Maintenance Coordinator, Independent Property Management
What is the market like in your area? Canberra has a strong rental market, particularly around the town centres, with tenants preferring newer properties and convenience of location. In June 2018 the median weekly rent for a unit in Canberra was at an all-time high of $450 per week.
What is one thing you've quit doing since Transform? I have quit trying to be like everyone else – ‘We can only control that which we can control’.
What's your biggest takeaway from the program? Thanks to Fiona, I realise that while we can strive for greatness we do not need to be perfect. The best leaders are not perfect and they do not try to hide this. Be yourself, and use emotional intelligence to embrace your strengths and continue to improve.
How did you fit everything in during the challenge? During Transform I was on leave for the first two weeks and then returned to work for a week of transition into a new role within our department. To balance this, I had to be disciplined in booking out hour blocks to complete the daily challenges. Some days I needed to add extra time while ensuring I maintained work/life integration.
What is your next goal? To apply digital innovation to continue to refine processes and systems. I would 100 per cent participate again and have set myself a goal to finish in the top five.