Career - Corporate Team-Building Facilitator
Bachelor of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration
Danny has his own company designing and running team-building programs for corporate groups.
Describe a typical day:
There is no such thing - it could be a day in the office preparing for programs, could involve a day of meetings in the city discussing upcoming programs, could involve a day of running programs. Running programs could involve hosting an event, or being an audio visual technician, a small group facilitator or running around the city and dressing up in a gorilla suit!
Did you study maths in years 11 or 12? Why did you choose maths?
Yes, I liked it.
Did you study maths as part of your Uni/TAFE course? What kind of maths?
Maths was used in statistics and research methods.
How do you use maths at work?
The accounting side of running a business is mostly where I am aware of using maths. Subconsciously, I use mathematical skills to make the events of the day fit together.
Why do you like your job?
It's fun - I get to play with lots of toys and get to work with lots of interesting people in a variety of locations. I am able to find out a lot about the world from the various companies that we work with eg Muesli, skin care, alternative fuels etc.
What aspects of your job (if any!) do you dislike?
Sometimes my job requires I spend extended periods away from family. Some days are REALLY long, eg 6 am to 3 am, but that is unusual.
Do you have any advice for someone considering this career?
Good luck. You need to like being with people and conducting activities for groups. A flexible attitude and sense of humour are a great asset.
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