Meet Natalie Ip – People and Culture Officer, SYD
1.What do you do at CreditorWatch and why do you love it?
I’m a new addition to the P&C team and I am loving my first week so far because everyone has been so welcoming so far! I’m excited for the projects we have coming up in the P&C space and can’t wait to get into it!
2.What does your average workday look like?
This week, it’s just been meet and greets and understanding everyone’s teams. The most challenging part of my day is trying to stop my dog from making appearances when I’m on video calls!
3.What makes CreditorWatch special to you?
So far, everyone has been so welcoming and I think that’s an insight (from a complete newbie) as to the culture that is thriving in CreditorWatch.
4.What’s the biggest career lesson you’ve learnt so far?
Learn from your mistakes, I started my career in a completely different space and through each ‘mistake’ was really just a chance for me to learn and redirect me closer to where I’m supposed to be and where I’m headed.
5.What was your first job?
My first EVER job was working at my local soccer club’s sausage sizzle stand. If I was to add it to my LinkedIn, I would list myself as Head Chef of the BBQ 😉
6. What are you most passionate about?
I’m passionate on self-growth and learning which doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the books and studying, but just aspiring to grow everyday whether it’s getting to know someone new or starting a new hobby.
7. Who or what is your biggest inspiration?
Definitely my grandma, single-handedly raised 7 kids and still had a job to feed their mouths. She always pushes me to only do my best and her cooking is unrivalled in my heart. She also taught me that actions speak louder than words.
8. If you could do another job for just one day, what would you do?
My childhood dream job was to be a florist however I don’t have a single creative bone in my body and sometimes hay fever hits me pretty hard, but every time I’m at the florist the flowers just lift my mood and makes me feel calm.
9. What was your favourite part of 2021?
My favourite part of 2021 snuck in 3 days before the year ended as it was when my partner proposed! But if you ask me again in a few months, maybe wedding planning will absolutely do my head in and it won’t be my favourite part of 2021 anymore!
10. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? What would you want to see?
I would settle for anywhere at this point given we haven’t travelled in 2 years. I would really want to go to Hong Kong where my family is from and visit extended family and just eat, shop and repeat!