10-MINUTE MANAGER: Putting God first in all things
Q: Are you where you’ve always wanted to be?
A: At this point in my life and in my career, I can definitely say yes, I am where I would like to be! Every day I encounter new projects, which offer different challenges and which push me to improve my skills and abilities. In this position, I have been blessed to travel throughout the world; consequently, I have built strong relationships with people across the globe.
I genuinely love what I do and I look forward to growing in my profession.
Q: What is your biggest professional challenge?
A: I believe in providing my clients with exemplary service, certainly this work ethic demands that I manage my time effectively so that I am able to balance both my personal and work life. As a result, sometimes, work encroaches a bit on my personal time but fortunately, I have the strong support of my friends and family, all of whom are very understanding about the challenges associated with my position.
Q: What is your biggest life challenge?
A: Again I would have to say finding and maintaining a good work / life balance.
Q: When you look to the future, what do you see?
A: I would like to see local private sector businesses working together to streamline their operations with the view of generating job opportunities and improving their profitability. In this economic environment, businesses have to find ways to work in synergy to realize company growth and pull Barbados out of the current economic situation.
Q: What is your favourite pastime?
A: I have developed a passion for both photography and videography. When I am not working or spending time with family and friends, you can find me somewhere on the island looking for that perfect shot.
Q: What is your favourite meal?
A: Having had the opportunity to live in Britain, the United States of America and Trinidad, I have enjoyed a wide variety of foods. However, none of these can compare to Barbadian food.
My favourite dish is the Bajan staple – rice and peas with lamb stew and a generous portion of potato salad.
Q: On Saturday nights where are you likely to be?
A: I try to spend most of my free time with family and friends enjoying a meal and catching up on the week’s events.
However, I am usually never found far from my camera.
Q: What upsets you the most?
A: It really upsets me when persons operating in a business environment act unprofessionally. It negatively impacts the image of the firm where they work and more importantly their own reputation.
Q: What is your guiding philosophy?
A: I have sought to place God first in all that I do and truly treat people as I would like to be treated. I have found that this philosophy has helped me to build and maintain lasting client and personal relationships.
Q: If you had to manage Barbados for a day, what would you do?
I would establish an annual inter-denominational national day of prayer and encourage Barbadians to seek God’s guidance and wisdom daily in light of the times which we are currently facing.