Why Saira chose The Grilled Cheese Coaching Co – in her own words
Meet Saira Sayed, Director of HR Business Partners at Benchling: a cloud-based software platform built for the science R&D space. Prior to working with us, Benchling had enjoyed steady growth – powered by funding from various investors who recognized the company’s potential. Then, in 2019, it received a $50m cash boost, creating the conditions for hyper-growth inside the company.
She needed to upskill her 30-strong management team so they could help the wave of new recruits needed to navigate this next period of accelerated growth.
But what about burnout? How could she help her team maintain a work/life balance? then there was the recruitment process itself.
Saira needed a diverse workforce that could effectively lead during this critical phase of transition – and managers who could foster a culture of inclusivity in their diverse and increasingly distributed teams.
We were excited to explore the opportunity of a partnership with this growing, phenomenally successful, and mission driven company – and got straight to work.
Using feedback from preliminary manager sessions, we recognized the potential for our Leading Through Scale program to empower Benchling’s management team to navigate this period of exciting expansion.