To continue honoring International Women’s Month we want to introduce you to another one of the brilliant women at 3radical. Learn more about our star Office Manager and Executive Assistant, Kirsten Haswell.
What motivates you during the workday?
Ticking things off lists! I am a huge fan of writing lists/organising things on colour coded spreadsheets. I feel a huge sense of satisfaction when I complete a project or a task and I can check things off my list as I go along.
What is the most exciting project you have worked on?
Before the pandemic we had a full, global, in-person company meeting where all teams from across the world gathered together in the UK for one week. This was the first time we had all been together in one room. As well as organising flights, visas, accommodation and catering for everyone for the whole week I really enjoyed organising some unique activities for the team. This included some exciting team building sessions; a drumming workshop, a graffiti tour of Bristol and a graffiti art lesson, and group Karaoke!
Throughout the week did some fantastic in-depth work both as a whole team and within our different departments. The week really brought the whole team together and was a huge success.
Explain a day in the life of you
My day starts with an early morning dog walk to a very nearby local park. I love getting up and out into the fresh air first thing into calming nature – it sets me up for the day ahead. My working day is fuelled by large cups of Yorkshire tea and a variety of different tasks. My role includes looking after the Chairman and senior management team’s calendars, managing the facilities of our global offices, assisting with the company accounts and any HR queries that arise. I make sure that all of the company administration is up to date so that things run smoothly behind the scenes.
What is a fun fact about you your colleagues might not know?
I sing in a local choir once a week. We sing a diverse range of songs which this term include numbers by Dolly Parton, Beyonce, Nirvana, Abba and Massive Attack!
What’s the best advice you’ve been given?
Someone once told me that “there is no failure, only learning” which has stuck with me years later.