How long have you worked at TransQuip?
Since April 2018. I have 23 years experience in sales, marketing and most recently the health and safety sector has been of major interest to me. I completed my Health and Safety level 1 training 2 years ago and since then I have been driven to improve standards of practice. I do think New Zealand has a ‘she’ll be right’ attitude towards safety standards. This is slowly improving but there is still room for education and engagement. I wanted to be part of the sales team here because I could see how my values aligned with the company values. At TransQuip, I feel honoured to get the opportunity to help our customers assess their health and safety needs. Every day is about ensuring everyone gets home safely to their loved ones.
What do you like about the culture and working at TransQuip?
All for one, one for all. Everyone works as a team here. It’s very rare to find an organisation where everyone just gets stuck in to get the job done to ensure our customers get outstanding service. The diversity in the team (all races, all religions) just make us even more effective.
What are your career aspirations and goals?
I am looking forward to being instrumental in the growth of TransQuip in the North Island. So much potential up here. I can’t wait to tap into new areas for expansion.
What do you enjoy outside of work? I strive for balance. I like to work hard, play hard. I am raising a blended family of four kids and a dog. Never a dull day in my household. When I am not working, I love doing CrossFit and strength training with my husband who is a level 1 CrossFit coach. I’m happiest when I am cooking chicken curry and listening to old jazz with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in my hand.
What for you was the best part of the last year at TransQuip? Best part of working for TransQuip last year was starting our Facebook page and getting positive feedback from customers about our service. I was immensely proud to be part of a team that made life so much easier for customers who needed real gear, real fast! There was one customer who said “ You guys just saved my day”. So much satisfaction in hearing that.
What is your favourite quote?
I have two quotes I live by and I teach my kids to embrace this as well.
1) To know the dark is to appreciate the light.
2) Life is like a marathon. It does not matter if you finish first, second or last. What matters is that you reach the finish line.