We love being Leaders at Connexions and thought you might be curious to know a little bit more about us. In the first of our Series we talk to Eve Tubb, our newest Leader from our Oxford group.
What is your background?
I have 20 years of Human Resources experience, mainly throughout the hospitality industry. I have worked for Hilton, Jurys Inns and Millennium and Copthorne Hotel.
Following a short career break to have my second child I decided to take my HR career in a different direction and met with the owner of Businessynergy, a HR Consultancy based in Pershore. 2 years later and it is the best career decision I ever made. I love the diversity of working with SMEs in a variety of industries to support them in managing their people and business.
1. Who is your heroine?
So many to choose from and not one of them famous. If I have to choose 1 then I will go with my first manager in HR! She is now one of my closest friends, I have admired her work ethic for over 20 years, but over the past few years her life has been turned upside down following a personal tragedy that would have broken most people.
I see her positivity every day, leading life to the full and never taking anything for granted. Some days it’s easy to let life get you down and it’s people like her that give me the kick up the backside I need to remember how good I have got it.
2. What was the last book you read?
Aliens love underpants (I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old – I haven’t read a book of my own for over 3 years!)
3. What is your favourite thing about what you do?
I can’t deny that I do love to get my teeth into a disciplinary and a restructure, but the outcomes give you the best feeling, knowing that we are helping businesses and their people to be the best that they can be.
4. Who was your first crush?
Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block
5. What is your favourite thing about The Connexions?
- The flexibility of attending when it suits you and your business;
- The relaxed environment that each of the groups have;
- The variety of speakers who inspire us with their talks.
5. What was your first job?
A waitress at Poppins Restaurant (café) when I was 14
6. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Unclear recycling information on products – we know that we need to be better at recycling but without a magnifying glass it is hard to see how and if items can be recycled sometimes – this needs to get better!
7. What did you want to be when you were little?
A journalist – you’ll see from my answers above, this was never going to be the case, but it was a childhood dream, that and working in a shoe shop.
If you would like to find out more about attending Eve’s Oxford group please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org