Absolute Colour At Fearless She Business

We were thrilled this year to be one of the sponsors of She Business’ signature event Fearless, a wonderful, end of year rousing of nurturing women and inspiration. Absolute Colour Printing provided all the print collateral and the wonderful fearless diary. We heard from inspiring speakers such as Lucy Perry, Karen James and Matina Jewell.

 

suzi-jacobs-ceo-fearless-woman-businessAfterwards we sat down with founder, Suzy Jacobs to find out what motivates her to be outstanding. Grab a coffee and enjoy the read.

Q: What drove you to create She Business

Suzy A: An absolute commitment to transform my life and the life of other women in Australia. To ensure women were making choices about their financial future with the knowledge from experts and support of a community.

Q:Where is She Business headed in 2016 and beyond

Suzy A: Very exciting times ahead as we create a place for businesswomen and entrepreneurs to access Australia’s top mentors, coaches and consultants on a regular basis at an affordable price.  We’ll have 30 locations across the eastern seaboard by December 2016.

Q: What positive values do you believe women bring to the workforce

Suzy A: I think we bring the same ones as our male counterparts however ours are perhaps slanted more towards vulnerability, honesty, purpose and a social conscience, caring for our community.

Q: In a grab, what is Fearless

Suzy A: The most energized, heart-felt extraordinary celebration of the year gone by and a place to be inspired and motivated to create the life of your dreams for the following year.  Awesome networking, fabulous frocks, sensational people.

Q: Secret question – what movitates you to work with purpose and be outstanding

Suzy A: The chance to transform my experience of life.  To live authentically, congruently and to show up every day 100% ME.

Q: What is the culture of She Business

Suzy A: Open, honest and personal. That’s She Business.

We’re known for our Brave conversations – when we have open, honest and real conversations with people we give them the greatest gift to move forward in life with choice and freedom.

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Introducing the purpose orientated worker

This week’s Mindful Monday is a little different. We talk about Work and Purpose. It’s a post inspired by U.S based Imperative who recently released their 2015 Workforce Purpose Index. It makes for a fascinating read and although the study is U.S centric there are some insights that are very relevant for the Australian workforce.

According to the study workers with a purpose orientation are the most valuable and highest potential segment of the workforce regardless of industry or role. These Purpose orientated workers not only seek out purpose in their work, they create it and, as a result, out perform the rest of the workforce.  They work and thrive in every industry and role from accountants at professional service firms to the farmers growing our food to the designers at creative agencies.  According to Imperative, purpose driven workers are the foundation for successful organisations, a thriving economy, and a healthy society overall. On every measure, purpose orientated workers have better outcomes than their peers: 20% longer expected tenure, 50% more likely in leadership positions, 47% more likely to be promoters of their employers and 64% higher levels of fulfilment in their work.

To understand the significance of these figures let’s look at what work orientation is. According to Imperative it is a psychological pre-disposition to the role of work in life. It is a stable mindset throughout one’s career that transcends a specific job or employer. Some people see work in their lives as solely a source of income or status. Others are orientated to see work as primarily about purpose – personal fulfilment and helping other people.

As I have been re-imagining the purpose of Absolute Colour moving forward, I’ve focused on making our team and clients ‘be outstanding’. It’s an expression that we ‘walk the talk’. It’s really all about purpose. Yes, we produce wonderful print collateral in innovative and creative ways. But it is the pleasure I get in working with clients to deliver results that amaze and the joy that our regular roundtable meetups brings and that inspires me on many levels. It is about working in Colour. It is about encouraging people to be the best they can be. We all have a tremendous opportunity before us to define the success of our workforce by more than low unemployment rates, salaries and engagement. It is about people, the number of members of our community who are purpose orientated. We should be empowering our teams to tailor their work to build strong relationships, make a meaningful impact, and grow perosnally and professionally. I’d love to hear your thoughts?

Monday Motivation Book Review – “Outstanding”

Every week we recommend a book that encourages us to reach for the stars, to excel or as we like to say at Absolute Colour to be Oustanding. Today’s book review is aptly named – Outstanding.

Every day outstanding organizations do things and promote values that ensure they will retain customers, grow revenues, increase market share, and build their reputations. People in these organizations hold values and take actions– individually and collectively–that are not always easy or obvious but are fundamentally powerful.

Informed by his own commitment to the concept of personal accountability and enlivened by compelling true stories from exceptional organizations, in this insightful and accessible book John Miller identifies the principles and behaviors that distinguish such organizations from the pack and provides readers with ways to integrate them into their own work.

With its pithy entries that carry significant impact, Outstanding is by turns a playbook, a guide, and an inspiration. It is filled with practical ideas that can–and should–be used every single day by individuals and teams from the boardroom to the stockroom for creating a distinguished organization with which customers and stakeholders will want to work.

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