Nikita van der Merwe
Assistant Sales Manager
UDM has provided me with endless opportunities and has allowed me to grow into the best person I could ever imagine myself to be both personally and professionally. I started my career at UDM in 2011 as a Confirmation Assistant and got promoted to a Quality Assurance Consultant shortly after.
In this position I gained knowledge on both the Insurance as well as the Isabella Garcia side. This then opened the door that led to the opportunity of a lifetime, when I became an Isabella Garcia Sales Supervisor. The best part of working for this amazing company is the fact that I get to work with so many different personalities daily and can help develop and grow individuals into the best parts of themselves. The joy and satisfaction I get from helping people reach their goals and live their best lives is priceless.
The saying is true: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”!
Since joining the team at UDM I have learned three valuable life lessons:
Good things do not come to those who wait. Good things come to those who get up early, stay late, those who work harder than the rest and most importantly, good things come to those who decide to be the best.
People are not products of their choices. People are products of their habits. The things you do every day will either set you up for success or failure.
The sky is not the limit. The limit is actually much higher than that, the limit is actually something that people who don’t achieve anything made up… there is no limit to what you can achieve.
Acting Sales Supervisor
Since starting at UDM in 2009 as a sales consultant, UDM has offered me the space to be me unapologetically.
In Sales we, need to be able to adapt and be versatile to be able to grow, UDM has given me the opportunity to be the best version of me, helping me to achieve my goals and always aspire to bigger things.
In 2016 I was selected as one of the first ever Elite Sales agents, during this time I was achieving heights professionally and personally that I never thought was possible.
In 2019 I was given the opportunity to become a permanent sales coach to new and old sales agents. My purpose was to help them achieve their full potential.
During this time, I gained enough knowledge from my peers always having the next goal in mind.
During my first 11 years, I gained the knowledge and experience that has helped me to be where I am today, a Sales Supervisor in the Universal living division.
I chose UDM 11 years ago, and UDM choses me daily. I Am so excited for my uture at UDM and the endless opportunities they offer.