A natural solution provider, Temi is part of our transformation team, and is passionate about unlocking people’s potential. She’s supportive to clients, leading them through the challenge of innovation and new ways of working as well as leaning in to colleagues and internal projects.
Find out what she loves about her job, her recent trip to Oslo, and the best advice she’s been given.
What’s your work background?
Family and friends say I can’t look away from a problem so they call me the solution provider. This has led to my quest to solve simple and complex problems personally and professionally. The desire to package my talent and strengths led to my current role.
I have worked as a business consultant, product manager and innovation consultant over several years and I’ve been a champion of ideation and innovation for as long as I can remember. I love the challenge of solving customer problems and working with organisations to develop human-centred solutions to make the world a better place.
Why did you choose to come and work at &us?
I wanted to work with a group of people who have a collection of eclectic skills like me and are bold enough to step out of the ordinary to do extraordinary things.
What does your morning routine look like?
My morning starts with prayer and then setting family off to their different locations for work or education. I endeavour to get to my desk early to review my to-do list and prioritise my tasks for the day.
What does an average working day have in store for you?
Google calendar is a great friend to have. If there is no stand-up on my calendar then it might be preparing for a morning meeting or planning a sprint session with a team. . There is always something to read on our slack channel to energise me.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Unlocking the potential within teams to see themselves as solution providers to bring about the growth ambition achievable within their organisation.
I enjoy challenging organisations to see beyond the norm and question what can be achieved by engaging in coaching, making and the strategy that galvanise organisations to provide human-centric solutions.
How has your work day changed in the last year: What new things will you be keeping? And what can’t you wait to go back to?
I have been working virtually for a number of years. I recently ran an in-person workshop alongside my colleague in Oslo and loved it. I want to start getting out more and meeting people in real life – nothing beats human connection.
Predictions for the next year? What will clients want most of in the next 12-24 months?
Organisations would want to improve their customer experiences by focusing more on how to maximise their uncommon competitive advantages.
What is the most random thing on your desk?
A packet of Norwegian sweets from a recent trip.
Who was your last email from?
My colleague Laura who is always so generous with information to support any project.
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
If you don’t start doing something you want to do, you can’t get better at doing it.
What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’?
I wanted to be a doctor until I was 10 years old – then life happened.
How do you relax outside of work?
Spending time with my family. I enjoy long walks and listening to an audio book. I am a foodie and love eating out too.
What would be your super power if you had one?
The ability to read people’s minds – I love gathering insight.