worked at LMK for a little over a year. Sheila tells us what she enjoys about her key role at LMK, what skills she attributes to her success, and what she would like to have an unlimited supply of.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I enjoy the ability to work from home in a quiet peaceful setting. The services LMK provides require great attention to detail and working from home allows individuals, like me, to focus without traditional office distractions.
What behavior or personality trait do you most attribute your success to, and why?
Adaptability. Change is inevitable. One must be able to adjust to new conditions as not all clients or projects are the same. It is important to recognize and identify their individual needs and adjust accordingly.
If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which would you pick?
LinkedIn, Local News, and NFL Network.
What is the most helpful way for you to get feedback?
I find it best when feedback is direct, honest, and there is open dialogue.
You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it? Sushi? Scotch Tape?
Hot sauce!! I cannot get enough of it.
What would you like to do when you retire?
I plan on fishing, camping, and watching football. I love the outdoors, so I plan on spending a lot of my time with nature.
What is something you believed earlier in your career but think about differently now?
I thought larger organizations provided better opportunities and happiness. I now believe employment with a smaller organization provides more work/life balance and more opportunities to advance with the organization as they grow.
What skills or talents are most essential to be effective in your job?
Discipline, attention to detail, and the ability to meet timelines and milestones.
Why did you decide to work for LMK?
I wanted to be part of an organization that acknowledges the importance of the Trial Master File (TMF). I respect that study conduct and the collection of data is important. However, the TMF is an essential part of any agency inspection and should always be managed and maintained to ensure inspection readiness. Working for LMK provides me the opportunity to truly focus on my passion, which is TMF management.
Want to learn more about the TMF and why Sheila believes it is an essential part of a study? Connect with her on LinkedIn. Contact LMK Clinical Research Consulting today to ensure your TMF is inspection ready at all times!