What did you want to become when you were a kid?
An entrepreneur. I wanted to build my own business, be my own boss and manage my own workload. I didn’t know what the idea was behind the business – this changed as I grew up – but it was always a crafty idea where I could balance a passion and a business mindset. I just wanted to build something that was mine.
Now though, I wouldn’t change a thing! I love ADLIB and wouldn’t have it any other way. I feel like here I do get to manage my own workload, have a great manager (who is also open to my ideas of how I should be working), and I did get to build my own desk in an area I was passionate about, where I can specialise within this… plus I get to be creative by constantly feeding the business with various baked goods!
In your opinion, what is “what working at ADLIB” all about?
It’s a mix of everything really; purpose, culture, caring; While we are B-Corp and we have so many amazing causes, we also just care. I think we’re different than other agencies in so many ways and I’m really proud of that. We care about clients, candidates and each other.
At ADLIB I feel like we make sure we’re involved personally and professionally and want our candidates to get the job they want, the client getting the candidate they want and ultimately everyone being happy at the end of the process rather than it just being numbers!
As for the culture, I’ve built relationships here that I absolutely love. There are some amazing people in this business who have become friends. We spend time together outside of work – not because we have to, for company holidays or events – simply because we’re actually friends. I think that says a lot about the people who work here and the culture we have!
What is something unexpected about you that people might be surprised to learn?
I love doing adventurous things – which I think will actually surprise people! I’ve done a solo skydive (which was amazing!) and lots of things like Go Ape courses; survival days; adventure holidays; indoor skydiving and more. From the age of 10 we were going on adventures from abseiling down cliffs to walking tightropes across canyons. I love trying new things and recently went on a cave tour where we dove in tiny gaps in the cliff to explore enclosed caves and it was incredible – and so worth pushing past the fear!