Next up in our Connect with' interview series is...me! Jill, the person who does all the interviews. Time for a taste of my own medicine...
What's your role at Connect Three and what do you do?
I run all things Marketing at Connect Three and offer marketing and digital training for clients through the Digital Boost, Business Gateway and LESL programmes. No two days look the same and the guys keep me on my toes with new things to promote or teach pretty regularly!
What has been your favourite moment in Connect Three so far?
There have been a lot of understated lovely moments which spring to mind - kind messages from other people in the team when I help them out, or people checking in when I'm having a rough week, or 'send to all' compliments when I do things they like. I've worked in marketing agencies for nearly 20 years and I can count on one hand the number of companies I've seen where the people support each other 'out loud' the way that these guys do. Everyone gets involved - they all genuinely care about the company, how it's promoted, and I never have to chase for content. If I ask them all to do something strange (like pass a pen across a screen and film it...) they all volunteer and get on with it!
What are you reading right now?
I am a self-confessed bibliophile, in fact before I got an Audible account I used to read actual paperbacks while walking…it led to plenty of comedic falls. I have a stack of books on the go at any one time, and you can usually find them scattered round my house (much to my husband’s “delight”). Right now I’m reading Carrie Fisher’s Princess Diarist, Peter May’s The Noble Path and Seth Godin’s The Practice.
Which business leader would you like to have a cuppa with?
I don’t know if he counts as a business leader, but it has to be Jon Favreau. He has written, directed, and produced some of the best movies and series of the last 2 decades and I would love to find out how his brain works – how he sells the original ideas he has, and how he balances all the roles he works in. It would be difficult to ask him the hard hitting questions though, as I would more likely act like a complete fan girl than a journalist…
If you could only give one piece of advice to the leaders and future leaders reading this, what would it be?
Plan, plan and then plan some more. If you know what you want to achieve and why, it’s a lot easier to get there, and to get others on board to help you.