If you have called Impact Group in the past few months, you have most likely heard “Impact Group, Heidi Speaking” and probably have wondered who this new person is. Well, I would like to officially introduce myself: Hello, I’m Heidi!
I have recently started working for Impact Group as an Office Manager. My family moved to Calgary in April of this year. My husband, Chris, also works for Impact Group as a Web Specialist. We have two wonderful daughters aged 7 and 5 years who are in grade 2 and Kindergarten.
Our family moved from Abbotsford, BC where I used to run a daycare out of my home. Some have said that I must have had the easiest job – all I had to do was play with kids all day. Playing with kids was the highlight of my days, but in case anyone is wondering – running a daycare is so much more involved than that.
I have found the job change from running a daycare to being an office manager actually requires many of the same skills…
Running a daycare involves organization, patience, planning, cleaning, patience, business management skills, playing, and have I mentioned patience yet?
Being and office manager involves organization, patience, planning, and business management skills.
I have found the biggest difference between the two jobs is…the amount of patience required (and the amount of diapers changed) when working with 7 children 6 years old and younger versus working with adults.
Overall, I have really enjoyed the change of jobs and the move to Calgary. And I look forward to meeting and working with you all.