Looking for executives to share their lessons about career growth

What is your current position and company?

MD, BeecherMadden and Nicoll Curtin. A global headhunting firm, currently building our US business.

 

How long has it taken you to get there?

12 years

 

What was your very first professional position?

My first role from university was in real estate.

 

What is one thing you would have done differently?

I would have learnt to set boundaries earlier. Setting clear non-negotiables with my staff and therefore raising the bar on my expectations. I let people get away with too much because I wanted to keep them happy.
What is one thing that changed over the course of your career?

Social media has been the biggest change. How I can impact my business and profile by using social media well.
What is your uniques story in just 3-4 sentences?

I set up my own recruitment firm 8 years ago, selling the business to a larger company at the end of 2017. I am now building out the US business for the company, with a big target of $50 million in 5 years. It was challenging to be young, and female, in this industry, to be taken seriously by industry peers. I have built a strong profile within the industry, in 2 countries, as well as a successful business.