1. It has an impact on the lives of others 2. Contributes to the advancement of society and communities 3. Requires critical solutions 4. Many stakeholders 5. Collaboration with multiple people to deliver a project

People who have impacted how I see the 🌍


Holiday = self confidence, finding myself, goal driven, ambitious. Ria & Caiti = self reflection, leadership, emotional intelligence, serving others who are walking the path that I am walking or have walked. Ewald = I understand what it means to be broken, unable to trust and respect, fear of being vulnerable or sharing any part of me (protection mechanism) ---> scared to get hurt Kenney, Carike, Mpho, Nina = Unwilling to be open and share any part of me, unable to be me in public, mot feeling safe. Owen = feeling of imprisoned Riaan = carrying around micromanagement demons

My favorite books 📚

Smillas Feeling For SnowPride and PrejudiceAnna Karenina

Smilla = driven by justice, bad bitch energy and humor, resilient

You can ask me about

Value alignmentWorkplace ToxicityWorkplace Culture

Dealing with trauma and bullying, work place culture, insight into the feelings and underlying insecurities of people, solutions for people problems, navigating the workplace especially for those entering it, developing confidence, transformational learning and learning how to thrive through self reflection.

Personality type


EVERYTHING!!!!! Driven by growth and learning, want to be of service to others, possessing integrity and bothered by injustice, mostly misunderstood, need freedom/independence and autonomy, big dreamer and passionate, empathic, emotionally honest, sensitive to criticism, creative, insightful and perceptive, perfectionist, high importance placed on value alignment, wants to feel heard, intrinsically motivated, opinionated, need time and space to process, articulate, creative solver of people problems, unique voice,

My biggest fear

Being bad, wrong, or corruptBeing helpless, invaded, or overwhelmedBeing without support or security, or being abandonedBeing trapped, deprived/limited, or in pain

I value integrity, justice, equality and fairness, and have been on the receiving end of the lack of those qualities and it broke me...I would hate to now start displaying those behaviors and mindsets. I have felt helpless, overwhelmed, abandoned, unsupported and trapped. It damaged me because I feel so powerless, alone, lacking control, like no one cares, like I am meaningless and unworthy to others. I value freedom and do not want to feel like I am imprisoned and have no free will or control of my life.

A fun fact about me is…

I love abandoned building and sunken ship exploration content.

Future ice dancer, the dream is to be surrounded my flowers, obsessed with ocean and galaxy projectors

My favorite movie

Top GunPhantom of the OperaGhost BustersEncanto

Top Gun = action, big dreams, exhilaration, achievement, loss and grief. Phantom of the Opera = songs which sing to my soul Ghost busters = retake on the classic, on point humor, women empowerment Encanto = amazing songs, storyline tackling societal issues and family dynamics.

Am I lucky?

I am lucky to have had a life changing manager and mentees but overall no.

Things have been an uphill battle at work, easier at times, easier with support but always uphill and unnecessarily so (due to inequality and toxic management). I don't perceive any lucky moments or opportunities and usually end up paying with pieces of my soul for anything positive that is offered/given to me.

How I try to show up at work


Best way to get me excited about something

Marketing something as a growth opportunity, or a teaching opportunity.

Proud moment

Extrinsic = mentoring sessions. Intrinsic = I can't remember, too long ago.

Ria: I am proud of her for taking the steps towards getting herself out of a toxic situation. It takes so much courage and strength to do this. Caiti: Starting to thrive, becoming more assertive and less anxious, able to remain intact while being surrounded by toxic behavior through social awareness and understanding that people's behavior towards her is not a reflection of her.

One thing that might surprise you about me…

I was extremely introverted, painfully shy, awkward and self-critical.

In traumatic situations i.e. workplace mobbing, I revert back into this outdated version of me. These situations instill deep self doubt when my personal foundation is shattered, and makes me question myself.

