Senior Manager, Assurance – on the value of care
Coaching and mentoring has played a big part in my career at PwC. Having strong mentors who sensed my passion, saw my strengths and brought out the best in me, help me grow professionally and as a coach and mentor.
Throughout my journey, I have had many opportunities to develop and grow – both professionally and personally. A secondment opportunity to PwC Australia under the Australia Graduate Overseas Training Scheme (AGOTS), marked an important time in my career, where I was exposed to a vastly diversified culture and working environment. Despite the distance and time difference, I continued to receive face-to-face coaching sessions with my mentors in Singapore. On my return, I was eager to put my new gained experience to use, so much consideration was put into my client portfolio moving forward.
I was nominated to be the first PwC Experience programme manager where I helped role out initiatives to embed the PwC Experience into the firm’s DNA. I was also seconded to the Global Methodology team working in collaboration with other representatives from other countries to develop the Aura library – an audit software used across the PwC network.
Since July 2015, I am on 50% secondment to the accounting technical team. When working with the engagement teams, I am also sharpening my technical skills, broadening my technical horizons, and making new friends too!
Now, I am lead manager for 2 big engagements and the coordinating manager for a coaching group of over 50 staff members. With my teams and coaching group, I get to share everything I have learnt – both technically and in coaching - to help realise the potential in everyone. It’s about creating an environment where everyone feels included and that you care and value what they bring to the table. But, it requires constant reflection and work to ensure that this inclusive ecosystem continues to thrive.