Classy Culture

When describing Classy Llama, we can’t start by talking about our skills, or our experience, or our education. To really express what makes us special, we have to start by talking about who we are, as people, as parents, and as members of our communities.

Because, in the end, those are the things we have in common. It’s those things that make the other things matter. It’s those things that ensure that when we come together in the office, we love, respect, and value each other, as well as our partners and our clients.

At the end of the day, we realize that what matters most is not how much your traffic grew year-over-year or how fast each order gets shipped or each page gets loaded. We realize what matters most is that, by taking care of all of that stuff, when we go home to our family, and our friends, and to the things that hold us steady in our work, we sleep well at night knowing that we’ve also helped our clients protect what matters most to them. And because we want to love others like we want to be loved.

Morning Cultural Snippets

Each morning at 9am we come together and our CEO, Kurt Theobald, helps start our day with some thought provoking wisdom, laced with humor, to help us grow our work, client and family relationships and strengthen our own minds and souls. You might find some a bit odd and out there, and that’s okay. We chose to begin sharing them with the world because we love our Classy Culture, and we think you will too. 

Rowing Like a Hebrew, July 6, 2016

Rowing Like a Hebrew
The Greek view of time is that you are standing in a river and, like water, time is rushing past you. The Hebrew view is that you are in a rowboat, looking behind you at where you came from. This perspective allows you to let go of the worry about the destination and feel confident in the direction you’re going because of who you are and the foundation you’ve laid behind you.

Time is the Great Equalizer, June 30, 2016

Time is the Great Equalizer
We often use time as an excuse. “I’m too busy.” “I am burning the candle at both ends.” “I had too much to do, and couldn’t get that done.” However, time is the great equalizer – we each have the same 24 hours with which to live/work. You have been given the time you need to do what you are uniquely designed to do. Like any resource, how we invest it decides what return we get on it, and what we invest in determines what fruit we’ll produce.

Llama Culture - Redefining Insanity, June 29, 2016

Redefining Insanity
It is said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Therefore doing the same thing and expecting the same result is the definition of sanity. But if the one is insane, I think the other’s plumb crazy. In the absence of growth is decay. The environment and circumstances are constantly changing around you. Eventually your “same way of doing things” will stop working as well, or stop working entirely.

Release Control - June 28, 2016

Release Control
The feeling of frustration, irritation, anger, etc. all stems from a feeling that we cannot control a given situation. Releasing that need for control will also release those negative feelings.

Anger - June 27, 2016

Anger
As a society, we frown on anger. However, it is an emotion we all feel and shouldn’t be ignored, or it can build into something unhealthy.

Getting to Know our Llama's

Classy Llama’s company culture is nothing without its employees. We enjoy getting to know each other beyond their skillset in the work environment, and we thought you would too. Below are just a few. Keep checking back as these will rotate out frequently.

Larry Goodhue, Project ManagerLearn more about Larry
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Chris Oursbourn, Project ManagerLearn more about Chris