I’m fairly new to Enspiral, but I sure am glad I crossed paths with Joshua a few months back.
I came to Wellington without a clear vision of what I would be up to work & life-wise, but open to opportunities and confident in my own abilities and flexibility.
I’m fresh from a 4 year stint in the Environmental & Conservation sectors, but I have a business background – the only thing I knew for sure was that I didn’t want to head back to ‘just another job’. I have always believed that working in a job you hate is ridiculous – finding a job that fits your personal values is important as life is to be lived – and work is a big part of our lives.
I’ve had some very powerful experiences in life which have brought me to this conclusion, and I feel that sharing some of these experiences with people around us can help them to realise what is most valuable in life.
It’s safe to say, what I have found in Enspiral is certainly not ‘just another job’.
I was told I could choose my hours, my rates, and thus my work-life balance. That helped as I was committed to continuing to work in environmental education at nearby Zealandia / Karori Sanctuary for a couple of days a week.
I was told that Enspiral values changemakers who work for positive change. See above. This is my passion – I am part of a movement which is very much awake and growing – we want to carve our future into something brighter.
I was told people in Enspiral get to do what they love – leave the rest of the work to someone else who loves the things you don’t. That also sounded great – lets be honest!
Essentially I found my fit. I found motivated, talented individuals, doing interesting work they loved, and amazing things are possible because of it; not only are people resourced to give them the opportunity to make change in the world & communities around them, but there’s a buzz with everyone I speak to as they’re doing what they enjoy day to day. Many of us have shared values, the main being that we are working for purpose over profit.
I realise I have a finite working life – so how do I spend that time wisely, to make positive change effectively and enable the future I believe in to flourish? For me, it’s to invest my time in building and helping to nurture the growth of this business. Through Enspiral, great things are possible – both on an “individual’s leading change” footing, but also on a company footing – we have a ‘change the world fund’ which will grow larger with every bit of work we do.
Enspiral is ethical. That makes me happy.
So what do I see in my future with these people?
Among other things;
- Living and championing our company values to people inside and outside of Enspiral.
- Recruiting some great people to add to our rapidly growing talent pool.
- Helping the business grow and seeing the ‘save the world’ fund put to good use.
- Inspiring people around the world with a new way to live life and do business.