A BIT ABOUT ME…
As a young child I was gifted with a strong intuition as a sixth sense, this has continued throughout my life. Over the years I’ve been described as a bit of a quirky, curious character always asking questions and a bit of a chatterbox! Fortunately, my dad recognised all my traits and sat me down one day… “Vic you have two ears and one mouth, always use in that order”
These wise words have stuck with me throughout my life and help me connect and understand people … thanks Dad xx
THINGS I DID PRIOR TO “SETTING UP IN BUSINESS & BOARDROOM ANTICS”
- Originally a graphic designer (please note in those days no computers just tin baths!)
- Years later a new opportunity came knocking on my door, Group Sales & Marketing Manager of a B2B publishers. 1992, I was nominated by the government to attend The Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in recognition for the innovation I introduced into the business community… this was a special day!
YEAR 2000, PROUD FOUNDER OF WASHINGTONDOWLING ASSOCIATES LTD & THE SHE SHOW
Previous 2 years, I constantly listened to boardroom colleagues who unfortunately only seemed to care about feathering their own careers and thought little about the hearts and minds of their people within the workforce. I had to make a decision … continue with a fat wage packet or make a difference in life.
I had a vision to create a business which was not just about commercial gain but would allow my passion to help change thought patterns in people, behaviour and culture change
First client, BAE Systems needed to bring their SHE professionals together along with their Supply Chain to share new ways of thinking and behaving. This annual event grew legs … from small beginnings it became a global event. Year 12, the event “Partnership for Success” was nominated for the company’s Chairman’s Award.
2010, The SHE Show was born, I recognised a distinct gap in the marketplace to create a Safety, Health & Environment Event which would have a unique personality.
AS THEY SAY THE REST IS HISTORY…