I have had a varied career in the private, charitable and most recently public sectors but people have always been the focus of what I do. In the main I have worked with those people considered to be furthest removed from society and assist them to safely live the lives they aspire to live. Motivating people to look beyond where they are and supporting them to reach their potential has been a driving force, something I have been committed to promoting. Working for many years in training enabled me to do this. I like to be creative in how I approach community issues and delivering on CSR projects in the private sector afforded me many opportunities to use this skill. I am excited to be joining Community Catalysts who encourage this approach.
I have a passion to see community thrive again and for neighbourliness to be a natural part of how we live and this post encompasses that ethos and have been lucky enough to have seen this in action. I believe that it is the small things that can make a big difference and microenterprise is an excellent platform for this.
In my spare time I like to walk my dog, knit, read, listen to a wide range of music and am currently learning to play the guitar.