Meet the newest Monster – I’m Hilary!


This week, we take a break from our tips and tricks articles to welcome our newest Monster, Hilary! And what better way to introduce her, than to have her tell us in her own words how she is finding life at Monster towers…

I recently joined Purple Monster as Office & Commercial Coordinator; my dream role to take me through to retirement (fingers crossed)… From what I’ve seen so far, in my 9 whole days in the role, is Purple Monster’s way of working is a breath of fresh air and a whole shift for me.

They seem to create a working culture which allows people to flourish and develop in ways I would not have believed possible – when I first started in the world of work, I was one of the lucky ones to be allowed to sit in a ‘no-smoking’ office – and that was in a Hospital!

I have worked in many admin roles, and also as a Trainer/facilitator for 7 years, up in Liverpool, first for a voluntary organization and then a Students’ Union

I loved my ‘Facilitator role’ especially at the voluntary organization I worked for – The Women’s Health, Information and Support Centre on Bold Street in Liverpool.

They had been a fabulous source of support for me when I was going through a bad time, and the payback was I got to go on a course to learn how to put training sessions together and deliver them.

It was great to see the women who attended the courses going through a sort of ‘realisation’ process, that they mattered, they counted, just as I had done.

Since then, I have upped sticks, moving down to Leamington Spa in 2004 – it felt like coming home.

I have had the same feeling since starting at PM. Finding out more about what they do has shown me that a new direction is always possible, and that learning, opening your mind to learning Soft Skills is one of those possibilities. Looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting stuck into this new role.
I love reading – particularly Sci Fi and Fantasy – favourite Authors are Robin Hobb, Trudi Canavan, Sheri S Tepper and Julian May.

When I don’t have my head in a book I can be found relaxing with my cat and a sudoku or codeword puzzle.

My passion for Steampunk/Goth takes me throughout the UK attending events and is the perfect excuse to get all dressed up and meet like-minded people.

So if our paths cross in the next few years do let me know what you get up to in your spare time, as well as doing the business thing too of course. Oh, and please do call me H.

If you want to get touch with any of the Monsters contact us here.