Organiser of the Month - Francesca Nixon
22nd February 2017
We're always keen to promote the idea of helping others to become better versions of themselves, which is why the winning nomination for March's Organiser of the Month particularly caught our attention.
Francesca Nixon was nominated by Victoria Billington, who praised Francesca's inspirational guidance in helping her team reach their goals.
Victoria told us how Francesca only 'very recently promoted to team leader', but 'is a brilliant mentor and great encourager. Her team keeps growing, but she still makes time for 1-2-1 support with us all each week as well as getting us to share ideas and support each other.'
Speaking of Francesca's positive coaching skills, Victoria continued 'I joined after a year of asking her questions (I waited for the right time to suit my family) and loved her non-pushy, very friendly approach. I wanted to be a part of what she was clearly enjoying (and I am glad I did!). If there is concern or worry she has a positive and proactive approach to making it a learning curve, and is quick to see the best in any situation.'
According to Francesca, 'she used to be really shy', but now, enthused Victoria, 'she does brillant live videos and coached me through my first few (very nervous) videos. She loves to help people reach their goals and it is inspiring. She deserves aknowledgement for her continued effort and passion.'
In response to her nomination, Francesca said, 'The most important piece of advice that I would give to any new Organiser is to believe in yourself. A Mentor can believe in you and help you to set your goals, but you have to have faith in yourself too. A big part of making this work as a business is stretching yourself to reach further. That's been modelled to me by my Mentor Clare Johnson and is what I'm aiming to model to my own team members, like Victoria. Working with Usborne has given me more confidence in myself than I ever thought possible, but I still continue to set my goals higher. I love helping my team members to see the potential in themselves... and then stretch a little further!'
Congratulations Francesca! A copy of our February Book of the Month will be on its way to you very soon.
Nominations for Organiser of the Month...
We look forward to receiving all nominations. You may nominate yourself or any other Organiser. Please email your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name and Organiser number. Good luck!