Kick-Off is a Medix team tradition. During this annual meeting, hundreds of Medix teammates join together for three days of team building, keynote speakers and professional development. In addition to awards recognizing achievements in both business and philanthropy, teammates also share speeches – known as MedixTalks – which bring to life Medix core values by connecting stories of personal and professional adversity.

Kick-Off 2019, themed ‘Win the Day,’ was held March 6-8 in Itasca, Illinois. To give readers a better of idea of what it’s like to experience Kick-Off at Medix, we interviewed a few first-time attendees to see what they thought. Here’s what our teammates had to say:

Mike, Account Executive – Parsippany

“Kick-Off was incredible!  One of the things that stuck with me was how close we are as an organization, even though we have offices all over the country.  I felt instantly connected to everyone when I was there, and it was great to meet the people that I have emailed and talked to on the phone before, but never got to meet up until then!”

Rebecca, Recruitment Advisor – Boston

“Being able to match faces to names and voices I have been connecting with for over a year now has made our relationships that much better. Even though we all come from different backgrounds and parts of the country, you could really feel the overall Medix brand and the communal passion we all have for ‘Positively Impacting Lives.’ I truly took something away from every speaker and team building event that we participated in.”

“I’m a little bit country, I’m a little bit CEO…”

Phil, Recruitment Advisor – National Accounts

Only at Medix could you learn so much in three days and have a party at night with your CEO dressed up like Run D.M.C., while you are dressed up like country legend, Charlie Daniels.”

Melissa, Account Executive – Orange

“Kick-Off 2019 was an incredible event that I feel fortunate to have been a part of. I felt so inspired by every keynote speaker, MedixTalk and my team! The energy in the room was contagious and unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.”

Courtney, Recruitment Advisor – Kansas City

“I loved that we got to hear from people regarding Camp Hometown Heroes! From our most involved internal employees, to the camp director, to a camper and his mother – it was so cool to see the real-life impact that our company has made through that partnership. It’s always fun and fulfilling when our office sponsors children for camp, but learning more about the organization during Kick-Off and hearing stories first-hand really brought it to life.”

Nate, Account Executive – Houston

“I love that I am part of an organization that supports the loved ones left behind when someone bravely lays down their life for this country. It goes hand and hand with ‘win the day’; each day is what you make it, and no matter how difficult of a day you are having, there is always something to be thankful for if you are willing to change your perspective.”

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Mural for Camp Hometown Heroes made by Medix teammates!

Brock, Account Executive – Pittsburgh

“Kick-Off was energetic and an amazing experience for me. Since I started at Medix in January, I have felt like a part of the team and felt the support from everyone around me. We know that ‘Positively Impacting Lives’ is our mantra, but I wanted to say that – alongside impacting clients, talents and our communities – we also positively impact each other’s lives right here at Medix!”

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Teammates pose at the Medix Awards!

Daniela, Recruiter III – National Accounts

“I loved the interaction of leaders and teammates across all offices, inspiration from the MedixTalks and new strategies I was taught regarding accountability, perception, preparation and discipline. I feel like I was given leadership development, new relationships and fun memories from these three sweet days!”

Mollie, Recruitment Advisor – Orange County

“After attending Kick-Off, I can truthfully say that joining the Medix team was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I am proud to be a part of a company with such rooted values and cannot wait to begin my journey spreading and sharing our purpose. Quite frankly, who wouldn’t want to work with Medix?”

Thank you for sharing your stories from Medix Kick-Off 2019! Were you there or do you have questions about any Medix team traditions? Keep the conversation going in the comment section below!