My career has spanned a diverse range of businesses from large structured global organisations to a two-person founder owned business. I bring experience from a variety of sectors including Charity, Public and Corporate, supporting CEOs, Global & UK HR Directors.
I am warm-spirited and outgoing and enjoy bringing people together in collaboration. My biggest contribution is my ability to make everyone feel involved, uniting a team in order to get things done. My strengths are that I am pragmatic, helpful, and consistent. I enjoy work that allows me to follow through and see results, utilising systems, processes, or helping to create them that then allow me to be efficient and effective in my role.
I am a Fellow of the Executive and Personal Assistant Association and have been hosting weekly ‘drop in’ sessions’ since the beginning of lock down, April 2020. These sessions are an opportunity for PAs/EAs to connect regularly and talk about their challenges, their fears, their concerns, their roles, their health, their personal life and so on. The sessions are a safe space to talk, to gain moral support and be listened to without fear of being judged. In turn, these catch ups have evolved and become so much more.
Whilst at RBS, I was Founder and Chair of the RBS PA Network. Membership c560 globally. The network offered a full calendar of tailored training, career, and networking events, focusing on upskilling sessions. The PA network definitely had a positive influence on the way the PAs worked together, supported their leaders and had better clarity on business priorities. All of this was achieved without any budget, using just a creative approach, and utilising my networks.
In life, I am passionate about making a difference and helping others by way of practical contributions. I am an NLP Practitioner, a Mental Health First Aider and have been a Samaritans Listening Volunteer. I am also part of a small team of volunteers for Helping Dogs in Romania. I help to raise their profile, fundraise, speak with potential adopters and fosterers for our dogs, and educate on animal welfare.