At Fieri our people are what make us different Chosen for their life experience as well as expertise and qualifications, our coaching staff have the skills and knowledge to guide people to success. Their vast life experience and a wealth of knowledge and training, forms the basis of their teaching.
Here we look more closely at our people and the skills which allow them to deliver programmes with empathy, humility and great skill.
Q. What is your current job / role?
A. I’m a Programme Manager at Fieri. I liaise with clients, design leadership and behavioural change programmes and facilitate their delivery. I feel really empowered with the scope of the role.
Q. How did you get into this?
A. When I was in the process of leaving the Army after 16 years, I was keen to transition into a career in the Learning and Development field with a focus on leadership and team performance. A lot of people in my network suggested I look at Fieri and it is a great fit!
Q. What is the best thing about your job?
A. I feel I am learning all the time about the science and art of leadership, high performing teams and behavioural change, not only from the other Fieri experts I work with, but also the delegates who share their experiences and insights from different career fields.
Q. And the worst?
A. When we started delivering a lot of training virtually, the thought of being responsible for running Zoom and Teams calls filled me with dread, however I’ve surprised myself and I’m pretty handy on all these different platforms.
Q. When did you know what you wanted to do with your life?
A. I actually thought I wanted to work in TV production and post production which is what I did for a few years after my drama degree at university. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to do that to realise it didn’t suit me. I’ve come to realise that the important thing is not what you do but that you work with great people, doing work that challenges you, where you feel you add genuine value with your skills and in an organisation where the culture and ethos aligns with your own values.
Q. What is one piece of advice you would give to young people today?
A. I think young people today are less wedded to one career which is a healthy way to approach life. There are so many things you can do and each experience will somehow nudge you closer to doing something you love.
Q. What is the thing you’re most proud of?
A. I’m extremely proud of my military service – it absolutely was the making of me.
Q. What motivates you?
A. I’m motivated by an exciting challenge and having other people depending on me to deliver for them.
Q. Do you have a leadership style?
A. I naturally lean towards a more democratic style of leadership but know I can transition to other styles of leadership dependent on the context.
Q. What book has impacted you the most and why?
A. I am really interested in Women in Leadership so initially Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ was very impactful when it first came out. Now I love Julia Gillard’s ‘A Podcast of One’s Own’, Brene Brown’s podcast and books and I’m also obsessed with anything Simon Sinek publishes.