10-MINUTE MANAGER: On the move
Shireene Mathlin Tulloch is group director of operations with the Mango Bay Group.
Q: Are you where you’ve always wanted to be?
A: Definitely! It took me a while, but I now have both the career that I enjoy and a family that I adore. I feel so blessed!!
Q: What is your biggest professional challenge?
A: Not enough hours in a day! There is so much more that I know I can do and would love to do.
Q: What is your biggest life challenge?
A: Trying to keep everyone I love happy and not lose myself in the process.
Q: When you look to the future, what do you see?
A:?Age 65 around the corner! It will be here before I know it, so my goal now and over the next few years is to do what needs to be done to ensure that my family and I are as happy and comfortable after retirement as we are now. I would also love to continue to work with young people in programmes designed to bring out the best in them.
Q: What is your favourite pastime?
A:?Reading a good book . . . watching a good movie and a good carnival fete (I know that’s more than one).
Q: What is your favourite meal?
A: Any food that I don’t have to cook. The kitchen is not my favourite room in the house.
Q: On Saturday nights where are you likely to be?
A: At home enjoying precious time with my husband and young daughter.
Q: What upsets you the most?
A: Selfish people, and people who take advantage of others.
Q: What is your guiding philosophy?
A: I have a few: it’s never too late; be the best that you can be at all times; help someone whenever you can, and be happy!
Q: If you had the chance to manage Barbados for a day, what would you do?
A: Have persons in key positions spend that day with young people, particularly those who we would not normally spend time with. Listen to them and really hear what they are saying. Do something positive for/with them that they would never forget.