After studying economics and business administration, I swapped out journalism to study industrial psychology and industrial sociology as I was interested in the human side of work. I was at University in South Africa at a time when the focus was about how to integrate different cultures into the workplace. As a white Zimbabwean from a publishing family, Zimbabwe had gone through this already allowing me an active perspective. In hindsight I am very grateful for not only having studied this, but having been there at that particular time in history to watch and be a part of a transition. There have since been many transitions around the world, and many crucial ones still have to be undertaken around authentic diversity foundation blocks, equal rights and human rights. Along with these, we are also in a transition of how humans and machines learn to collaborate with one another and choice of industrial psychology and industrial sociology continues to benefit me even more so today.
As we look to the future, where maximising our uniquely human skills, building our emotional intelligence and balancing the multitudes of data with emotion and empathy, skills like intellectual curiosity, creative problem solving, the ability to create adaptive processes are key skills. Changing realities mean lifelong learning, collaboration and diverse global experience are essential.
Specialties: AI; behavioural science, communication intelligence (#CQ) Branded content, VR, Gamification, Film, TV, Digital Content, integrated marketing, multicultural perspectives, process development, mentoring, start-ups, disruptive technologies, social media, publishing, content marketing, consumer markets, e-commerce, mobile content, sustainable approaches, e-learning, USA, Europe, Africa
Activism: Sustainable development in Africa, in particular Zimbabwe; mentoring youths who need a second/third chance; conservation; health; mental health; equal pay and rights.