Something that drives me crazy 😵‍💫 🤬

Toxicity and people who promote and enable it

It is so wrong. People deserve to be treated like people and not sub par humans/robots

I work best as a…

Strategist: I love managing projects. High-level strategy convos is where I show up best.

Me when sh*t hits the fan

Danika Govender when sh*t hits the fan

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AM< 2 meetings

I need focus time to work on deliverables

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I really admire teammates who are…

leaders, technically knowledgeable, vulnerable and invest in others

These qualities inspire me and make me respect people

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My core values


1. Fairness and equality - i know first hand how the lack of which systematically breaks a person down until they loose their inner light, personality, and drive for life 2. Learning - I want to constantly aim towards being a better person 3. Openess and authenticity - I connect with and trust people based on this. I dislike "flavour of the day" people 4. Humour - coping mechanism, and social connector 5. Respect - I need to be able to respect the people in my circle for people to remain in my 6. Creativity - feeds my soul, keeps you young and playful

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You will make my freakin day if you…

a dank MEME

1. Jokes, laughter and authenticity

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the moment1:1with contextmonthly

Communicate with kindness

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Things that deeply motivate me…

Helping others ❤️Work to make the 🌎 a better placeLearning as much as I can 🤓Working with people I love 🥰

Helping others fills my cup. I want to see people grow and I want to help them develop into the best version of themselves, and give them the support that I didn't get. Learning fills my cup, and keeps away the boredom Doing work that adds value and creates an impact

My areas for growth

Collaborates effectively with teammatesFosters high performance teamworkPrioritizes common good over self-interestWilling to openly have difficult conversationsCreates warm, caring relationships with teammates

1. The success of the project is largely impacted by the unity of the team 2. I want to be the leader which utilizes each persons strengths to help them perform at their best and challenge themselves 3. To be a team player and think of us and not I. 4. I don't address issues as it comes up and build up resentment 5. Ability to create these relationships with team members will strengthen the bond and performance of the team

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

1. Be quiet since I am irritable and trying not to lash out at others

1. Acknowledge how I am feeling 2. Assist with better resourcing 3. Make an effort to take things of my plate

Outside of work, you'll find me...

Flower shoppingbeach walk

Interior decorating, TikTok

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Most fulfilling project I've worked on

Pearston - the project I grew up on & high impact on the community

I discovered my confidence and grew my competency on the project. Realised how everything I did was working towards a creating life changing situations for other people (clean water)

How I stand out

Mentors and develops teammates for their growthStays composed throughout conflict or difficult situationsInvests and is interested in personal and professional growthStays true to own values with integrityConsistently hits goals and is a high performer

1. Believe in lifting people as I rise 2. I have been in many hostile situations and am able to respectfully and professionally articulate 3. I believe in continuous learning and self improvement 4. I am not influenced by the negative behaviours of others and will stand for what is right and will not compromise myself 5. I push myself to do better and give back to the team

I'm energized at work by…

helping others succeed

My Achilles Heel is…

1. I get distracted by the injustices

Therapy which helps you distance yourself from the external noise and toxicity

I learn best by…

hearing someone explain it

I love learning from 101 sessions, and people's advice

I worry that my teammates might perceive me as…

1. A negative person who complains a lot 2. Difficult to work with

1. I have a lot of anger and resentment towards the team and individuals. My voice is not heard and is minimised 2. I cannot pretend to be happy so I give off a disengaged attitude towards people

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How I relax

TikTok, lights, beach walks, flowers

Facemasks, good company

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Things I'd love to learn

1. Negotiation 2. Work ethic

1. I want to approach situations with a win win attitude and not attempt to win alone 2. I have a bad work ethic and attitude which I need to work at

😬😧🥴 Recently went outside my comfort zone…

Having to be vulnerable and admit I needed help with workplace bullying

I had to admit what was going on for years that I ignored and how I was an emotional mess

Epic work fails

1. Deleted the CoCT SCADA

These things happen and how to deal with other people's mistakes

My Candor Graph

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