I’ve been at Inspire for almost a year now and my experience has been more than fantastic. I originally came from a work place I’d consider toxic and detrimental. I felt like I couldn’t escape, and since joining Inspire it’s felt like I’ve left one extreme to the next, where I’m now in an environment that’s so positive and motivating.
It’s been life changing – wanting to come to work every day is a huge difference. I really love just supporting everyone in the team, being able to take stress off their plate and being able to do such a diverse variety of things to support others. By making the Accountants’ lives easier, the business can thrive off their work.
OUTSIDE OF INSPIRE
Outside of Inspire I live with the love of my life, a domestic shorthair black and white cat, Odin. Because most of my family isn’t here, Odin has become my closest companion. He is the most personable, cuddliest, best support I’ve ever had. Every couple of weekends, I get to cherish time with my mum.
I absolutely adore nature and want to go hiking every opportunity I get. I’ve become a passionate gardener, a hobbyist you could say. You can also often find me baking away to make treats for others because it brings me joy.
I’ve just recently taken an ancestry test and discovered that I’m mostly Australian, 27% swedish, 22% English, 22% irish with some Scottish and Norweigian descent in there too. Though I’d mainly consider myself just Australian.
HOW DID YOU GET INTERESTED IN CLIENT SERVICES?
I’ve been working full time since I was 17 and the majority of my roles have predominantly been in administration. I was offered a receptionist role in an accounting firm and now it just feels like it’s a part of me and it’s what I’m good at. Ultimately, I just like helping people and the role I’m currently in puts me in the best position to do more.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT INSPIRE?
The culture. I am also extremely proud of the humanitarian work that Inspire does with B1G1, a relief foundation, which is one of the main reasons why I was compelled to start working here. Sometimes donations and contributions can be marketing efforts, but I can honestly say that Ben just cares.
I love the fact that I can reach out to anyone for absolutely anything and know that they’re there for me. It’s not just work to me, it’s family.
WHAT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST IMPACTS YOU’VE MADE?
Just being able to help our Seniors and Juniors. Being able to take stuff off their plate so that they can simply go home on time and see their family means a lot to me. I allocate and delegate efficiently as well as step in when I’m needed to bring some instant relief and management. I just do my job and though it’s an indirect impact, just making their lives easier is important.
WHAT ARE SOME BOOKS YOU RECOMMEND?
I’m in love with all books, please don’t make me choose. As for my favourite authors, I am a huge fan of Stephen King and Brandon Sanderson.
Which Sustainable Development Goal(s) do you choose and why?
I’ve always felt that quality education is important. I also think sustainable cities and communities should be a major goal. How can we accomplish any of the other sustainable development goals if we aren’t educated of these problems and our environment is unsustainable?