Early this year, we started a campaign known as #FacesofPIN through which we unveil team members who work tirelessly to deliver on our projects and programs while ensuring we consistently impact lives. This way, we are able to share with you what they do, their inspiration, and lessons, among others.
In this edition of #FacesofPIN we spoke to Ms. Peculiar Showale, and this is what she had to say:
What do you do for the organization?
I am a C-Suite Executive Assistant at Paradigm Initiative.
What is your inspiration or what inspires you in life?
I draw all of my inspiration from my faith.
What do you love about your job?
My favorite thing about my job definitely has to be the multi-angle organisational perspective that I have. I have the bird’s eye view and also the ant’s eye view (If something like that exists). Best of both worlds.
What do you love about PIN?
I love the fact that there is a team spirit and team members’ capabilities are trusted. I also like the fact that team members’ welfare is given priority.
What are some of the lessons you have learned over the years? (This could be regarding work or life).
One of the things I’ve learned is that problems aren’t as bad as they first seem. Whether it’s a problem at work or a personal issue that looks like “it will cause the end of the world.” I’ve learned to take a break, step back, and look at it again from a calmer perspective. You will realise that the issue is not as bad as you first thought, and this is when solutions will come up.
I have also learned that if you really want something. If you really, really want something and you have your mind set on it, you will get it. It might sound cliche, but it is true.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy watching cooking shows and looking up healthy recipes. And when I’m not watching a true crime documentary, my nose is definitely buried in a book.