Unlocking Potential #oneteam
Next up in our #OneTeam series is Nadia Pendleton, one of our Business Development Managers at Unlocking Potential. Nadia talks about ‘wow moments’ and sharing first hand experience of the highs and lows of running a business.
Nadia, what is your role at UP, in a nutshell?
As Business Development Manager on the Future Focus team I go out to meet entrepreneurs and companies who are looking to innovate. We plan and help support their paths to success, plugging in all the fantastic resources and people we have at our fingertips to help them on their way.
What experience have you had working with businesses?
I’ve worked in businesses with a focus on customer journey, hospitality productivity to marketing and PR, helped support businesses as a coach and consultant and run my own businesses as well as having launched and run a social enterprise.
What do you most enjoy about working with businesses?
I love seeing people succeed wherever on their journey they are. It can be that ‘wow’ moment of launching a new product, adjusting their mindsets to really believe in themselves, reach for truly life changing goals and bringing people on in their teams so that everyone is running on high energy and making things work. I listen hard and make sure I understand the sub text to the things I hear. There are always layers to peel away. Sharing stories of my own highs and lows keeps things human.
How do you stay inspired?
It’s easy, every day is different and every person has a story. I love getting under the skin of businesses and seeing ways to help them thrive. My colleagues are all really inspiring and the clients I work with get real value from our time together making it enjoyable for all involved.
A little bit extra:
If you had one extra hour in a day, how would you use it?
Hanging out on the beach with my two boys.
If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? Greta Thunberg, Leonardo Di Caprio and Simon Sinek, I think it would be a great debate about the human condition and the environment.
If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
Illiteracy. Education is freedom and a truly democratic path to everything good; it’s the best opposition for closed mindedness and ignorance.
Read about last week’s #OneTeam Business Development Manager, Jamie Smith
To find out more about the business support programmes that Unlocking Potential can offer, contact us on 0845 600 3660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.