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Thursday April 26, 2018

WOMEN OF THE MONTH

Business

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Welcome to Cook Strait News’ - Women in Business Feature where we shine the light on local women in business

Name: Katie Underwood Occupation: Residential Sales Person. What does your role entail?

Name: Samantha Gadd Occupation: Managing Director, Humankind; Director, Kin What does your role entail?

Where to start! My job is so varied and much more than anyone would probably envisage. One minute I can be signing up to list a house for sale and the next minute I can be rescuing a vendor who has locked themselves out and I have the only key. The Licensed under the REAA 2008 job doesn’t start or finish with a sale and purchase agreement, it involves a lot of hard work and problem solving before and after that. Liaising with photographers, home stagers, builders, lawyers, painters, cleaners, brokers, tenants, property managers, relatives, buyers, pets, local agencies and neighbours is all part of the job. My key relationship is with vendors and doing the absolute best for them. I provide regular honest feedback to ensure a stress free experience. Buying a house can be overwhelming. I make sure buyers receive as much information as possible so they can make an informed decision and be thrilled with their purchase.

Every day is different but generally my role is a mix of leadership, strategy, culture, brand, sales, and finance - supporting my team to be the best they can be for our clients. I have the privilege of learning about other organisations every week, seeing how we might be able to help them create awesome employee experiences. I love it!

What has been your biggest achievement?

At work, celebrating 10 successful years in the business with about half of my work from referrals. Out of work, it is biking the Tour Aotearoa for the second time!

I love providing meaningful employment opportunities to others while helping grow the best workplaces in New Zealand. The people we have attracted to work at Humankind seriously make me feel very proud.

What do you love about what you do?

How do you define success?

Every day is different. I love it when everyone involved in a deal is happy with the result. The look on buyers faces when I give them the keys to their new home is so satisfying.

Getting to do what you love every day, being in control of your own destiny and having people you love to share that with.

What is your unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest?

What do you do in your downtime?

I always aim for the most effective marketing strategy for each property. All my listings have their own website and an advanced intevrnet marketing programme.

I have three boys so there is no such thing as downtime! Time with my family, especially outdoors is what helps me to relax.

How do you define success?

What is your unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest?

Receiving a 10/10 from vendors and buyers for the same deal.

What do you do in your downtime?

Cycling, movies and getting away from it all. At present I’m trying to visit as many off shore islands in New Zealand as possible.

Name: Sensei Patricia Reilly Occupation: Managing Director of Patricia Reilly Rembuden What does your role entail?

Making the benefits of karate accessible to all levels of the community from preschool onwards. Ranging from traditional karate and self defence to 30-minute Get Fit Fast classes; Kardiopower and Strengthen&Tone.

What has been your biggest achievement?

Aside from my three beautiful boys? Probably being named fastest growing services business in the 2015 Deloitte Fast 50 and launching Kin, sister company to Humankind in October last year.

What do you love about what you do?

My purpose is helping people to love what they do. What sets me apart is my relentless passion for building a purpose led business, brand, offering and workplace. www.humankind.nz

Name: Juliet Young Occupation: Business Manager

What does your role entail?

I’m the Business Manager and I look after marketing, communications and administration. We also have people who support us with specialist services like accounting, recruitment and information technology.

What has been your biggest achievement?

What has been your biggest achievement?

Being awarded back to back Prime Minister’s Scholarships to perfect my karate in Okinawa. This added depth to my karate and cemented my skills as a National Coach for Karate NZ.

My biggest recent achievement is joining (with husband to work in) this business! We’re in a growth phase of improving all our processes to make our service to customers even better.

What do you love about what you do?

What do you love about what you do?

I love identifying people’s potential and inspiring them to improve their own body intelligence. Karate teaches breathing and muscular control, mindfulness and self discipline through focused movement.

I really enjoy working with our team to help our customers solve their electrical problems. It’s important to give our customers the best solutions and their feedback feels great.

How do you define success?

How do you define success?

Success through diligence is always rewarding especially when students achieve medal status. However, small gains such as finally perfecting a technique is equally satisfying when you see students experience personal growth with hard work over time.

Providing a top service to happy customers. Our aim is to make people’s day! To do that we follow a set of values including team work, integrity, accountability, commitment and respect.

What do you do in your downtime?

What do you do in your downtime?

What is your unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest?

What is your unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest?

I work on my other business Fitness Move to get people moving in the corporate sphere to improve productivity and wellbeing. At home I love relaxing with my family and watching a fab episode of ‘Gilmore Girls’ with a nice glass of bubbles in hand! Being a female 5th Dan (black belt) with 35 years of experience in karate and almost 20 years as a secondary school teacher, I understand how to bring out the best in my students. 027 297 6049 | patricia@familyfitkarate.co.nz

We have two busy girls so I manage the household around work. I play netball, do yoga and pilates, enjoy mountain biking and helping out with the kids activities.

We’re on time, do what we say we’re going to do, complete the job to the highest standard and respect customers’ properties. We even wear shoe covers to protect your flooring!

www.yeselectrical.co.nz 021-375-705

Cook Strait News 26-04-18  

Cook Strait News 26-04-18

Cook Strait News 26-04-18  

Cook Strait News 26-04-18