I’ve recently moved into Revenue Consulting as a way to help improve revenue leadership capability across New Zealand. I have over 20 years of experience in executive leadership roles for global organisations, where I’ve led teams in London, Toronto, Australia, Brazil, Russia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. My expertise in building a strong foundation across Sales and Marketing Processes, Technology and People ensures companies can accelerate their growth to the next level.
What do you want our readers to know about you?
It was only after I had my daughter and got divorced when she was 10, that I really started to focus on building my career. It’s never too late to start.
What would you like to see more of in the workplace?
More leaders who truly understand their success will come from helping their people to become the best they can be, not from self-promotion. If your team is successful you will be successful.
What characteristics and/or qualities do you admire in the women you work with?
Women who support and uplift other women, who have the confidence to speak their truth and don’t need to be liked.
What advice did you wish you were given earlier in your career?
Be authentic, be true to yourself. Not everyone is going to like you and that’s ok.
How do you think COVID has changed the workplace for women?
The ability to work remotely is changing the game for women as it is now acceptable to work from home and this offers greater flexibility for all women, especially mothers. Also, with less travel to the workplace, it’s becoming possible to achieve better work-life balance.
What initiatives have you seen that have helped improve diversity in the workplace?
It needs to be led from the top. As a leader, you have to make a conscious effort all the time to hire for and promote diversity. We all have so much unconscious bias from our upbringing to be aware of and we must challenge ourselves on this all the time until diversity becomes the norm.
What was one belief you had that you later realized was a myth?
If you work hard you will be successful. I’ve realised that success is more often as a result of taking advantage of opportunities that cross your path and following your intuition, even if it scares you.
Do you have a mantra or quote that inspires you?
“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” It’s only when you are uncomfortable that you are learning and growing.
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