We have a chat with Katherine Woods, Client Delivery Manager at ECLEVA.
- How long have been working for ECLEVA?
2 years and 6 months
- What was your path here?
My background as Project Manager in the International Business Development of TAFE NSW certainly helped to hone my financial, scheduling and management skills to keep projects on time and on budget. Effective communication to a diverse range of stakeholders bringing together various players to really deliver something that impacts the business paved my path to my current position.
- What does your typical day look like?
There is no such thing as the nature of my job demands flexibility and prioritization skills. The less routine the more life.
- What’s your favorite part about working at ECLEVA?
“ECLEVA” is an anagram of “cleave” and being coherent as a team is one of my favourite parts of my work.
- What has been your proudest achievement at ECLEVA?
There is no isolated incident that stands out: I enjoy creating processes, procedures and templates that can be used on projects in the future, which results in reduced project start-up time, a shorter learning curve for project team members and time savings from not having to reinvent processes and templates from scratch on each project. Along with pro-active scope management, it saves our clients effort and cost.
- What do you enjoy about this industry?
Individual commitment to a group effort, which is what makes our team work.
- Is there any advice that you’d give anyone who wanted to do something similar?
Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself. Work to become, not to acquire. Other than that, wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
- What are your five songs that give rhythm to your day?
Always changing. Without music, life would be a mistake.
- What was your dream job when you were young?
I did not have a dream job per se but forward-moving objectives, which magnetized me towards them.
- Wine or beer?
In vino veritas.
- What one thing do you wish you had (skill, thing or other)?
The serenity to accept the things I cannot change.