Humans Of Envera: Alla Balabaeva
Alla Balabaeva is Envera Health’s Scrum Master in Product Development. Alla is passionate about connecting patients with the right care, in the right place, at the right time and her work accomplishes this vital mission.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
“I have to say that there are a number of people who have influenced me over the years, the list can do go on, but I have to say my husband. He’s incredibly talented and since I’ve met him I’ve become a better person. We’ve been married a number of years and we immigrated [from Russia] to this country and had to struggle. He’s pushed me professionally and personally and I owe it to him the person I am today.”
What’s the biggest challenge you face working at Envera?
“The most challenging thing is being able to maintain focus on the most important issue. As a project manager, I work across multiple teams and cross-functionally so things [are complex] and can get lost. I always try to remind myself that the most important thing has to be in the spotlight. Organizations as busy as we often prioritize everything as most important and that’s a problem.”
How do you deal with difficult times?
“I look for someone, a person, to connect with and find ways through the challenge. I was hired as a scrum master and that’s evolved into a much larger role but what I do is form a unit into a team and get solutions from the team.”
What drives you?
“It’s very inspiring to work with a company that connects patients to the care they need. As a mother, as a human being, I understand how important it is to connect people with the health care at the right place and at the right time. Envera is on a mission to get people the critical care they need quick and in the right way.”