Why hello. You found me. And so it would seem you’re looking for something you think I might be able to provide. You want to know more about me? That’s nice (Thanks.)
Let’s start with ‘work’. There are four things I can tell you about Sue the career woman.
1. I’m a writer; self taught, aside from my the usual English lessons to which we’ve all been exposed in primary and high school. In business I’ve written correspondence, papers and reports on behalf of CEOs and Board Chairmen. In the creative sense I’ve penned media releases, intranet articles, newsletters, annual reports, blog posts, digital marketing content and social media. And then there’s the small matter of minuting meetings, which isn’t tiny at all. Locally, nationally, internationally… minuting meetings across the globe is a valued thing.
2. I’m a photographer; 30+ years qualified to be precise (is that even possible, considering I only feel 35?). I’m accredited with the AIPP. They’re a strict bunch, so it’s even more grand that they’ve awarded me with Silver four times at state and national level.
3. I’m an organiser extraordinaire. That’s where my office management, executive support, governance, administration, event management and minuting skills come into play. It’s a huge part of my background. Though I began my career in photography and advertising, a stint in London saw me drawn to administration and office management, which swiftly turned to executive support and account service at the highest level. Organisers are a plenty. Extraordinary ones less so. But those that develop and retain relationships along the way – they are rare. I am blessed in that sense.
4. I’m random, meaning I’m not afraid to extend my hand at new stuff. I’ve run events with 1,000 in attendance. I’ve published a book. I’ve managed holiday and corporate accommodation properties. And not so long ago, I was the voice over for a raunchy TV commercial. What we perceive as being difficult or beyond our capabilities is only limited by the depth and breadth of our imagination.
All of it has been fun. The mix of logic with creativity – I just love it. The combination of being grounded while flying. That’s the best way I can describe it.
Behind every career persona are human characters, slivers inherent of a personality pie that cannot be disguised beneath the cream of awards or the custard of a masters degree. My pie has slivers which are bound by integrity. Freedom is my driving force. Connection with self and others complete my most joyous moments.
Life is not just good. It’s spectacular. Especially when you have the courage to be you.