What has been your career path so far?
I had just received my A-level results and a few hours later, I decided to not attend University but to join Deloitte as a school leaver instead. I was part of their public sector audit team for a number of years and, alongside studying for my exams, I had the opportunity to work with a huge range of clients across different industries and sectors. As my experience grew, so did my interest and passion for the Charity sector and that’s what drove me to move to Sayer Vincent.
What do you enjoy most about the charity sector?
I find working with charities very fulfilling, it’s something that resonates with me because helping others is a fundamental value in my life, and with charity clients you get to see the direct impact that’s being made to individuals and society.
What skills do you bring?
Even though my title is Manager, for me, the role extends beyond that. I believe I’m a leader that’s responsible for setting an example and cultivating an environment that brings the best out of people. In my experience, that includes being able to motivate a team, being trustworthy and willing to listen to others whilst understanding and relating to different viewpoints and perspectives.
I’ve found the best way I can do this is through empathy and openness, not only are they skills that are important to me, but they also underline all my audit work and interactions, whether that’s with colleagues or clients. This allows me to create and maintain strong relationships, help others feel comfortable and secure, and create team dynamics that ensure we’re all supported and pulling in the same direction.
Tell us something people may not know about you
I’m a qualified personal trainer – although I don’t currently take on clients; health, fitness and nutrition is something I’ve always been interested in and have enjoyed learning about. I’m always on the lookout for the latest research and biohacks!
What do you get up to outside of work?
I really enjoy photography! It allows me to be creative and has given me a new lens (both literally and metaphorically) with which to see the world. I truly believe there’s beauty in everything and sometimes it just takes a shift in perspective to see it.