I’ve been told that I’m a bit of a chameleon…. I believe that one needs to live your God-given talents….wisely and fearlessly BOLD.
And so it is, that when you meet strangers, usually the second (and usually it’s the dreaded) question you get asked, is …”So, what do you do?”
Most people would reply with a “I’m a (insert profession here)...”
Let's face it, what we "do" is part of our identity. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to be able to answer the "What do you do?" question in a way that makes us feel positive about ourselves. A good day at work is a good day in life. While a bad day at work can ruin our outlook for weeks. This is where I always ask myself, "Is it worth what I’m doing?”
I like to share what impresses me about the work that I do. If I can get people to believe what I believe, it’s no longer just a job…
So, "what do I do?”….
My work primarily revolves around consulting as a Human Resources Specialist. Human Resources usually gets a bad rap. HR is sometimes seen as the “anti-fun police,” cracking down on anything that makes the workplace more lively. But not all HR groups are squelchers of fun. I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of Businesses who knew the tremendous benefits of humour, empowering their staff and have been instrumental in creating a fun culture at work, while at the same time ensure we have the right people in the right place so the Business can grow, still within the framework of our legislation.
And then...Graphic Design. This is my recently found passion, established 2016. I mostly partner with Businesses in either creating branding from scratch or revamping and build on the client’s existing name. Here I get to be imaginatively bold by creating designs with individuality and uniqueness.
In Peter Drucker’s words: "The only way to predict the future, is to create it”
I’m passionately curious - the day I realise that I don’t make a difference in other people’s lives… that is the day I will get out of Business; as your Business is my Business.
..and when opportunity doesn’t knock, I build a door, and so should you.
Welcome to my door!