We all know that The Pill Club’s mission is one of the reasons that drew Liz to the company. But on a personal level, did you know that Liz is a big sports fan and wanted to be a teacher when she grew up?! The Pill Club’s Patient Care specialist, Tamara Strong, recently chatted with Liz—read on to learn more!
What are three facts about yourself that might surprise people?
When I was a kid, my life goal was to become a mom and preschool teacher.
I am a big sports fan (mostly Michigan sports!).
My recent pandemic media binge has been all about the Marvel movies— Thor is my favorite Marvel character.
Who or what shaped who you are?
My mom. She raised four kids as a stay-at-home mom and then went back to school at 40 to get her masters in computer science. She's taught me that anything is possible if you put in the hard work, have an unfailing belief in yourself, and a sense of humor. It’s been so helpful to have her by my side as a positive realist and sounding board as I try to juggle all of life's demands. Having a sense of humor is definitely key.
What would you say is your greatest strength?
Sometimes your greatest weaknesses are your greatest strengths and vice versa. So I'll say it’s that I love people. I love building teams and finding ways to bring out the best in people. Being able to do great things—while having fun with people you respect—is one of the most satisfying life experiences.
Why The Pill Club?
I love the mission, and I think we can be so much more. The element of empowerment that we can deliver, by making what is currently a fragmented health care experience more simple, is one that I'm enamored with. At Uber, we held dear the concept of simplicity: what if you could get a ride with the touch of a button? I think that applies here as well: by making things simple, we create joy and care more about our member. This in turn empowers her to do so many other things.
If you could do it all over again, what (if anything) would you change?
This is a hard question. I really believe in serendipity and having an attitude that makes the best out of every situation—even finding the joy in what may be overlooked. So as not to entirely dodge the question, I think if I could do it all over again, I would have stuck with playing the piano. As an adult now, sometimes I just want to be able to sit down to play, but I never got to that level. It's not too late, though! I’ve been considering taking piano lessons with my kids.
Whataburger or In/Out Burger?
Neither. Blimpy Burger is where it's at!