In today's feature of CELF's Board Profile series to give you insight into the people behind the Foundation, is CEO of Aspire Simone Molenaar. We asked Simone a series of questions, and these were her answers.
Describe your biggest obstacles in life and how you mastered them.
Believing in myself and building resiliency. Surrounding myself with good people to help me on my journey
What was your biggest epiphany: the moment of life-defining change that shaped you into the person you are today?
That my upbringing instilled servant leadership principles which I never realised until I went through the elevate programme.
What is your life philosophy? How did you develop this philosophy?
It's all about relationships. Developing mutually beneficial relationships strengthens your ability to leverage great outcomes.
Who have been your strongest influences in life?
Being a Molenaar. My uncles and their work ethic
What led you to your career?
Experiencing poor leadership and wanting to lead people enabling them to shine.
What are you most proud of accomplishing?
Making a family. Building a great values based culture in my organisation
What is your hidden talent or superpower?
Inspiring and exciting people into a shared vision
What book/podcast are you reading/listening to now?
Simon Sinek the infinite game