My career has always been about people; either their personal development or leading and navigating teams and individuals through tough business transformations.
Over my 2o-year corporate career as an employee, interim, and later as an independent Business Change consultant in leadership roles, I’ve been fortunate to experience a range of business sectors from public to insurance, publishing, pharmaceutical, management consultancy, FMCG, banking, retail and law. I was based in HR, IT and Communication functions. I was always brought into support people, lead culture change and deliver business transformation. I did this by using tools snd frameworks that put people and teams at the heart of the change. I learnt very early on in my career that being authentic, honest, and building trust are essential when working with people and leading large change programmes.
I was ambitious, driven and focused and built a very successful career, but I had to go through quite a few setbacks, lessons, and experiences both personally and professionally. I’ve witnessed first-hand toxic work cultures and the impact is has on teams, individuals and ultimately the business and it’s reputation.
Combined with burnout, imposter syndrome, and dancing to other’s expectations of what I should be doing at work – I had enough.
Zero personal life and overcome with a loss of identity, I knew something had to change and took action for my health and sanity.