Where I commenced my diverse work career.
Barclays Bank DCO:
One position I treasured very much, was being a teller, serving African’s who would be doing the their companies banking, on a day to day basis. Having learned Zulu as a child from my nanny, I had become fluent with the language.
So when this opportunity finally was presented to me, I jumped at the chance! Being able to spend my days speaking Zulu, from 9 am in the morning, till 3 pm in the afternoon, was a joy! I also happened to be the only one in the Main Branch that was able to converse fluently in Zulu. The most enjoyable time that I spent in the bank, was indulging in daily conversations with all my African customers, joking, story telling, kidding around with one another, always made for an enjoyable and fun day on the job.
Bachelor’s of West Walk – High end Menswear Fashion Consultant
Having always had a passion for clothing, both business and casual, it was a very easy and most enjoyable position to once again being in the “people business”. Building up a loyal clientele that began “following me”, was a key component for not only securing the clients fashion requirements on an ongoing basis, but also the referral business I received in return from my initial clients – happy customers tell their friends, and so on and so on. A trait in the people business that has paid off bountifully throughout all of my different work careers:
Interior Design Consulting. Commercial Office Interiors:
Changing careers once again for me, going from high end menswear fashion, to consulting on beautiful office interiors, with many of my previous ‘fashion” clients, was a great start to this fascinating new concept in modern office living!
Springbok Safaris Durban Ltd – Operations Manager