Job Title: Development Manager
What exactly is that?
I look after a number of construction sites and solve problems.
How did you get there?
I’ve been an engineer, a surveyor and I now work with a large house builder.
Give us an idea of a typical day for you
I wake up just before 6am, get ready for work and then help my daughter practice her instruments. I eat overnight oats for breakfast because I’m always in a hurry, I bundle my daughter off to school and head to work. I have a number of meetings throughout the day and I try and keep up with paper work. I run an organisation for women in social housing, so I contact my board members during my lunch hour. I leave work, collect my daughter from after-school club or a friends house and we eat dinner, watch a movie and eat popcorn until her dad comes home. Then he puts her to bed and I watch telly, or play games until it’s time to prepare for the next day.
What’s the best thing about what you do?
I work with lots of different people, travel around and occasionally solve really difficult problems.
What’s the one thing you would change about what you do if you could?
I’d have 100 assistants!
What did you want to do for a living when you were at school?
I wanted to be a doctor.
Tell us about one thing you were insecure about it when you were younger
I thought I wouldn’t be pretty when I grew up. I learnt that everyone has something special about them, and that someone love you no matter what you look like.
What advice would you give your 18 year old self if you could?
Nothing, I love my life and I wouldn’t have it if I didn’t do all of the things that brought me here!
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Play with my daughter and photography.
What’s the title of the last book you read?
The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
Share with us one beauty tip you have learned
Sleep, it does wonders.
Share one money tip you have learned
More in than out
Share a life lesson you have learned
Try to love yourself. You are all you really have, your outer self will change, but you will always be in there.
Tell us about your favourite recent purchase for under £25
A £1 copy of poetry from penguin. Just good fun.