Life is short, and time is our only truly limited resource in this world.
"I have never been one to take anyone or anything for granted. I learned that people do need to have a purpose, whether it be personally or professionally or both. My purpose was to learn and grow while helping others grow. Seeing so many people as suppressed spirits made it easy to leave that weekly pay cheque behind. My view is when you place people before progress, success can follow"
"So let's put this theory to the test!"
More on my journey here:
During the recent pandemic, I have come to realise that flexible working conditions can be more productive, cost-effective and can help employers retain their valuable employees.
After working in our own family business as an Office Manager for a Soil Investigation Company for many years, it was hard to come to terms with the sale of the business. The business which I have been passionate about is now being used as an ancillary service and not as important as it once was.
We originally sold our family business in 2010 as I moved to New Zealand with my young Family. I was re-employed by the company that acquired our family business and worked remotely from NZ. One day the General Manager asked for me to return to Perth to Project Manage the Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) contract for the Browse LNG Development situated in Broome, Western Australia. With that in mind, it was only meant to be a 2-year plan. It was always my intention to move back to NZ. Naturally, I transitioned into a permanent role and I found myself spending a total of 12 years in Perth working in the mining sector for the owner who acquired our company.
The company engaged remote staff to support them with their 'back of house' operations with whom I worked closely alongside. This was when the Flexi-Tribe idea started and the journey began!
Many of the people I worked alongside within the industry remain some of my closest friends. I love the company, as they have taught me a lot. The management I had worked with – some amazing and some not-so-amazing have provided me with experiences and taught me things that will serve me for a long time to come.
So why the change?
Life perspective! I came to realise that after 12 years of doing the same thing that I have outgrown the company. I found myself constantly banging heads whilst wanting to implement change. The amount of red tape in your way in order to help streamline activities is enough to suppress the most spirited and optimistic souls. Having a boss who is constantly chasing the dollar but forgetting about the staff who are some of his most valuable assets, I realised that I needed to follow my passion which has always been helping people. After a lot of soul searching, I knew it was time for a change and my creative spirit allowed me to dream big!
Working in the corporate world has taught me one thing;
"We are strengthened by diversity"
The World has many talented individuals and if we come together, we are stronger!
With this in mind, I started enlisting a dynamic and flexible group of talented and qualified individuals who shared the same values and could assist small businesses by providing quality yet cost-effective services.
For most people, business process optimisation doesn't sound very interesting. For me, this is something that I get excited about and I love to save precious time and resources.
I have never been one to take anyone or anything for granted. I learned that people do need to have a purpose, whether it be personally or professionally or both. My purpose was to learn and grow while helping others grow. Seeing so many people as suppressed spirits made it easy to leave that weekly pay cheque behind. My view is when you place people before progress, success can follow.
"When you place people before progress, success will follow"