Get to Know the People Science Team: Stacey Levine
Title: Senior People Scientist
Residence: Pennington, NJ. I moved back and forth between Philadelphia and New York City a couple of times before settling in an area almost equidistant between the two cities!
Hometown: Bucks County, PA
Stacey Levine found psychology late in her college career, and it clicked almost instantly.
“I loved clinical psychology, but ultimately I was drawn to the idea of applying human motivation in the workplace,” she says. “We spend so much of our time at our jobs. If we can help people be happier and more fulfilled at work, they’ll be happier and more fulfilled in all aspects of their lives.”
After a long career in management consulting, Stacey came to Glint for the opportunity to live out that very mission: helping people be happier and more successful at work. She’s passionate about working alongside Glint customers to help them find meaning in their people data and translate it into actions that have a positive impact for employees.
Learn more about Stacey’s work and life:
What’s your motivation for doing what you do?
I love the idea of giving employees a voice—to be able to raise issues and propose changes that employees don’t always get the chance to express to their leadership teams.
Any career goals you’re working toward?
One of my ongoing goals is to improve my skill as a coach. I’ve been lucky to have met some great ones in my career. They don’t always say a lot, but their ability to listen, ask the right questions, and provide quiet but effective guidance has always blown me away. I think developing this skill will make me a better consultant, peer, friend, and family member.
What has been a big learning moment in your career?
I’ve come to learn that having impact doesn’t come from using big words or long PowerPoint decks to prove a point. Employee data can feel overwhelming, but somewhere in all that data is a simple story that needs to be told.
What’s your top tip?
Don’t get caught up thinking that if you haven’t made monumental changes since your previous engagement survey, you shouldn’t survey your employees again. This belief causes a lot of organizations to delay asking their employees how they feel, often when they need it most. So continue to survey, and also share the small success stories that happen every day. Once you learn to identify and tell these stories, you can inspire others to create and share their own successes.
What was your first job?
My first job was in food service at the Sesame Place amusement park. It taught me a lot about customer service. And my first “real” job was as a research assistant studying post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans and Holocaust survivors. That was my first lesson in listening and gathering stories.
How many cups of coffee do you drink per day?
I have tried coffee repeatedly but never liked it. I really feel left out of an entire part of our culture. I usually spend too much time staring at the menu at Starbucks, wishing there was something I wanted.
What do you like to do outside of work?
My husband and I carve out time almost every night with our 7-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter to read the Harry Potter book series aloud together (we’re on Book 5 and are fairly obsessed now!). I also watch every episode of House Hunters International, which feeds my love of travel and real estate. This translates into lots of time spent fixing up the home we recently purchased or planning excursions with my family, even if it’s just exploring a new town, museum, restaurant or place to hike.